Deadpool has turned out to be a big hit, despite the studio initially not having enough faith in the film. So much so that the 20th Century Fox executives reportedly gave director Tim Miller 48 hours to slash the movie's budget by $7 million (£4.9m) in order to start filming.
A week into the film's release, Deadpool has broken records at the box office, leading to the studio immediately green-lighting a sequel. So, will Deadpool 2 be a bigger film budget wise? Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick don't really want that.
"We don't want $150 million to go make the next movie, that's not Deadpool," Wernick told Collider in a recent interview. "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."
Talking about what direction they want to take Deadpool in with the sequel and possibly more upcoming films, Reese hinted that it might not be the best idea to put Deadpool alongside the X-Men or vice versa.
"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 [Marvel comics character] Cable are doing something in the future."
Cable is rumoured to feature in the Deadpool sequel and here's what Reese had to say about that. "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."
The entire creative team will return for Deadpool 2 and fans can expect an official release date fairly soon.