Deadpool Sequel Already In The Works; Could Feature A Certain Mutant

deadpool-gun-sniffThough Deadpool is not yet in release, 20th Century Fox has already engaged writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen a sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair have been asked back thanks to a projected $65 million opening for the Ryan Reynolds picture. It is also presumed that director Tim Miller will return as well. The four worked tirelessly to bring the Merc with a Mouth to the screen in form that more closely resembled his comic book counterpart than Reynolds' first foray as Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

And, as we reported earlier, it seems a second post-credit scene not screened for press features Deadpool talking up a certain character for the sequel. Like Deadpool, he also first appeared in an issue of New Mutants.

Deadpool opens Friday.