The soon-to-be-released sequel “Deadpool 2” has been making headlines for weeks in funny ways to promote the movie. The hype has been built up using clever clips in which the Deadpool character tries to apologize to soccer player David Beckham, or hanging out with Celine Dion for the “Ashes” music video. The new film has been one of the most anticipated of 2018 along with “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” It appears that the hype may be appropriate for the follow-up to the original “Deadpool” movie too.
That’s because movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has a “Certified Fresh” score for “Deadpool 2,” so far. Based on a Screenrant report, the movie had 93 reviews just days ahead of its official debut in theaters and had received an aggregate score of 84 percent out of 100. For comparison, the original film received an 83 percent score, which it still has to this date. As more movie reviewers score and grade the new film, the Rotten Tomatoes aggregate number will change in one direction or the other. So far, it seems that this film is on track for a successful outing at the box office and will be one of those rare sequels, let alone comedy sequels, that could do as well as its predecessor.
The R-rated film “Deadpool 2” will follow a new adventure involving the title character. In the original, a man named Wade Wilson became Deadpool a Marvel anti-hero with a penchant for quirky humor and violence. In the latest film, he’ll be involved with several other characters from the Marvel comic book world including Cable and members of X-Force. It will bring back Ryan Reynolds in the title role while also adding Josh Brolin in the role of Cable. That gives Brolin two box office smashes in the same month or so, as he also plays the villain Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Speaking of the latest “Avengers” film, it appears that “Deadpool 2” could be the one to potentially take over for the box office leader. However, Wade Wilson and company only have a short bit of time to do so. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will hit theaters just a week later with a more family-friendly rating of PG-13 rating.
When Deadpool hit theaters two years ago, it proved to be an overwhelming success, smashing box office records and becoming the second-highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. And now everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth is back for his second big screen outing which is sure to be a big hit with critics and audiences alike. Just a month ahead of its release, the final trailer for Deadpool 2 had dropped and promises even more violence and hilarity than we got in the first film. The franchise is known for making various pop culture references and homages such as Cocoon and Say Anything. The film is set to introduce a fan-favorite character, Cable, as well as set up a spinoff film for the X-Force.
Although not much is known about the plot of the newest installment in the X-Men franchise, we do know the film will see Cable travel from the future to collect some kid named Russell and the merc with a mouth will be forming his own team to protect him. The X-force will consist of such heroes as Domino, Bedlam, Shatterstar and some guy named Peter. Black Tom Cassady was set to be the villain of the sequel but, for some unspecified reason, that character will no longer be involved in this film. So while it’s unclear who the main villain will be, it still looks to be a fun time for superhero enthusiasts and fanboys alike.
The film is riding high off the success of its last movie and, while some critics believe Deadpool’s time has passed, I am fully confident that the film will be every bit as a big of a success as its predecessor. Josh Brolin has currently signed a four-picture deal to play the Chosen One so expect to see more of Cable in the future. Of course, the film production hasn’t been all fun and games as a stuntwoman died in a motorcycle accident during shooting of the sequel but, for the most part, they’ve been able to film without many hiccups. With much hype surrounding the film, it’s poised to do quite well at the box office during its opening weekend. The highly-anticipated sequel will be hitting theaters Friday, May 18 and we wish them much success.