ByBriesch Merrilees-o'donnell, writer at
Briesch Merrilees-o'donnell

Mr.Wilson has killed, katana'd, and cursed his way into the hearts of cinemagoers world wide, and the box-office certainly reflects this with the film breaking record after record. But what does this mean for the superhero films of the future? Will we be seeing Peter Parker taking risqué snaps of Spiderman? Or maybe we'll see Captain America beat Donald Trump into a pulp? Probably not, but we can assume that things are going to be different from now on.

Deadpool was not an easy film to make by any stretch of the imagination, and if it weren't for the efforts of leading man Ryan Reynolds, we probably wouldn't have the film at all. It took roughly 5 years for Ryan to persuade Fox to make the film and to make it right, and with his persistence, and the badgering from fans of the character, Fox finally agreed to make some test material. This was subsequently leaked online, and with the hugely positive reaction from fans everywhere, was green lit to be created. Fox also agreed to not only to be true to the character, but also to allow the film to hold an R rating R rated film, a gamble that has well and truly paid off.

So how will this affect the future of superhero films? It is extremely plausable that the rocketing success of a Marvel movie aimed at an older audience will push producers into creating more mature content, as they may be realising that the audience that grew up watching the Spiderman and X-men films from the early 00's are now grown adults with a thirst for the crude humour, nudity, and gratuitous violence that made us all love comics in the first place. With upcoming films like Dr.Strange and Black Panther being announced, it can be assumed that more adult characters like The Punisher are being put forward to be brought back into the limelight and given another chance on the big screen. Obviously only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, we're all very excited to find out.

What are your thoughts on the influence Deadpool may have on the rest of the Marvel universe?


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