Deadpool producer says rough cut is 'fantastic'

While we're still five months away from the release of Deadpool, one of the film's producers Simon Kinberg recently watched a rough cut and is singing its praises. "It’s fantastic," he told Collider. "It’s a really good movie. It delivers on the promise of the trailer… We really committed and leaned into it being R-rated. It’s just darker and edgier and weirder in the best way—like Deadpool should be—than any other movie in the genre.”

Starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular merc with a mouth, Deadpool was ushered into development after fans lapped up leaked footage of Tim Miller's proposed spinoff. The film is thankfully going to ignore what happened to the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine for a fully-fledged reboot.

Moreover, this could turn out to be the start of a whole new franchise as Kinberg goes on to discuss the idea of a follow-up. “We certainly are talking about the sequel—we were talking about the sequel while we were making the movie just because when you make a film like this that’s from a serialized source material, you hope that it’s the first of many… But yeah [Fox is] feeling good about it, we’re all feeling really proud of it, so hopefully before it comes out we will be well into the process of figuring out a sequel.”

As is the case with early chatter there's no word on where that movie may take Deadpool. One thing that's in consideration is the inclusion of fan-favorite character Cable. While it's still too early to confirm his appearance, the producer hasn't ruled it out, saying that he has wanted to bring him to the screen for a long time.

Deadpool opens on February 12, 2016.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.