Ryan Reynolds starrer Deadpool’s global box office collections crossed $800 million marks while the cost of production was less than $60 million, making it the most successful superhero movie in the entire X-men franchise. Such an incredible showing at the global box-office paved the way for a sequel, further the studio has expressed its intent in creating a vibrant Deadpool franchise.
The entire team of the original movie is coming back, from Blind-Al to Vanessa, the driver, Colossus, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead will be reprising their roles. Cable is in the mix, he is the time-traveling son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey) who was trained to be the warrior in the future.
Moreover, Domino (mercenary turned X-Men) has been confirmed by the makers. Both of these can play an anti-hero in order to balance the scales to Deadpool’s “happy go murdery” persona. It’s not clear yet if other mutants will crossover, but there is strong speculation that there will be a new kind of mutant, never before seen in the comics or movies.
In a recent interview with THR, Rhett Reese (script-writer) pointed out that if we want to compete with MCU or DCEU, the tone of the Deadpool movies needs to be ‘sillier’ and ‘edgier’ as that really worked for the first movie. He said –
“I think what we stumbled into was a new tone, and I haven’t seen Logan, so it’s tough to say if they have it, but I think we hope to have our own universe that is defined less by characters and timelines and things like that and more by tone. The hope is Deadpool 2 and X-Force and future movies all be this new, consistent, sillier tone. More self-aware tone. And edgier and rated-R tone. We want to be establishing the universe but also focusing on each individual movie and not worrying too much about building a larger threat to the world or a larger plot machination.”
He added: “There is a responsibility we have towards the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2. Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3.”
It is currently shooting scenes at Hatley Castle which is used for X-Mansion where young mutants are trained to harness their powers and become productive members of the society. The Deadpool sequel is not directly linked to X-Men universe, but there will be plenty of references to X-Men movies especially Wolverine. The plot details are yet to be revealed.
We can expect more set photos, leaks, teasers, behind-the-scenes footage etc. in the coming weeks. The movie is a hard R and will be over the top when it comes to trolling fellow superheroes and villains.
The official set photo revealed Wade Wilson all suited up and lounging outside Charles Xavier’s mansion. Deadpool posted this on twitter:
“Dropped by the X-Mansion. Big f*cking surprise. No one’s home.”
The fans have been dying to see a teaser trailer of Deadpool sequel, Fox did release a trailer which spawned an interesting fan theory which is crazy but really cool. In the teaser, an old man dies in the alley, according to fans he could be Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben.
The director David Leitch who is taking over the reins of the sequel from Tim Miller (who left due to creative differences) sat down with The Huffington Post and was asked about this fan theory. And guess what, he didn’t reject it outrightly like some crackpot fan theory. He said:
“That’s a really interesting question. I think that people should continue to theorize who that old man was.”
Further, in the teaser, Deadpool is dressing up like Superman in a phone booth and trying to prevent a certain death of a guy in an alley next to a movie theatre which is coincidently showing Logan. He is trolling everyone as usual but a reference to Spiderman franchise is not entirely crazy. In fact, both Deadpool and Spiderman have rich comic-book history where they take down bad guys as a team.
There was a comic-book plot where Deadpool went inside the mind of a Spiderman and the term “Spidey-pool” became popular in the comic world. In another comic, they took down the most fearful villain of all time – Dormammu.
Once they switched their identities to take down the Chameleon, but he got away, Deadpool (in Spiderman outfit) chased him and foiled his plot of feeding mice to his giant snake army.
Recently, in the Marvel comic titled Spiderman/Deadpool #6, Deadpool went to extreme lengths in ridiculing everyone around him including himself. The plot is about Deadpool getting to know that a film is being made based on his life, he goes to Hollywood with Spiderman and blowing the shit out of the producers and writers.
He is a stuntman in his own movie. He trolled Batman v Superman non-stop, he said
“None of that made sense, why were they fighting one minute, then best friends the next.” To this Spiderman replied “Don’t worry about the scene that set up the next eight movies” In the end, Hollywood producers end up making a movie titled Nighthawk v Hyperion: Yawn of Boredom.
Lately, they have trained their guns on Zack Snyder who directed Batman v Superman. In the Marvel comic titled Spiderman/Deadpool #12, the city is under siege due to a deadly attack by a Santa looking villain who is actually the ancient God Saturn.
Deadpool is apparently thrown out of Christmas party and meets Spiderman. He says after looking at the villain “Who is this guy? It’s like Santa stopped eating cookies and started doing cross fit”, to which Spidey replies “He looks like Zack Snyder made a movie about Santa, but instead of delivering presents, he works out and murders.”
Well, whatever it is let’s hope for a cracker of a Deadpool movie. Till now it seems the sequel has hit the right notes to become a blockbuster.