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Unlike most sequels, Deadpool 2 will resist the urge to go bigger

12.08.2016

Bringing DEADPOOL to the big-screen was a long and torturous process but the end result proved to be worth it. The film was an enormous success and a sequel was soon green-lit with the entire original creative-team returning. Unfortunately development on the sequel wasn't without its own setbacks as creative differences with Ryan Reynolds led to director Tim Miller and composer Junkie XL departing the project. JOHN WICK co-director David Leitch was eventually brought in as Miller's replacement and the Merc with a Mouth was set for another round of fourth-wall breaking shenanigans.

Most sequels tend to think that bigger is better, but producer Simon Kinberg told Entertainment Weekly that their biggest mandate going forward is to keep the DEADPOOL sequel similar to the first in terms of scale and scope.

The goal for us when we sat down and started talking about it was it needs to be as provocative and startling as the first film which means it can’t just be a continuation of the first film. It has tonally and stylistically be as fresh and original. That’s a big challenge especially because they had 10 years to gestate on the first movie and we don’t have that kind of time on the second movie. That’s the biggest mandate going into on the second film: to not make it bigger. We have to resist the temptation to make it bigger in scale and scope, which is normally what you do when you have a surprise hit movie. But actually stay true to the tenets of it’s the tone and the style and the humor that make it so special — it’s not the explosions and the special effects.

With a budget of $58 million, considerably less than most superhero movies, and a worldwide gross of $782 million, the sequel can definitely afford to spend a little more cash, but I'm grateful that Reynolds and the team seem to be resisting the urge to go big. Not every superhero film needs to have the fate of the world in the balance. Getting the most bang for your buck is something that new DEADPOOL director David Leitch is quite familiar with, which Ryan Reynolds says is part of the reason he was chosen.

Everybody was just a fan of his work. He’s just a guy who’s so muscular with his action. He also really understands those Deadpool sensibilities and where we need to take the franchise from here. And I love John Wick. One of the things that David Leitch does that very few filmmakers can do these days is they can make a movie on an ultra tight minimal budget look like it was shot for 10-15 times what it cost.

DEADPOOL 2 is currently set for a January 12, 2018 release.

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Source: EW

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5:55PM on 12/09/2016
I think it's a good idea, since a ballooning budget will bring a lot of studio hands with it. I do hope they'll give it a boost though, maybe in the 80 - 100 mil range instead of the 150+ mil that a lot of these movies seem to cost.
I think it's a good idea, since a ballooning budget will bring a lot of studio hands with it. I do hope they'll give it a boost though, maybe in the 80 - 100 mil range instead of the 150+ mil that a lot of these movies seem to cost.
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8:56AM on 12/09/2016
I don't mind this at all. Someone once said on here they should have a movie where he goes after someone just for stealing his chimichanga! I think that is a perfect scenario for a Deadpool film, have Cable do it, not knowing it was his. Then have them fight the entire movie...maybe Deadpool even named his delicious chimichanga Martha!
I don't mind this at all. Someone once said on here they should have a movie where he goes after someone just for stealing his chimichanga! I think that is a perfect scenario for a Deadpool film, have Cable do it, not knowing it was his. Then have them fight the entire movie...maybe Deadpool even named his delicious chimichanga Martha!
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5:55AM on 12/09/2016
Well that's stupid
Well that's stupid
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11:46PM on 12/08/2016
More small scale and low budget the better. That's why Deadpool, and Ant Man were so enjoyable because the storyline didn't involve either hero fighting to save the world and each story benefited because of that in terms of giving the story more character than overstuffed action sequences.
More small scale and low budget the better. That's why Deadpool, and Ant Man were so enjoyable because the storyline didn't involve either hero fighting to save the world and each story benefited because of that in terms of giving the story more character than overstuffed action sequences.
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10:29PM on 12/08/2016
It's also a misconception that Deadpool is always small scale. That simply isn't true. Puck up a comic.
It's also a misconception that Deadpool is always small scale. That simply isn't true. Puck up a comic.
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10:28PM on 12/08/2016
I like this approach but also feel the first film was just a little too narrow in scope. With Cable coming in, it calls for more scale and more elaborate action. I'm not talking Avengers level anything...but something a little bigger is welcome.
I like this approach but also feel the first film was just a little too narrow in scope. With Cable coming in, it calls for more scale and more elaborate action. I'm not talking Avengers level anything...but something a little bigger is welcome.
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8:33PM on 12/08/2016
Excellent to hear honestly. Deadpool solo movies are and should be:
Dialogue & Small Scale Fights >>>>> Michael Bay Spolosions!!!
He should never be fighting Xmen or Avengers scale fights in his solo movies. If you want that type of thing with him in it, include him in larger scale movies teamup style movies (Which i hope they dont do). But keep him being himself in his own movies please.
Excellent to hear honestly. Deadpool solo movies are and should be:
Dialogue & Small Scale Fights >>>>> Michael Bay Spolosions!!!
He should never be fighting Xmen or Avengers scale fights in his solo movies. If you want that type of thing with him in it, include him in larger scale movies teamup style movies (Which i hope they dont do). But keep him being himself in his own movies please.
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