‘Deadpool 2’ is getting a new writer!

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

Merry Christmas! The Red Band Deadpool Trailer Is Here!

After 12 Days of Deadpool we finally got our big gift promised to us.  Two trailers, in fact — one that Fox dubbed “nice,” seen here, and one dubbed “naughty.”  Check out the naughty, Red Band, trailer below.  Neither trailer can truly be deemed “safe for the family.” However, would you expect any more from Deadpool this Christmas?

Directed by Tim Miller and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds (who also co-produces) as the Merc with the mouth, along with Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed SkreinT. J. Miller as Deadpool’s only friend, Weasel.  Along with Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapičić as Colossus.  Yes, this is in the same universe as the beloved X-Men movies, and yes Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus are part of the X-Men Universe.  Just in case you were wondering.

Deadpool kicks off the comic book movies this 2016 on February 12.

The film is based on one of Marvel Comic’s most controversial comic book character.  The film synopsis reads as follows, 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.