2. Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest)
Adam Wingard is quickly shaping up to be one of this generation’s key voices in genre filmmaking. While all of his films tread on old ground, he always twists them in just the right way to make them seem new. You’re Next is a female revenge slasher film, The Guest is Captain America by way of Friday the 13th, and Blair Witch was an amped up improvement on a fascinating if underwhelming foundation. In other words, he has a penchant for brutal films with a glib sense of humor. He would likely dial back on the more cartoonish aspects of Deadpool, and craft a grittier sequel with a more subtle touch. It’s debatable if that meshes with characters like Cable. However, considering that he is currently adapting the manga/anime Death Note, he may have a greater penchant for the ridiculous.