Last year’s San Diego Comic-Con was an amazing event for Tim Miller, director of Deadpool. He and star Ryan Reynolds were front and center in Hall H, seeing just how excited fans were for the film. The director had been to Comic-Con several times before (20, in fact), but he’d never been there for a moment quite like that.
Flash forward a year, and Miller was able to reflect on how different this year’s Comic-Con was from last year. In a video he posted after the event, he explained why he loved Comic-Con and actually got a bit choked up thinking about all that has happened since he was on-stage in Hall H a year ago.
Miller posted his video on the official Deadpool Instagram page. In it, he talks about how this was his 22nd Comic-Con and explains how much he enjoys the events. Miller also mentions that he loves Comic-Con because he loves meeting people with the same interests that he has, saying that he feels like he’s “part of this great brotherhood and sisterhood of people who love this kind of material.” His enthusiasm for the fans and the comics is why he wanted to make Deadpool in the first place, and it’s obvious that he’s enjoyed the success of the film all the more for that reason.
Miller goes on to say that the event was a little down this year compared to last year, though, which is understandable. Even though Deadpool was a breakaway success and the fans have shown their appreciation for the love and care he put into making the film, there’s little that could compare to his moment in Hall H at Comic-Con 2015. You can see the emotion on his face as he reflects on it, and it’s clear that even though this year’s event was likely amazing for him in the wake of Deadpool‘s success he was still feeling nostalgia for that amazing moment one year later.
Next year, Miller will hopefully be back in the spotlight with Deadpool 2 expected to begin filming early 2017. Even if the film doesn’t get major billing at SDCC 2017, it will surely be a focus in 2018 (assuming the film releases later in the year, as is currently rumored). Despite the thrill of being back on stage again, though, it’s likely that Miller’s experiences one year ago will be impossible to beat.
Honestly, who can blame him for getting a bit choked up thinking the previous year’s Comic-Con? Deadpool was the sort of film that seemed unlikely ever to be made, but the fans came together and sent a message loud enough that the execs at Fox heard them loud and clear. The movie wound up breaking box-office records, and the Hall H presentation was when the fans let Miller know just how many of them were in his corner.
Deadpool is available now in digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray formats. Deadpool 2 does not yet have a confirmed release date. Wolverine 3 opens in U.S. theaters on March 3rd, 2017, followed by unannounced X-Men films on October 6th, 2017, March 2nd, 2018, and June 29th, 2018. X-Force is also in development.