A whole lot of 20th Century Fox X-Rumors are flying around tonite. X-Force was the subject of one of the big ones, and here’s the other: Collider (among others) reports that Drew Goddard and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds are scripting Deadpool 2. Goddard has a lengthy list of impressive writing and production credits on his resume, including Netflix Daredevil, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, Alias, and… well, you get the picture. Goddard and Reynolds take over script writing duties from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who made a bit of news with comments on their work on the script just last month.
But… Reynolds’ involvement in scripting this film is especially interesting in one particular regard: given his thorough understanding of what makes Deadpool tick, and the character’s habit of breaking the fourth wall, one presumes that we’re in store for all sorts of “I wrote my own movie” shenanigans on the screen. With Goddard’s background for blending action, humor, and misdirection… this is sounding like a pretty potent combination.
Add this to the news from November 2016 that John Wick co-director David Leitch would replace Tim Miller as director of Deadpool 2, and I think expectations for this film just shot through the stratosphere.