While talking to Collider, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer/producer Simon Kinberg revealed that he’s seen a rough cut of Deadpool, and he’s thoroughly impressed. Not only did he call the movie “fantastic” and strongly implied that fans of the trailer will be pleased, but he also thinks it has other comic book movies beat when it comes to the dark and comedic tone:
“I have seen a rough cut of Deadpool and it’s fantastic. It’s a really good movie. It delivers on the promise of the trailer… We really committed and leaned into it being R-rated. It’s just darker and edgier and weirder in the best way – like Deadpool should be – than any other movie in the genre.”
As for whether or not there will be a sequel, Kinberg explained that Deadpool 2 has been discussed, and, as of right now, it has a fair chance of happening.
“We certainly are talking about the sequel – we were talking about the sequel while we were making the movie just because when you make a film like this that’s from a serialized source material, you hope that it’s the first of many. But yeah [Fox is] feeling good about it, we’re all feeling really proud of it, so hopefully before it comes out we will be well into the process of figuring out a sequel.”
Cable has played a noteworthy role in Deadpool’s life and the two have an entertaining dynamic; however, the character has yet to appear on the big screen. Given the connection between the two, could he be a key character in Deadpool’s potential sequel? Kinberg said they’ve had talks about the character and he does want to somehow incorporate Cable in the universe – it’s just too soon to say for certain if Cable would be in Deadpool 2:
“It’s certainly come up because he’s such a big character in the world. And it’s a character that I’ve always wanted to do in one form or another, we talked about Cable actually in Days of Future Past at one point. But yeah we’re in such the early stages of sequel talk it would be genuinely premature for me to say whether or not he was gonna be in it.”
Deadpool opens on February 12th, 2016, followed by X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016; Gambit on October 7th, 2016; Wolverine on March 3rd, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on June 9th, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.