Producer Simon Kinberg has his hands in most of 20th Century Fox's Marvel film adaptations, and if he gets his way, he'll soon be adding two more films - sequels to both Deadpool and Fantastic Four - to his list of upcoming projects.
Speaking to Collider, Kinberg talked about his upcoming Deadpool film, saying the studio had enough faith in the project that talk of a sequel was already on the table.
“We certainly are talking about the sequel—we were talking about the sequel while we were making the movie just because when you make a film like this that’s from a serialized source material, you hope that it’s the first of many” said Kinberg. “But yeah [Fox is] feeling good about it, we’re all feeling really proud of it, so hopefully before it comes out we will be well into the process of figuring out a sequel.”
Kinberg also reiterated director Tim Miller's comments that he was hoping to land Deadpool's occasional adventuring partner Cable for a sequel, though he confessed that it was too soon to confirm anything.
“It’s certainly come up because he’s such a big character in the world. And it’s a character that I’ve always wanted to do in one form or another, we talked about Cable actually in X-Men: Days of Future Past at one point. But yeah we’re in such the early stages of sequel talk it would be genuinely premature for me to say whether or not he was gonna be in it.”
Meanwhile, Kinberg also spoke about the possiblity of a sequel for Fantastic Four - a project he's still hopeful for despite the reboot's icy reception both critically, and at the box office.
“We’re figuring out what that movie would be,” Kinberg told Entertainment Weekly at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I’d like that to happen.”
Kinberg also said he's "really focused" on making Fantastic Four 2 happen, and would like the same cast to return. As for why the film failed, Kinberg said he has yet to analyze the situation.
“I was obviously disappointed. I was most disappointed that fans didn’t like it. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven’t done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don’t know.”
Deadpool is set for a February 11, 2016 release, while Fantastic Four 2 is on the books for a June 9, 2017 release.