Deadpool 2 is set to start shooting this spring, and it has been been reported that Daredevil and Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard has joined the movie.
According to Collider, Goddard isn’t replacing writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who also wrote the first Deadpool. He is on-board as a “consultant,” who can help hone the screenplay as the movie approaches production.
Goddard has got plenty of experience in the sci-fi and fantasy arena. He worked on early episodes of Daredevil and has written various TV and movie projects for JJ Abrams, including Lost, The Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield, and Alias. He was also Oscar-nominated in 2016 for his script for the sci-fi smash The Martian.
In addition, Goddard was in line to write and direct a Spider-Man spinoff film, focusing on the villanious Sinister Six. The project was shelved after Sony struck a deal to allow Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although Sony boss Tom Rothman last year suggested it might still happen.
Earlier this week it was reported that Deadpool 2 would start shooting in early May. A listing on the industry website My Entertainment World has the film scheduled to begin production in Vancouver on May 1.
Deadpool 2 is set to be directed by John Wick‘s David Leitch, who replaces the first film’s director, Tim Miller. The movie doesn’t have a confirmed release date, but Fox currently has two slots allocated for upcoming X-Men movies, in 2018 and 2019. One is thought to be Deadpool 2, the other most likely New Mutants, which also begins production this spring.
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