From its gore to it's nostalgic soundtrack, Deadpool was praised for being a genre mash-up that included the best tropes from superhero movie and romantic comedies. After becoming a huge hit for Fox, fans who were impressed by this perfect combination of love and gore should expect nothing less from the upcoming sequel. This was confirmed by Weasel (TJ Miller) himself, who promises that the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2016's Valentines' Day hit will be everything fans would hope for and more.
Word From The Weasel
During San Diego Comic-Con (#SDCC), where Miller promoted his upcoming movie Ready Player One, MTV.com asked the actor about #Deadpool2. Miller didn't give away anything too important, but he promised that Deadpool 2 would be even funnier than the first movie. In fact, the actor shared an anecdote about his experience when reading the script
"I'll say my wife turned around the corner in the hotel lobby bar in Vancouver and she said, 'Oh my god, some guy's just cackling, who's making all that noise, it's so rude, in the middle of the -- oh, that's my husband TJ reading the Deadpool 2 script. And it was me just crying, laughing, losing my mind, I had to keep putting the iPad down and walking away from the table."
According to Miller, Deadpool 2 will not only be funnier, but it will also be crazier than its predecessor. Given how Cable (Josh Brolin) - a gunslinging, time-traveling mutant - will be joining the Merc with a Mouth next year, describing the sequel as "even more ridiculous" than the first may be an understatement.
"It's an even more ridiculous kind of narrative that I can't talk about at all, but I think it's going to be funnier than the first one, I really actually do."
Despite being regarded as a raunchy action-comedy by most audiences, Deadpool is actually a well-balanced amalgamation of multiple genres. It may be a comic book movie where decapitated heads are as common as humorous references to human genitalia, but Deadpool had something for everyone. By the look of things, Deadpool 2 aims to repeat this accomplishment while striving to be better than the first part.
Miller then ended his impromptu teaser of Deadpool 2 by revealing how he was preparing to reprise his role as Deadpool's slacker best friend. To get himself ready for the sequel, Miller did what someone as lazy as Weasel would do.
Miller: I'm such a bad actor that I waited until the night before and watched 'Deadpool' and was like, 'Alright I'll try to do that again.
On The Road To Deadpool 2
Even if the first installment was a success, Deadpool 2 actually got off to a rocky start. Early in its production, Deadpool director Tim Miller left due to creative differences with Reynolds over the sequel's tone. John Wick co-director David Leitch would later take Miller's place, who assured fans that Deadpool 2 was in safe hands despite Miller's departure.
With Leitch saying that things are going great on set because he, Reynolds, the cast and the filmmakers agreed on the sequel's tone and vision, Deadpool 2 seems to be on the right track to repeating - or even surpassing - its predecessor's impressive feats. After #Deadpool received critical acclaim, earned more than $700 million at the box office and effectively changed the superhero movie genre with its unapologetic R-Rating, it goes without saying that Deadpool 2 has a lot of expectations to meet.
Deadpool 2 will hit cinemas on June 1, 2018, and it seems that everyone working on the film is making sure that the sequel won't look like the result of two ugly avocados having a steamy, sexual encounter.
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