Have the rules of the Superhero game changed due to “Deadpool Effect ”?

The X-Men fans lamented the disastrous portrayal of an iconic superhero character in X-Men: Origins, but finally, Ryan Reynolds delivered a performance of his lifetime, pleased the fans with his comic timing, hit all the right notes as Deadpool in the standalone movie directed by Tim Miller. It has been the most successful Ryan Reynolds film in his entire career, the global box office collections have surpassed $800 million while the cost of production was less than $60 million. It holds the record for highest ever R-rated opening weekends, President’s day weekends and X-men franchise. Recently, the Blu-ray version of the movie was launched, which contains cool additional features that fans would drool over including montages, impromptu jokes, deleted scenes etc.


Tim Miller said in a recent interview with Collider that “He thought opening at $50 million would be great. If we could open at fifty, I would be happy. Because at the budget we were, I felt if we could open at fifty, I would get a chance to make another movie. If it didn’t, then maybe not so much. Or maybe I’d have to wait another ten years or something like that”.


Such an incredible showing at the global box-office immediately spurred the talk of a possible sequel, the studio has expressed its intent in creating Deadpool franchise as it’s proved to be a cash cow. In another interview, even Ryan Reynolds admitted to the possibilities of a sequel, bringing Cable or X-force action into the sequel. Tim Miller (the director) feels that Deadpool has literally changed the X-Men franchise as a whole whereas Simon Kinberg (the producer) thinks both are independent, separate entities as they have very different tones. Both Tim Miller and Simon Kinberg feel that there would be a greater amount of interest for future superhero/sci-fi/action movies to be R-rated with the massive success of Deadpool. In fact, Batman v Superman is going for an R-rated cut for its Blu-ray release. Deadpool Effect??

Anuj Aggarwal

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