Amidst a flurry of 20th Century Fox X-Rumors tonight, comes this Ryan Reynolds correction to the latest on Deadpool 2: “Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are still very much writing the screenplay. They’re the heartbeat of the whole operation.” This in response to a Collider report from earlier tonite stating in part, “Over the past few months, the original Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been hard at work trying to craft the sequel. They even gave me an update about it in the middle of last month which you can watch here. And while I’m not entirely sure how far they got into the script, I do know at this moment they’re not on it and someone new has taken over: Drew Goddard.”
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 23, 2017
So… that seems pretty definitive. I still hold out hope that Reynolds has a hand in the script somewhere along the way. He obviously understands the character.