Since the first Deadpool movie, these roles were the butt of several jokes. In the summer of big blockbuster entertainers, this Ryan Reynolds film keeps the ball rolling. Industry analysts say the film is tracking to earn at least $130 million in its first weekend in North American theaters.
The wit, sarcasm and charisma of Deadpool the comic character cleanly couples with the dynamic personality of Ryan Reynolds the movie star.
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Now, two years and approximately 73 superhero films later, we have the all-but-guaranteed sequel. Leitch, and now Reynolds joining Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese in writing the screenplay, is definitely catering to the superhero fanbase. We're aware that Wilson can be immature but here he needs to step up and take charge in order to help Russell. I was in the middle of Avengers and I was exhausted, and they said, 'Do you want to do this thing?' And then my wife (Kathryn Boyd) said, 'Why don't you just read it?' And I read it. Don't say we didn't warn you!
AP: Is there anything that is off-limits for Deadpool? Like Reynolds said in the promotional ad with football club Manchester United - "See, when you make a sequel, you have to double down on your promotions, or you just get buried by Infinity War" - there are greater chances of it happening, the burying, I mean. By making the character's next outing a team movie, the story can be something that includes him rather than it being something about him. Otherwise, we don't think you'll be able to keep that box of popcorn in.
Are you excited to see the comedic antics of the Merc with Mouth?
One of the biggest takeaways I got from the film was its unexpected heart.
AP: That's very sweet and honest! Everything else from the logline to the marketing leans into the irreverence of it.
What doesn't count as spoilers: Several characters, including Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Blind Al, are back (so is T.J. Miller's wry sidekick Weasel, though the actor's recent personal troubles have already gotten him nixed from the next installment). Sometimes "more of the same" isn't a bad thing. The Deadpool movies have become a neat little sandbox for Ryan Reynolds to play in and just go wild. Because, how much more of the same is to be consumed before it gets tiresome? And yes, I would love to be your guest tonight.
After watching the movie, we can only sum it up in three words. "I should go - I should go ahead and read the rest of your monologue".
Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool): "You're absolutely right".
AP: Do you feel like this has to do better than the first to be a success?