Box office estimates are tracking the movie to open in the $65-75 million area for the holiday weekend. This is an impressive amount for an R-rated film. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have started working on the script for the sequel. Director Tim Miller did not sign on for a sequel but Fox is reportedly interested in keeping the creative team together.
What could we expect in a sequel?
Ryan Reynolds has expressed he'd like to see X-Force. X-Force is a team that formed in the pages of Marvel's New Mutantsseries, where Deadpool made his debut. What separate X-Force from the X-Men is their more direct and aggressive methods in accomplishing their missions.
Deadpool opens in theaters on Friday, February 12.