Deadpool really took the career of Ryan Reynolds to outer space as he became a sensation in the comic-book genre. He pulled off his best performance in the entire career. The movie became the highest grossing R-Rated movie and mot profitable X-Men movie ever. It made over $750 million at the box-office worldwide when the cost of production was just $60 million. This kind of mega-success paved the way for a sequel and now we have it. Here’s what Director David Leitsch 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”.
Here’s what Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld said about the sequel prior to its release:
“The Game is afoot! Oh man, this could not be more exciting for the fans as well as for all the great talent bringing Deadpool 2 to life! Deadpool! Cable! Domino! Colossus! Fans, brace yourself, you have no idea all the awesome that is coming your way!”
Well, the results are out and Deadpool 2 was sheer excellence. We’d think that how can they top the class of the first Deadpool but to their credit, they actually did! Deadpool 2 was bigger, better, funnier and sexier than the one we got before. It was a complete package as it had really insane humor which continues to make you laugh throughout the movie.
Along with that, the movie had tonnes of Easter Eggs and a lot of surprise cameos which actually added to the humor, really crisp action sequences (well that came with the best Action director attached), emotion, great character building and one of the most amazing endings you could ever imagine. The movie has garnered praise from both fans and critics; the RT score is 84% which is pretty impressive.
The X-Men Universe has been guilty of making 3 really bad movies along with 8 remarkable movies. Fox takes a lot of shade because along with these 3 X-Men Universe movies, they also ruined Fantastic Four movies not once, not twice, but 3 whole times. So, Fox does have a win percentage overall but these bad movies do put a stain on their name. Well, if you consider the X-Men Timeline, it was all sorts of confusion to all sorts of senseless.
X-Men Days of Future Past fixed caused a rift in the timeline which was explainable and understandable, but it successfully managed to right Fox’s wrongs by actually erasing the bad stuff like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and most importantly, X-Men: The Last Stand from existence. Well, in the process, it also removed two of the good X-Men movies, but that’s okay because it had to be done.
Then came in the confusing timeline of Deadpool. Deadpool was set in the X-Men Universe and it totally showed us the X-Men and everything, making the X-Men exist in this Universe. But we were not sure whether Deadpool was a part of the same X-Men universe or it was its own thing with the X-Men existing in the alternate Universe.
After Deadpool came, X-Men Apocalypse, which was again one of the bad ones, and did not do anything to actually fix the timeline. Rather, it was senseless on the part of the timeline as it was set 10 years later after Days of Future Past, and the characters in the movie looked exactly the same and not a day older. But the movie did manage to form the X-Men. It still didn’t fix the overall Timeline of Fox’s entire X-Men Universe with Deadpool in it.
Well, Deadpool 2 has now fixed that as well. This movie took us to the X-Mansion again and even played with the idea of making Deadpool an X-Man. Well, a trainee technically.
But in doing so, we got a great Cameo, as Wade was roaming around the big X-Mansion and again complaining about not seeing anyone butColossuss, Negasonic & now her girlfriend Yoiki there. In a room beside him, we saw the newly formed X-Men Team along with McAvoy’s Charles Xavier, Beast and all the new X-Men hanging out together.
This cameo confirms that Deadpool 2 takes place after X-Men Apocalypse, and the first Deadpool movie also took place either after, or very close to the events of X-Men Apocalypse. So, all the movies are in Sync now with X-Men First Class being the very first movie. Days of Future Past to follow that.
Then, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (being wiped out of existence now), Apocalypse, Deadpool, Deadpool 2 and after that the upcoming X-Men Dark Phoenix. The original X-Men Trilogy would follow these as well but they have also been written out of existence now. Also, The Wolverine has been Wiped from existence, and the only one that does take place in the future is Logan.
Deadpool 2 does one more thing which was great i.e correcting the past mistakes. Because he is Deadpool he gets Cable’s time traveling device fixed by Negasonic and Yoiki, then goes back in time to fix the horrors of the past. Now, because he is Deadpool, we need not make sense out of it and let it slide through.
Using that device, he goes back to an alternate past and kills Deadpool from that version right before that horrendous Wade Wilson fought Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine! He then went to the moment where Ryan Reynolds is reading the script of Green Lantern and shot him.
This has written off the horrendous past from ever happening as well. Moreover, he also saved his girlfriend Vanessa and Peter by asking him to go home.
It was really the masterstroke on the part of Deadpool 2 to fix the broken timeline. On the other hand, MCU has mired itself deeper into the timeline mess that it would one hell of a task to pull the universe out of it. In order to address this issue, here’s the solution proposed by Marvel Head Kevin Feige:
“All of that debate has encouraged us. We are going to be publishing an official, and I’m not sure when, or in what format, an official timeline. It’ll probably be a part of ah, I don’t know, a part of an in print that you can fold out and look at. But suffice to say, only in limited cases do we ever actually say what the actual years are because we never want to be tied down to a particular year and I think people assume that whenever the movie is released is when is when the movie is taking place, and that is not the case.”
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Oh Deadpool, you monster! God’s perfect idiot! You deserve a Chimichanga. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, T. J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Zazie Beetz as Neena Thurman / Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers /Cable, Julian Dennison as Russell/Firefist, Brad Pitt as Vanisher, Terry Crews as Bedlam, Rob Delaney as Peter and Bill Skarsgard as Zeitgeist. The official movie synopsis reads:
“After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover”.