Josh Brolin thinks Deadpool 2 is even funnier than its predecessor — a vote of confidence for fans, given that raunchy, fourth wall-breaking humor was a cornerstone of the first film. It was an unconventional approach for a superhero flick, but one that stayed true to the comics and proved to be staggeringly successful: With a global box office total just north of $783 million, Deadpool broke multiple records and became both the highest grossing X-Men movie and highest grossing R-rated film to date.
Production for the sequel is now well underway, and though plot details remain sparse, it will introduce a number of new characters including fan favorites Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Cable. Brolin plays the latter, a time-traveling mutant and the future soldier son of X-Men leader Cyclops.
Since Deadpool has a tendency to get meta, Brolin was asked in a recent interview with Good Morning America whether or not Cable ever mentions Thanos, his other Marvel character from the Avengers franchise. He said no — though he may in the future — but that Deadpool 2 has plenty of other quips in store. He also explained that Cable is "a lot of things, but he can also be very funny," and that in his opinion, the sequel actually amps up the comedy even more:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2017
"It's not that I don't break the fourth wall. There's a lot of stuff going on in Deadpool that's very surprising and that will be very satisfying when you see it. To me it's even funnier than the first one ... I read it and I laughed harder than I've laughed in a very long time, so it's funny."
That shouldn't be surprising for Deadpool fans, but it is a fairly bold statement. Deadpool's mammoth success last year set the bar high, and the sequel has a lot to deliver on. Things seemed shaky after director Tim Miller exited the project over creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds in October, but with David Leitch now at the helm, it appears everything is running smoothly. And based on Brolin's comments, the story is still very much intact.
That should abate at least some curiosity, and assuage any who may be anxious about if Deadpool 2 will be able to keep up the momentum since the success of sequels in the X-Men universe isn't always guaranteed. With just shy of a year still left until the film's release, there's still much more information to come.
Source: Good Morning America
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018
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- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019