While much of nerd culture is eagerly anticipating future releases such as Justice League and Avengers: Infinity War, another comic book-inspired release is on many people's radars - Deadpool 2. The sequel to 20th Century Fox's hit R-rated superhero comedy is currently in production, boasting a larger cast and quite a bit of hype.
And according to one of its stars, T.J. Miller, the film will not get into any sort of sequel slump. The actor, who reprises his role as Jack Hammer/Weasel, recently revealed to ScreenRant that the film will have a different plot and tone - stemming from a tragic situation in the film's first act.
"It’s not going to be like Hangover 2, it’s not going to be the same movie in a different location, for instance. It’s got different stakes, different things happen, some pretty tragic, dark sh-t happens in the first part of the film, in the beginning, and the rest of the film is kind of dealing with that, so that’s interesting."
For those wondering if the ominous-sounding event will change the wise-cracking Weasel, Miller says not to worry.
"Weasel remains just absolutely the most selfish individual on the face of the planet."
Deadpool 2 is in production and currently has a 4.09 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the fourth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how excited you are for Deadpool 2 by giving it your own anticipation rating below.
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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