Previously, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick disclosed that Fox gave them and director Tim Miller just 48 hrs to slash Deadpool's budget by $7 million or the project would not move forward. To date, the film has grossed $300+ million worldwide in less than a week. So do Rhesse and Wernick want an exponentially bigger budget for the sequel? Wernick stated---
"We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie, that’s not Deadpool. Deadpool doesn’t lift cities up into the air or battle aliens coming down to earth, that’s just not Deadpool. So we’re happy in that little small budget range that they have us in; we don’t wanna blow this next one out."
It must be noted that this interview was conducted before Deadpool went on to become such a large box office success. While Rhesse and Wernick may think Deadpool needs to remain small, who knows whether the coin counters at 20th Century Fox feel the same. The entire creative team will return for the Deadpool sequel and Fox should lay claim to a release date fairly soon.
In the meantime, Ryan Reynolds is heading to space for his next feature.