Over the last couple of weeks we have heard of countless projects getting new directors, new screenwriters, or just scraping the original scripts all together for page one rewrites (looking at you Warner Bro.) Well, it looks like Fox’s fan favorite Deadpool 2 is not impervious to adding new writers to their team either.
It has not yet been announced when we will be seeing Deadpool 2, however, production is aiming to hopefully start filming this summer. But before they can start filming there must first be a finished script. Over the past couple of months, the original Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been working to bang out a script for the “merc with a mouth’s” sequel. However, according to a report put out by Collider, Fox is adding screenwriter Drew Goddard to help finish the script.
The report also points out that Reese and Wernick are still very involved in the creation of the script, and that Goddard is being added as a consultant. Further stating that:
Ryan Reynolds and the writers have been bunkered down, working on the script together, trying to cross the finish line and create something everyone is excited to make.
While this is a story about another writer being added to a project about to start principle photography, I do tend to believe the report that Goddard is being added as a partner to the writing team, and not as a take-over. Goddard is also a phenomenal writer; having worked on projects like Cabin in the Woods alongside Joss Whedon, Netflix’s Daredevil, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Seeing all of these films on Goddard’s resume confidently reassures that Deadpool 2 is in good hands.
What do you think of Goddard’s involvement? Are you looking forward to Deadpool 2? Comment below, let’s make a discussion out of it