The Important Facts You Should Know About Deadpool 2
Bucking the trend of superhero blockbusters in more ways than one. 2016’s Deadpool shot to unexpected success after being made on a reported budget of $58 million. The fraction of everyday global smashes. NME’s review called it a “stylishly salty antidote to bloated recent superhero movies,” and it became one of the year’s biggest hits.
How do you follow-up a low-budget smash with ten times the expectation? Especially when the original took 11 years to complete? Work is already underway on a follow-up. Aand here’s everything you need to know about Deadpool 2’s story, cast, and release date. Anyone unfamiliar with Deadpool’s plot, do not read on – it’s spoilers o’clock down there.
When is Deadpool 2 released?
It’s been announced that the film will come out on May 18, two weeks earlier than previously planned.
What about a poster?
Ryan Reynolds has taken to Twitter to share the posters for the film, including this one for Thanksgiving:
Who is he? This flat top-donning comic character appeared in Fabian Nicieza’s ‘Cable & Deadpool’ comic series from 2004. Whether Deadpool 2 takes a direct adaptation of the series is yet to be confirmed. Cable’s Marvel Comics story sees him infected by a virus. That can only be cured by traveling in the future. He takes on telekinetic and super strength abilities, traveling back to the past in order to prevent ills that would otherwise plague the future.
Who’s playing him? Josh Brolin has been announced to plat cable – beating out the likes of Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan, and Russell Crowe – who were also touted for the role.
And there have been reshoots?
Reports recently suggested that yes, reshoots had been ordered, allegedly to add more footage of the new characters Cable and Domino.
However, co-star Brianna Hildebrand – who plays Negasonic Teenage Warhead – has addressed suggestions that the original cut received poor responses in test screenings.
“It was nothing that had gone wrong,” Hildebrand said. “I think it’s a common misconception too – that people think that reshoots are to fix things that people didn’t like.”
“A lot of the time, reshoots are to add more of the things that people loved. [Filmmakers] watch their films again and are like ‘better fix that’. I don’t know how much I can say about that. Usually, films hate it when you talk about their reshoots – solely because people think that it’s because the film was bad for the test audience – but it was all good.”