Deadpool was the definition of a surprise hit, winning over moviegoers with the perfect combination of crass humor, bloody fight scenes and a genuinely poignant plot. If you're gasping for more from Wade Wilson, fear not! With Deadpool 2 already green-lit we shouldn't have to wait long for our sequel thirst to be quenched.
So, did the filmmakers blow their load too early, or can they keep it up for Deadpool 2?
Some fans have already expressed concerns that after the success of the first film, a bigger budget might cause the production team to splash out too much. Which would be a shame, as Deadpool's pared-down, low-budget action sequences were a refreshing break from the CGI-heavy sequences of, say, [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) (yes, I'm still sore about that movie).
It's How You Use It
Director Tim Miller has addressed these concerns, explaining to ComicBook.com that when it comes to budget, size really does matter — but not in the way you'd expect.
"I don't think bigger is better. You tell a story that's organic to the character. Deadpool's world doesn't mean you have to go bigger. I don't think the fans of the movie like it because we had big effects."
For many fans, this will come as a relief. As Miller points out, it's the character of Deadpool that really chimes with fans, not the spectacle of the film.
The lower the budget, the more actual fighting we'll see in fight sequences, which is awesome.
Casting The Big Man
While he might agree with the fans on the budget, Miller isn't going to cave to any kind of pressure when it comes to creating the movie version of Cable. Fans have been waiting years for the grizzled, time-traveling mutant to make his big screen debut, and having him appear in Deadpool 2 is really exciting.
Wade and Cable's relationship truly is the perfect storm of bromances, and whoever is cast as Cable must have the right chemistry with Ryan Reynolds.
So, who's up for the role? Miller is staying quiet on that, but he did explain why he won't be swayed by fan opinion:
"I have an idea of what Cable should be from reading the comics. So, someone in Des Moines, Iowa, may have a different idea of Cable from reading the comics. I may not like his idea. I might read it, but I may not do it. I would say I listen to all of them, but I don't look to that to guide me. I look to the comic and why people like these characters."
This is probably the best way to go about creating a character, and Miller's method has definitely worked so far. Deadpool has had many incarnations, but the movie version of his character managed to combine every iteration in the perfect representation.
As for who should play Cable, I hear Kiera Knightley has range...
Whoever is cast as Cable, we're sure that Deadpool 2 will truly do the character justice. And even if Deadpool isn't well endowed with budget, at least he's got that super-penis.