Marvel Orders up Deadpool, More Wolverine

With X-Men Origins: Wolverine having shredded box office expectations last week with a hefty $85 million haul, Fox is proceeding with development on a spinoff Deadpool movie and a Wolverine sequel.

Variety reports Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, the ‘merc with a mouth’ for the Deadpool film. Lauren Shuler Donner will return to produce the film with Marvel.

The studio also is in the formative stages of a direct sequel to Wolverine that will see Hugh Jackman’s clawed mutant head to Japan.

Also in Fox’s plans for the X-Men franchise is X-Men Origins: Magneto, with a script by Sheldon Turner ready to go, and X-Men: First Class, a look at young mutants written Josh Schwartz.