Now that Avengers: Infinity War is out it’s time to focus on the next big blockbuster movie and that’s Deadpool 2. The Merc with a Mouth is on the cover of this months Entertainment Weekly and the entire production team spoke to the magazine about the production.
“I feel like Deadpool can’t stand Ryan Reynolds,” jokes, um, Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds of his unfiltered, uncouth superpowered antihero. “He can’t defend the decisions he’s made, right down to, like, the shirt-tie combo. I feel like he just doesn’t agree with Ryan Reynolds’ DNA.”
Deadpool was infamously a movie that stuck in development hell with star Ryan Reynolds passion being the main reason it ever got made in the first place. Producer Simon Kinberg reinterates that Reynolds is the man who makes this character so appealing.
“Ryan is the keeper of the Deadpool flame,” says Kinberg. “It’s extraordinary how much he fully invests in Deadpool.”
While the first movie was stuck in development hell this sequel hasn’t been smooth sailing either. Director David Leitch had to take over the movie after Tim Miller, who directed the first movie, stepped away.
“Going in and making a sequel is intimidating. I never planned on doing a sequel,” says Leitch. “But to have the opportunity to do Deadpool is different in that the world is so fun and irreverent you can kinda go anywhere.”
Unlike most superheroes Deadpool’s costume didn’t get an upgrade between movies and if Reynolds wanted to do something as simple as going to the bathroom it was no easy task.
It was like a soft system update,” admits Reynolds. “You know, when it’s like your phone gives you an update, but it’s only like [the] font or something. It’s not going to give you some awesome thing. It was kind of that. My shin guards are shinier. I mean f—, who cares. Nothing that allowed me to find my penis within 20 minutes when I had to pee. No, nothing like that. God forbid we should just put a normal f—ing zipper in it.”
No zipper for Deadpool. We can expect to see more about Deadpool 2 in these final weeks leading up to the big release of the sequel.
Summary(?): After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch, stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Zazie Beetz. It will be released on May 18th.