The Merc With The Mouth Motors On

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As everyone expected–following the electrifying success of the first R-rated Deadpool movie last year–the sequel is slated to start shooting in May in Vancouver, with a 2018 release on tap.

Amazingly, the sequel actually was announced three days before the release of the first Ryan Reynolds-headed blockbuster. Reynolds–as a point of fact–even officially inked his Deadpool 2 contract on April 6, 2016.

The director’s chair will have a new behind in it, however, with Tim Miller being replaced, reportedly due to creative differences with Reynolds. As might be expected in Tinseltown, Miller had a slightly different take on his departure, reportedly saying he left the sequel because he “didn’t want to make some stylized movie that was three times the budget”, hoping to make the same kind of film that made the first one a success.

An interesting aside to the director dilemma had a fan petition being circulated for Quentin Tarantino to helm the film. But the studio eventually pared down the list to David Leitch, who will direct the action for this go-round.

Here are my hopes for this much-anticipated sequel:

DO: Have the Merc continue with his trash-talking, expletive-spouting mouth. Reynolds is SO good at this sort of stuff.

DON’T: Have any allusions to the “Logan” movie, as has been rumored. Let’s keep this two terrific characters–so similar is so many respects–in their own universes.

DO: Have more crossovers with other Marvel heroes and super-groups. How about a cameo from The Fantastic Four–to wash out the bad taste left from their other three horrible movies.

DON’T: Let this be a “stand-alone” film. Leave us hanging with a teaser ending, leading to Deadpool 3.

DO: Continue Deadpool’s “asides” to us, the audience. Another of Reynolds’ strengths.

Last modified: March 27, 2017