Also returning is X-Men: Apocalypse writer/producer, Simon Kinberg, who is helping to shepherd the X-Men universe into the future. He explains the approach to the Deadpool sequel:
“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.”
It’s possible that Kinberg is hinting at the rumored genesis of Miller’s departure from the project. There has been rumblings and speculation that Miller wanted Deadpool 2 to be a larger and more epic experience. It sounds as if both Kinberg and Reynolds share a similar vision for a more intimate sequel. Fortunately for superhero fans, Deadpool 2 is on the verge of production, so hopefully they – courtesy of Leitch – won’t just get the same movie, but will instead get a superhero film that (again) surpass audiences expectations like the first Deadpool did this year.