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Fox greenlights 'Deadpool' sequel before release of first

Film tracking to recoup its entire budget in opening weekend = profit!

Ben Gourlay | Feb 10, 2016 at 9:07 pm CST (1 min, 1 sec time to read)

Nothing says confidence in your product than starting development on a sequel before the first one has even hit screens, but such is the buzz (and audience tracking) on 'Deadpool', that Fox have apparently greenlit a sequel to the Marvel feature.

Fox greenlights 'Deadpool' sequel before release of first |

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Deadpool' writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have already been commission to write the follow up, which 20th Century Fox have already given the go-ahead for. While director Tim Miller has not yet been re-hired, the core team of the writers, Miller and star Ryan Reynolds are all expected to return.

By today's standards, the $58m budget is considered for a movie of this genre and the fact it's tracking to recoup its entire budget on opening weekend probably plays a part in today's news. But will the film be any good? Come back in a week for TweakTown's review!

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Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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