Deadpool was a huge hit for Sony in 2016. So what can we expect from Deadpool 2?
Today we got our first shot of Josh Brolin as time traveling X-Man, Cable. So now would be as good a time as any to think about what we can expect from Deadpool 2 in June 2018.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017
Josh Brolin will star as Marvel villain Thanos in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War (May 2018). And after he loses his purple make up, we’ll see him suit up as Cable.
Cable is a time travelling mutant who also happens to be the son of Cyclops. Originally created in the 1990’s by artist Rob Liefield (who also created Deadpool), Cable has paired with the Merc-with-a-mouth on and off over the years, playing the straight man against the manic Deadpool.
This role would be similar to that of young Agent K from Men in Black 3. Cable is tough as nails and doesn’t have time for nonsense, and Josh Brolin is perfectly cast as in this role. He really looks the part too.
Initially, I was kind of hoping for a Cable that was as ridiculously muscled and imposing, as he was in the comics. But it would be near on impossible to find anyone built like a 1990’s Rob Liefield drawing. I’m loving these shots of Brolin as Cable though.
It’s funny to think how similar Reynolds’ portrayal of Wade Wilson was in both X-Men Origins: Wolverine (the first act, at least) and Deadpool. Most fans of the character were pretty pleased with his early scenes in Wolverine and were hoping that Deadpool would give us more of that.
Well, it did… and then some. You’d have to look pretty hard to find a humourless, pale, unhappy, jerk that didn’t like what Reynolds did in Deadpool.
Expect that handsome Canadian to give us more of what we love in Deadpool 2. The success of the first movie has guaranteed that Reynolds will be dialled up to eleven for the sequel.
More X-Men (X-People)
One of the better fourth wall breaking scenes from Deadpool was his quip about the studio’s budget affecting the number of X-Men in the movie. And while the budget of Deadpool 2 is still fairly restrained, I think they’ll stretch for a few more cameos this time.
Obviously we’ve already mentioned Cable and you can be sure that Monica Baccarin’s Vanessa will return (in mutant form as Copycat?). Then there’s the recently announced inclusion of Domino (pictured below). And it’s already been confirmed that Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead will return.
But none of the aforementioned mutants are villains. Word on the street is that actor Jack Kesy will play the occasional Deadpool foe, Black Tom Cassidy. And with Fox relaunching the X-Men movies, I’m sure they’ll find a way to jam more in!
Deadpool wants you to know that he knows that he’s a self-aware fictional character (did that even make sense?). He’ll break that fourth wall, he’ll speak of film tropes, and he’ll even refer to DC films! So imagine the fun the filmmakers are going to have calling out all of the usual sequel cliches.
I’m sure this will be reflected in the marketing campaign for the movie too. The first Deadpool had some of the most brilliant film marketing of recent years. It was almost as good as the movie itself. And the campaign is already begun. Surely you haven’t missed this little gem below.
As we have come to expect from these superhero movies (especially the good ones), Fox have already announced Deadpool 3! This is a pretty safe bet though. The success of the first basically guarantees a trilogy if the studio wants it.
Also, I mentioned the future X-Men movie above (to be called X-Men: Dark Phoenix). Well, we’ll soon be seeing an X-Force movie! It has no firm details yet, but obviously this is Fox’s attempt to get in on that sweet cinematic universe money.
So that’s a quick overview of Deadpool 2 (I hope they give it a better title). I’m looking forward to it. Are you? Or perhaps you’re the humourless, pale, unhappy jerk mentioned above? Go on and nerd rage at me on twitter @benaldridge58.