Knowing the nature of Deadpool as a character and knowing that the film was rated R, fans weren't entirely shocked by just how violent last year's Deadpool was. One thing audiences hadn't entirely been aware of, however, was just how funny it would be, thanks to Ryan Reynolds' performance as the Merc with a Mouth and also T.J. Miller's role as Weasel. For those expecting the upcoming Deadpool 2 to be just as funny, you're in luck, as Miller revealed that script alone was so funny, it ended up embarrassing his wife.
"My wife turned around the corner in the hotel lobby bar in Vancouver and she said, 'Oh my god some guy is like cackling, who's making all that noise? That is so rude in the middle of a... Oh that's my husband reading the Deadpool 2 script.'," the comedian revealed to MTV. "And it's me just crying, laughing, losing my mind. I kept having to put my iPad down on the middle of the table. It's an even more ridiculous kind of narrative that I can't talk about at all."
Considering the comedian's history in stand-up comedy and starring in the sitcom Silicon Valley, he's clearly well aware of what succeeds and what fails in the world of comedy, with his reaction to the script being a strong indicator that the sequel will live up to the original.
For those worried that the film was rushed into production and will merely be an imitation of the first, Miller assures audiences that this isn't the case.
"It's not going to be like Hangover 2, it's not going to be the same movie in a different location, for instance," Miller recently revealed to ScreenRant. "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."
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David Leitch (John Wick) will direct the sequel, taking over for original Deadpool director 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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