Deadpool 2 Will Be Heavier And Darker Than The Original

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Sandwiched between two bona fide titans in Avengers: Infinity War and SoloDeadpool 2 no longer faces the tricky task of opening under the shadow of a Star Wars film, while the move away from the original’s February release window is indicative of Fox’s box office ambitions. It also means that the sequel will have a tougher time due to the increase in competition. Will it be able to achieve the same glory that its predecessor did, then? That remains to be seen, but as of now, we’re hopeful.

After all, everything that the studio’s shown us so far – which, admittedly, hasn’t been much – looks promising and it does truly seem like the filmmakers are looking to explore new ground with the pic, rather than just rehashing what the original did, only with a bigger budget. Making that very apparent is Zazie Beetz, who of course plays Domino in the sequel.

Speaking in a recent interview, the actress promised that in Deadpool 2, things will be heavier and darker. Don’t take that to mean the movie will be completely bereft of any humor (we know from the trailers it won’t), but what Beetz says here is certainly intriguing.

“In Deadpool 2 I think we go heavier than the first one did. Like Atlanta, the themes are darker. I liked playing this woman who could meet Deadpool face-to-face and toe-to-toe. In terms of our wit and our banter, we match. It really was nice to play that.”

The comparison to Atlanta that Zazie makes should ensure fans that despite the darker themes, there will still be tons of laughs. The aforementioned FX show does a great job in balancing its comedy with the drama and while we fully expect the Merc’s upcoming sequel to still lean more towards the funnier side of things, injecting it with some heavier moments and going a bit dark will certainly make for an exciting ride.

Said to be bracing for some last-minute reshootsDeadpool 2 is still on course for a release on May 18th, when it’ll be bookended by Infinity War (May 4th) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25th). No pressure, then.

Rumor has it that 20th Century Fox plans to release the sequel as Deadpool: The Second Coming, too, though we’ve yet to hear any update on that front just yet. Be that as it may, we will continue to keep you right up-to-date as the Merc’s second adventure inches ever closer.

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