20th Century Fox is so confident about their upcoming American superhero film, Deadpool that they have issued a greenlight for a sequel, according to THR.

Writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick will return to pen Deadpool 2. There is no word from director, Tim Miller’s return yet, but Fox is keen on keeping the same creative team together.

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The film pre-release tracking in the United States and Canada suggests the film will open to about $55–65 million from 3,557 theaters during its four-day Presidents’ Day weekend and a added benefit of playing across 374 IMAX screens and 475 premium large format screens.

Deadpool has received positive reviews from critics and audiences with 82% rating based on 67 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 6.9/10. 66% rating based on 28 critics on Metacritic.

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is intended to be the eighth installment in the X-Men film series.

The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Andre Tricoteux, and Leslie Uggams.

Synopsis:
“Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool.

Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”

Directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Deadpool is scheduled for February 12, 2016 release in IMAX and premium large formats.

 

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Source: THR.

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