The road to a Deadpool sequel hasn’t exactly been smooth so far. Most notably, the first movie’s director, Tim Miller, split over “creative differences” with Ryan Reynolds, and with him went composer Junkie XL. Eventually, John Wick co-director David Leitch ended up taking over Miller’s job. Now, Collider reports that Drew Goddard has come on as a ”consultant” for the script, which is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Given that Goddard co-wrote and directed The Cabin In The Woods and adapted The Martian, you could read this as good news. Or you could see it as another sign of trouble for a production that’s had some already.
Collider’s report leans on the optimistic side, explaining that Deadpool’s star and scribes are all just trying to “create something everyone is excited to make.” Back in October, The Wrap explained that Reynolds desire to keep the first film’s “scrappy” tone for the follow-up conflicted with Miller, who had glossier intentions. But, you know, dick jokes don’t just write themselves.