Deadpool 2 is probably the most anticipated Superhero movie coming out in 2018 after Avengers Infinity War. Deadpool was one of the best superhero movies of 2016 and was the highest grossing R-Rated movie ever made. The movie has aroused huge expectations among X-Men fans and rightly so as the first movie’s global box office collections crossed $800 million-mark while the cost of production was less than $60 million, making it the most successful superhero movie in the entire X-men 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. His girlfriend Domino played by Zazie Beetz will also make an appearance. Moreover, Domino (mercenary turned X-Men) has been confirmed by the makers. Both of these will play an anti-hero in order to balance the scales to Deadpool’s “happy go murdery” persona.
As we all know Deadpool is a part of Marvel Comics but the Marvel Studios doesn’t own the rights of the characters along with other X-Men characters and Fantastic 4.
Recently, we saw various reports coming out indicating that Disney is in talks with 20th Century Fox to see if there’s any possibility of an acquisition deal. There are many obvious benefits that they would have with the deal but Deadpool director Rob Liefeld wants Fox to take a step back and should re-evaluate their portfolio before thinking about selling it to Disney. He made this clear in his letter that he wrote to the owner of Fox. Here’s what the letter says:
“Dear Rupert, (Hi James, Hi Lachlan), It’s your buddy, Rob. Wait on any further talks until Deadpool 2 opens and does a billion. And X-Force! This is your Star Wars franchise and you’ve only scratched the surface. Everyone on the film side has kicked it into overdrive. Watch that portfolio grow! All the best, Rob Liefeld.”
But if Disney acquires Fox, it would give all the rights of the characters back to Marvel Studios. This will ultimately result in the possibility of seeing all the major Marvel characters together in a movie or watching great crossover events that have happened in the Marvel comics. But this would also mean that we won’t be able to see many R-rated movies as Disney makes more of family friendly-type movies.
Earlier at L.A. Comic-Con, Rob Liefeld made another bold statement about how it feels to be a big Star Wars fan and at the same time cheering for Deadpool 2. He believes that in a head-to-head combat of Deadpool 2 and Solo, Deadpool sequel will clean the clocks of Han Solo. Here’s what he said:
“But Disney is delusional and is opening ‘Han Solo’ a week before ‘Deadpool!’ And they are going to get their asses kicked! Seven days later; mark my word, skeptical man! Mark my words: Han Solo, get the hell out of the summer, ’cause seven days later, an army of mercenaries is coming to send the Falcon into hyperspace! Disney, I apologize in advance, but I’m telling the truth: Deadpool is going to kick your ass.”
Liefeld recently made another bold statement involving Disney, though this time it had to do with their Star Wars franchise. Specifically the Han Solo spin-off film, which opens up a week before Deadpool 2. Liefeld let fans at LA Comic Con know that there is only one possible winner in that battle, and he wears a red mask.
On the other hand, Disney is ramping up marketing efforts of Solo despite production difficulties. But Star Wars has a massive fan following that no matter what people will go see the movie in the first week itself in droves. It is a huge brand which has a special place in pop culture. But Deadpool has also carved a niche for itself and is no underdog in this fight.
Deadpool 2 is under production and we know that Josh Brolin will be playing an iconic character Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and he has been teasing his transformation on social media for months and now finally fans got the entire look of him.
He said this on the elaborate makeup process of Cable:
“Insanity on the brink. Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged. Where is Deadpool?!? Looking. Looking. All I got are these two…molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard. @bcorso #mikesmithson #deadpool #ivebeencabled #cableswole @weprevail”
The speculation is that perhaps Mister Sinister’s storyline can be tied with the Deadpool sequel, in Marvel comics he is obsessed with Scott Summers and believes that he could create a powerful mutant to kill Apocalypse which he later discovered to be Cable/Nathaniel Summers. In the end, Deadpool-Cable takes him down for good and create X-Force in the end.
The fans praised the look of Cable as its closer to his comic-book counterpart. David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2, he won’t just look but also act like his comic-book character.
He said in an interview with CBR that the tone of the movie will be lifted from comic-book pages. He said that the fans of Deadpool and Cable comics should be excited about the film. Here’s his full quote:
“Cable has a really interesting and complex back story. Obviously, no film could ever encapsulate the entire backstory, so I think we’ll find the first introduction is about who this character is. When you look at the Cable and Deadpool comic book series, you see how there is banter between them. Whether they are on opposite sides or not, they are definitely formidable to each other. One is frustrating to the other. The chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin is amazing. It’s not unlike what you see in the Cable and Deadpool series”.
He added that he is free to adapt character without any boundaries and he will be pushing the same in the movie. He said:
“The success of the first film has given us license to explore opening up the world and actually being more provocative. That’s what people are going to expect. They did such an incredible job with the first film — I’m such a huge fan, that it’s exciting to get to play in that sandbox. The fun thing about Deadpool is, there are no rules. Look at the comic book series. There aren’t any rules. We break them! That’s what is fun.”
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.”
“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.”
The movie is under production and slated to hit theatres on June 1, 2018.