Deadpool surprised audiences with its action and humor when it premiered last year. And with Deadpool 2 officially in production, some are wondering if the sequel will be able to deliver the same level of mile-a-minute laughs.
But according to T.J. Miller - who will be reprising his role of Jack Hammer/Weasel in the film - Deadpool 2 just might exceed expectations in terms of humor.
"I was crying so hard laughing," Miller revealed to ScreenRant, "that I dropped an iPad in a public restaurant when I was reading the script."
As the actor elaborated, the stronger levels of humor come from the experience of already having done the first Deadpool.
"As Ryan [Reynolds] and I were talking about," Miler explained, "it’s this great thing where we know the tone, we know the stakes, everybody’s played these characters before. Most importantly, we know the tone, we know how to hit it pitch perfect. So I think it might actually be funnier than the first one. I’m really, really excited."
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David Leitch (John Wick) will direct the sequel, taking over for original Deadpooldirector Tim Miller. Fox is reportedly aiming for a June start of production in Vancouver.
Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. For the sequel, he'll be joined by Josh Brolin as Cable. Cable was co-created by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson. He has often been paired with Deadpool as his grim, serious demeanor serves as the perfect foil to Deadpool's crude and zany humor. The duo headlined an ongoing comic book series, Cable & Deadpool, for 50 issues.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has also been cast in Deadpool 2. She will play Domino, a mutant with probability manipulation abilities that endows her with improbably good luck. In the Marvel Comics Universe, Domino was a member of Cable's mercenary crew, Six Pack, and one of his early love interests.
Jack Kesy has been cast in an undisclosed villain role, speculated to be Black Tom Cassidy. Shioli Kutsuna has also joined the production in an undisclosed "key" role.
Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.
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