Date: 7th April 2016
Ryan Reynolds is apparently back on board to play the title character. Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Reynolds, who led Deadpool to a global box office of more than $750 million, will reprise the Marvel character for the already greenlit sequel.
Considering the first film’s massive haul, this news really isn’t a surprise. It was simply just a matter of what kind of raise Reynolds would see since he only received a reported $2 million upfront salary the first time around. Since its February 2016 release, Deadpool has smashed box office records and is already the highest grossing R-rated movie ever, surpassing The Matrix Reloaded.
Source: Press Release