"Deadpool" movie writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick share their thoughts on the franchise.
In an interview with Indie Wire, the screenwriters revealed that they have already begun writing "Deadpool 2." It was also revealed that Cable's appearance in the end credits of the original film was there for a reason.
"Yeah, we're on that path," Wernick told the publication. "We teased him in the coda, we're sticking to those plans and are having a great time writing."
However, villains Garrison Kane, Sluggo and Wire, who were originally included in the "Deadpool" movie drafts, may not make an appearance in the sequel.
"You probably won't [see them in the sequel]," Reese revealed, "but maybe in future go-rounds."
The "Deadpool" movie writers did clarify that it may take some time before a full-blown crossover happens between the franchise and "X-Men."
"Oh for sure, if you look at the 'Iron Man' model they had two 'Iron Man' [movies] before they had an 'Avengers,' and if left up to us, I think that would be a very prudent path," Reese said.
"The second issue at hand is the 'X-Men' universe timeline. 'The X-Men' series is currently set in the 1980s, 'Deadpool,' is set three decades later in our present day."
"It's a timeline that will eventually catch up I would imagine," Wernick added.
"But ['X-Men' producer] Simon [Kinberg's] more the keeper of that universe and maybe we'll see more X-Men playing in Deadpool's sandbox and probably Deadpool playing in their sandbox at some point."
Wernick also stated that "Deadpool" has become an independent franchise, not needing the associations with "X-Men" as much.
The "Deadpool" movie writers also talked about the "X-Force" movie.
"We will have a hand in it," Paul Wernick admitted. "I think everything that 'Deadpool' is involved in we will have a hand in and it's a universe that Ryan [Reynolds] and us are very close to and very protective of, so I do think we would be absolutely involved in that franchise as well."