Deadpool has been an over-sized success for 20th Century Fox, earning back it's $58 million budget in its first full day of reason, but that doesn't mean screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick want to see the sequel's budget to grow into what other Marvel and DC superhero movies have.
“We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie, that’s not Deadpool,” Wernick told Collider. “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.”
As for what will make its way into the sequel, the pair reaffirmed the first film's post-credits scene, which stated that Cable was on the way.
“I think there’s a real conceptual difference between taking other characters and big things and bringing them into Deadpool’s reasonably small, gritty world and the opposite, taking Deadpool and placing him among big ensembles who are fighting aliens or in the future where he and Cable are doing something in the future,” said Reese.
“I think if Cable and Deadpool team up, it will likely be in Deadpool’s world. That allows us to control that budgetary thing a little more; I don’t think we’re gonna see Deadpool and Cable on some far-flung planet 300 years from now because I just feel like that’s gonna be expensive, A, and will also take away from the relatability of Deadpool. I think at this stage in the game it’s about taking other people and dropping them into this reasonably insular, gritty, urban, dark world of Deadpool.”
Deadpool has so far grossed $325m. No date for the proposed sequel has been announced.