Given the tortured tale of getting Wade Wilson to the screen, this will certainly come as a relief to star and producer Ryan Reynolds (Buried) and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland), who have already been working on the script for a follow-up.
Tim Miller, the visual effects supervisor turned director, isn't officially back for more, but 20th Century Fox are apparently looking to keep the team together.
While Deadpool had scored a lot of positive buzz prior to release, the R-rated nature of the content meant the budget had to be kept thrifty. But following the films record crushing $300 million debut last weekend, the sequel will surely enjoy more cash and a bigger scope. Could we see other characters crossover into Deadpool's world? 20th Century Fox certainly want to encourage a cinematic universe along the lines of Marvel's and that might start to happen with more films. The like of comic book characters Garrison Kane and Cable were certainly considered, so perhaps they will now show up.
We can expect a more formal announcement, and probably some filthy jokes, soon.
Deadpool, meanwhile, is out in cinemas now.