Some updates from producer Simon Kinberg and 20th Century Fox includes good news, Deadpool fans. Collider recently spoke with Kinberg at the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards about many things in Fox’s Marvel world. Kinberg, in attendance to receive the George Pal Memorial Award, stated writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently working on the script for Deadpool 2. He added it should be completed “very soon,” and they hope to begin shooting on the sequel early next year.
Deadpool is Fox’s most profitable comic book movie to date, scoring over $760 million worldwide. That’s an amazing accomplishment for a film almost never made. It also scored big with both critics and fans earning an impressive 84% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Kinberg also addressed other films in development such Wolverine 3. The final sequel in the Wolverine solo franchise will be Hugh Jackman’s last time as the titular mutant. The first two installments performed below expectations, and fans are hoping Jackman’s sendoff will be one he deserves. While Kinberg won’t say much, he assured things “are going extremely well” in terms of its production.
“We really want it to be discovered, the way we used to watch movies a long time ago when you didn’t know everything about them when you went to go see them.”
Wondering about an X-Men/Gambit/Deadpool presence at San Diego Comic Con next month? Sorry to disappoint, but Kinberg said there will be no announcements there from him that he knows of.
On the TV front Kinberg said that Legion is well underway with the pilot already filmed. The series will air on FX early 2017 with ten episodes. Legion focuses on a schizophrenic, David Haller, who begins to learn perhaps the voices and visions in his head are actually real. Dan Stevens, best known for Downton Abbey, will star as Haller. Rachel Keller, Jean Smart and Aubrey Plaza have also joined the cast. Fox’s other series, Hellfire, is apparently still in its early stages of development.
Fox’s latest offering, X-Men: Apocalypse, was released May 27 and is still playing in some theaters.
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