'Deadpool 2' release date: sequel production starts early 2017

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Production on “Deadpool 2” is definitely rolling out much faster than the original iteration. Just a year after the Merc with a Mouth’s (Ryan Reynolds) first stand-alone movie debuted, production for the sequel will already break ground soon, according to producer Simon Kinberg,

The current keeper of 20th Century Fox’s Marvel Universe recently talked to Collider and dished about the timeline of their forthcoming projects, one of which is the sequel film of the snazzy antihero. If everything goes according to plan, actor Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller will be back filming “Deadpool 2” by early 2017.

“The guys, Wernick and Rheese, are working on the script, and we hope to have a script very soon. We hope to shoot the movie sometime in the beginning of next year,” Kinberg said.

The immense popularity of the flick, which took 11 years to develop, prompted Fox to greenlight a follow-up almost right away. This drew everyone back to the drawing table to hone a brand new narrative for “Deadpool 2,” including writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Since the core team of “Deadpool” will be back for its sequel, movie heroine Morena Baccarin who played Vanessa Wade Wilson’s love interest is also assumed to reprise her role. However, the Brazilian-American actress is being coy about her involvement. Talking to Gay Times, she shared a bit about her work timetable saying “‘Gotham,’ I’ll be busy with that until March of next year. And then maybe ‘Deadpool 2’ you never know!”

Despite working on a DC-based story on the small screen, it still seems that Baccarin is also very eager to return to Marvel’s superhero realm. She chalks it up to a very good working environment while working alongside Reynolds. In fact, she has nothing but high praises for the Canadian actor.

“At first it was terrifying because it’s tough to keep up with Ryan Reynolds,” she recalled. “He’s the funniest, quickest human being ever. But then you just go with it and allow yourself to relax into it. Once you’ve got the character down it becomes really fun. There was a lot of freedom and you start to have ideas and want to play around with things,”

No official release date has been set for “Deadpool 2.”