Collider has posted an exclusive interview with Ryan Reynolds, during which he discusses Deadpool 2‘s ensemble cast, the planned X-Force spinoff movie, and his man-love for Drew Goddard. The X-Force team will be introduced in Deadpool 2, and the current vision is for Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Bad Times at the El Royale) to direct an X-Force movie that would also feature Reynolds as Deadpool.
“I just wanna work with Drew,” Reynolds boldly stated, clearly mad with lust. “I mean, I love him and he has such an interesting take on where he wants to take that world. I see it being a real ensemble on a lot of levels just because I think it’s interesting for Deadpool to kinda function in the way he does in his own universe. You always get to sort of find some way to position him as the underdog or take everything away from him, but for him to function in an ensemble [in X-Force] is a lot of fun. I think there’s a real opportunity to not burden the narrative by shattering Wade’s life, so then at the beginning our movie you get to have him just be part of the team, which is obviously a very challenging prospect for someone like Wade Wilson. So, I’m really excited about that. I’m excited about a couple new characters that we’re talking about. And I’m really especially excited to work with Drew. He’s just amazing.”
Goddard is currently wrapped up in post-production work with Bad Times at the El Royale, so there isn’t much to be shown yet as far as X-Force is concerned. “There’s a storyline that everyone’s happy with, but there isn’t a script yet,” Reynolds said. “That’s yet to come.”
Reynolds also discussed the possibility of X-Force being an R-rated film. “It’s all story first,” he said. “I don’t think anybody’s thinking about the rating. I mean, my sort of wild guess would be that it would be an R-rated movie, but again, right now we’re just assembling the troops to figure out what story we would tell. And it’s a ways away from shooting still, and I don’t even have an idea as to the exact date. But yeah, we’ll see. Story first though.”
Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18th, so you can see the X-Force crew in action and decide for yourself if a standalone movie will be worth getting excited over.