Deadpool was not only one of the most successful superhero movies of 2016, but also one of the most surprising blockbusters in general. Made off a $58 million budget, the Merc with the Mouth's first solo adventure went on to earn over $780 million worldwide earned rave reviews from comic book fans and casual viewers alike. A performance like that guarantees a sequel, and sure enough, Deadpool 2 is being worked on as we speak. While no plot details have been revealed yet, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have revealed three of the supporting characters from the first movie who will be back for the follow-up.
Yeah, they'll make at least an appearance.
For the most part, Deadpool was a self-contained superhero movie, but Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead served as the primary connective threads to the wider X-Men world. They first showed up to try to recruit Deadpool into the mutant superhero team, and later they agreed to help him rescue Vanessa from Ajax and Angel Dust. Their personalities also played off of Deadpool's excellently; Colossus as the straight man trying to urge Wade to become a better person and Negasonic as the apathetic teenager unimpressed with the main protagonist's antics. Even if they aren't integral to Deadpool 2's story, it will be great to see them have more amusing conversations with the fourth wall-breaking anti-hero.
Then during an interview with Nerdist, a conversation occurred about Dopinder the cab driver's role in Deadpool, and Paul Wernick mentioned that he would return as well for the next movie. As he put it:
Yeah, and he'll be in the sequel.
While Dopinder's role in Deadpool wasn't nearly as important as Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead's, he did have some amusing moments, namely with how he misconstrued Deadpool's advice and kidnapped his cousin Bandhu for stealing away the woman he loved, Gita. The last time we saw Dopinder, he had just crashed his car, which had Deadpool's bag of guns on the front sea and Bandhu stashed in the trunk. Basically, don't be surprised if he's behind bars in the sequel.
Along with the above three characters, Wade Wilson will also share screen time with newcomers Cable and Domino in Deadpool 2, although those characters haven't been cast yet. Behind the camera, David Leitch has taken over directing duties, and his action experience combined with Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds' humorous chops will hopefully blend well enough to make Deadpool 2 just as appealing a movie as its predecessor, if not more so.
Deadpool 2 doesn't have an official release date, but it's expected to arrive in theaters sometime in 2018. Stay tuned for more updates as they come in!