But are we looking at a sequel of Empire quality or Speed 2: Cruise Control? "You did the thing I wanted to see since I was 10". The real springboard into action was the leak of pictures of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in 2015 ahead of the first film's release. It's a character so indelibly linked to the actor that you can not imagine anyone else playing him.
The rest of the cast are fine, if a little underdeveloped.
"Deadpool 2" somehow achieves the seemingly impossible, making even more outrageous, zanier and cruder jokes than its already shocking original.
They wind up side by side in a Supermax prison where a Terminator-like soldier from the future, Cable (Josh Brolin), arrives to eliminate Firefist before he reaches his destiny as a supervillain.
Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool): "Ah, people who are easily offended".
Story wise, it's pretty much more of the same and that's no bad thing. Popular for his sarcastic, self-deprecating replies and breaking the fourth wall, Deadpool has easily become one fan favourite superhero.
He continued: 'So, sometimes I'm just: "nope, you're going to do that".
If you think the movie would have the restraint to not highlight, underline and make jokes about the fact that this is the plot to "Terminator", then you should adjust your expectations immediately.
But Deadpool's plans to settle into some form of domesticity hit the back burner when he's confronted with a personal crisis - and subsequently finds himself enrolled in an X-Men trainee program under the watchful eyes of Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand).
Tomorrow's blockbuster sequel marks something of a new beginning for DP, too, given he's about to share the screen with such big-name heroes like Domino, Cable, Bedlam, and Shatterstar - not to mention all those characters from the first Deadpool movie.
While Deadpool 2 has a lot of action, it isn't shy on the jokes either. "He was good in many ways as well, but he was tough on us", said Ryan, the youngest of four brothers. After all, that wouldn't be the Deadpool way. The majority of "Deadpool 2" is a production that hits you in the gut with the action and repeatedly slams your amusing bone with the often juvenile humor. What it does right, it does very well indeed.
And like the comedy - which doesn't pull punches, a commitment to the cause that I admire - another significant improvement comes in the form of the action. Fortunately, one of the Merc's powers is regenerating limbs, leading to one of the film's funniest sight gags as he totters about on infant-like legs.
Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, center, again leads the way - with assistant Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), left, and Peter Parker (Tom Holland) - in "Spider-Man: Homecoming".