From superheroes to science fiction. “Deadpool” was a box office hit, but lead actor, Ryan Reynolds, along with the film’s writers, Paul Wernick and Rhette Reese, may be leaving “Deadpool” behind and embark on making a film about a space mission to Mars. What happens to the Merc with a Mouth now?
As reported by IGN, “Deadpool” marks the start of Marvel Comics’ dominance in the film industry this year as its first movie earned a record-breaking title at the box office over the weekend. In fact, “Deadpool” is now considered the largest grossing opening for an R-rated film.
However, despite the success the film gained, Reynolds, along with Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, were said to collaborate again in “Life,” a film based on an “intelligent alien life” who attracts a trip from Earth to Mars. In fact, the trio was reportedly on the project long before “Deadpool” started breaking records at box office charts.
In other news, Deadline reports that Rebecca Ferguson of “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” would star alongside Reynolds in “Life.” Furthermore, the movie will be heralded by Skydance Productions and would be directed by Daniel Espinosa. The director and Reynolds once worked together on “Safe House.”
The producers of the film would be David Ellison and Dana Goldberg along with Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis. Paramount was reported to be the promoter of the said film.
Espinosa already confirmed his participation in “Life” last November 2015 while Reynolds is still under negotiations to play the lead role.
Despite Ryan Reynolds and two of “Deadpool” movie’s writers on the talks of creating a sci-fi film, “Deadpool 2” is definitely under works as well. Therefore, there’s no worry there. The Merc with a Mouth will definitely be back onscreen for the Deadpool sequel.