Deadpool has launched to a box office record breaking total of $150 million in the US and $265 million worldwide. The previous record for President’s Day weekend was set by Fifty Shades of Grey which opened at $93 million.
Deadpool was stuck in development for over 10 years until the test footage was leaked online two years ago. Fans bombarded 20th Century Fox with messages that forced them to green light the project. Before this film, Deadpool was last seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine where he received a negative reception partly due to the fact his mouth was sewn shut.
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20th Century Fox is already aiming high for the franchise, with critics writing good reviews, Fox estimates that this weekend the movie alone can make a minimum of $65 million. According to insiders for The Hollywood Reporter, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Deadpool, are writing the script for the sequel, which has already been greenlit.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role for the sequel. However, Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool, hasn’t agreed yet to direct the sequel. Fox have stated that they want to keep the whole creative team together for the sequel.
Story-wise, there really is an incredible number of directions that Deadpool 2 can go in, as he has [...]
The newest trailer for Deadpool starts us off with a glorious shot of the city. And it wastes no time in introducing the hilariously obscene “merc with a mouth”, known as Deadpool.
At the back of a cab, the playful masked assassin, does whatever he pleases, joining the driver at the front in an act of friendship and spontaneity. Introducing himself as “pool. Dead”, invoking the greeting made famous by James Bond, and kicking off one of the most entertaining, and informative Deadpool trailers to date.
We are then immediately treated to a scene featuring an upside down Pool, spinning in the air, [...]