Apparently, the Koreans weren't the only ones who got punked by an Annie-loving Reynolds. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the actor said Goddard's take on Deadpool becoming a team player is a fun one he can't wait to explore on set. Deadpool 2 also suffers in my eyes for having a plot that could have come from any old X-Men film, as I partially liked the first Deadpool film as it didn't focus on mutants as much as this one does.
As the show's formula works, the star's appearance was left a secret until a big reveal ending. He's using his new powers to slice and dice much bigger opponents, taking out whole gangs of bad guys at a time, still getting his jobs through the divey hitmen-only bar called Sister Margaret's. OK, not quite, but that sounds like something Deadpool will say about "Deadpool 2" in "Deadpool 3". If you enjoyed the first one, there's every chance you'll like this one as well. Ryan Reynolds makes for the ideal Wade Wilson, Deadpool was the flawless way to introduce the character on the big screen properly (we're still trying to forget X-Men: Origins - Wolverine) and the movie was a total crowd-pleaser that absolutely dominated at the box office. Let's take a look at Deadpool 2, Book Club and Show Dogs.
All of those are still true about Wade Wilson in Deadpool 2.
Who doesn't love an adorable singing unicorn?
If there is an improvement, it's in the action sequences. Of all the surprises within Deadpool 2, the most unexpected is that beneath all the dick jokes and blood splatter, this is a poignant, sweet story about a merc with a mouth - and a heart.
Directed by David Leitch, the action is pretty run-of-the-mill. Filthy, ferocious and amusing to a near-indecent degree, Deadpool 2 bests its predecessor by doubling down on the gleefully self-aware source comics' idea that anything worth doing is worth overdoing: excess and escalation are, essentially, in its DNA. When he says, "Now that's just lazy writing", it really is, and the fact that he points it out doesn't fix it. Deadpool 2 is a bit of a 22 Jump St. in this way; being meta is no longer effective enough to cover the writer's laziness and genre cliches in certain areas.
The storyline goes as such - edging closer to becoming an X-Man but not quite, Deadpool soon becomes embroiled with a fellow Mutant (Hunt For The Wilderpeople's breakout star Julian Dennison) and a time-travelling cyborg named Cable (Brolin) and mayhem of various degrees of magnitude ensues once the "derivatively" named X-Force their debut. He is the ideal straight man to Reynolds' outlandish Deadpool. You guys pushed me to my limits and I thank you for that. "Go bother Prof X", Stark supposedly replied.
Whether or not you're a fan of Marvel's interconnected series of films that culminated in last month's Avengers: Infinity War, it's hard to dispute that each time out, the filmmakers and creative teams involved in those films try to approach the characters in a fresh way.
Deadpool 2 is released on Tuesday 15 May.