Why DEADPOOL 2 Won't Be Bigger Than the First Film and Why David Leitch Was Chosen to Direct
As Deadpool 2 moves forward with its new director David Leitch (John Wick), Ryan Reynolds and producer Simon Kinberg talk about what we can expect from the sequel in a recent interview with EW. With most sequels, the people involved tend to go bigger, but that is clearly not the case with Deadpool 2. In fact, it's something that the creative team has been trying to actively resist. We've heard that this is one of the reasons why director Tim Miller left the production. Kinberg talks about the goals and challenges of developing the film:
“The goal for us when we sat down and started talking about it was it needs to be as provocative and startling as the first film which means it can’t just be a continuation of the first film. It has tonally and stylistically be as fresh and original. That’s a big challenge especially because they had 10 years to gestate on the first movie and we don’t have that kind of time on the second movie. That’s the biggest mandate going into on the second film: to not make it bigger. We have to resist the temptation to make it bigger in scale and scope, which is normally what you do when you have a surprise hit movie. But actually stay true to the tenets of it’s the tone and the style and the humor that make it so special — it’s not the explosions and the special effects.”
Reynolds goes on to open up about the film's new director, and as you can tell that he's pretty excited about working with him and what he brings to the table:
"Everybody was just a fan of his work. He’s just a guy who’s so muscular with his action. He also really understands those Deadpool sensibilities and where we need to take the franchise from here. And I love John Wick. One of the things that David Leitch does that very few filmmakers can do these days is they can make a movie on an ultra tight minimal budget look like it was shot for 10-15 times what it cost."
Deadpool 2 is currently in the development stage, but it's about to move into production, so that's exciting! They still have yet to officially cast the actors who will be playing Cable and Domino, but that will all come in time. It'll be fun to see how this sequel comes together.