For those who don’t know, Deadpool made a whopping 150 million dollars in its opening weekend. And they did that with a relatively small budget of 58 million dollars.
It would be easy to predict that the studio would want to throw a bigger budget at the film’s sequel, but the Deadpool writers (Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) aren’t falling for it.
“We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie, that’s not Deadpool. 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.”
The writing team disclosed that Fox originally gave them and director Tim Miller just 48 hrs to slash the first film’s budget by $7 million or the project would not move forward. It would be easy to fall into the trap of more money, bigger sets and better VFX, but this creative team is sticking to what worked on the first film instead. That’s good news for fans of the current film.