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‘Deadpool 2’ confirmed: Ryan Reynolds and the original team return for the sequel

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Deadpool wasn’t even out in early February, and word broke out that a sequel is already in the works. A couple of months and $757 million later, Fox announced at CinemaCon that Deadpool 2 is indeed real, featuring Ryan Reynolds and the same team that worked on the first movie, including director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

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The R-rated superhero movie was a tremendous hit at the box office, grossing $757 million worldwide, more than anybody could have anticipated, and becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever, as Entertainment Weekly points out.

Unfortunately, Deadpool fans will still have to wait for a concrete release date for Deadpool 2, as Fox did not make any specific announcements. The studio teased that a Fox Marvel Project is scheduled for 2017, which could be either a Gambit movie, or a “rushed Deadpool 2,” as EW puts it. The Gambit movie was supposed to hit theaters this October, but the movie is currently postponed.

Fox also showed off a new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, which is premiering next month, revealing that Quicksilver’s father is indeed Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and that Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique has a major role in the upcoming X-Men movie.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.