After bringing Deadpool to life in his landmark 2016 film, actor Ryan Reynolds can now say he's also written for the Merc with a Mouth thanks to a newly minted writing credit on the sequel.
Reynolds is officially getting a writing credit for Deadpool 2, the sequel to the wildly successful, R-rated Marvel Comics-based film. The original was wildly successful, breaking box office records and delighting fans of the comics. It was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick; this film adds Reynolds to that roster of talent.
This is a big step for Reynolds, who has been very vocal about Deadpool ever since he played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Even though that film was not at all well-received, and people hated where the character went by the end of the movie, some viewers did respond well to Reynolds.
The actor had been attempting to make a solo Deadpool film ever since, and succeeded after (allegedly) leaking some test footage of himself in the classic black and red suit. Fans went nuts for it, and the test scene was even included in the 2016 film. So, it's only fitting that Reynolds' first writing credit comes with the follow-up to the movie he tried so hard to make.
Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch, and stars Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film hits theaters on May 18.