Back in 2016, Tim Miller’s Deadpool spent so much time flipping the bird at superhero conventions and other melodramatic movie clichés that it wound up succumbing to a few hackneyed stereotypes itself – the British villain, the impossibly attractive damsel in distress…you name it.
However that may be, Deadpool 2 heralds a chance for the Merc to expand his horizons – so much so, in fact, that he’ll encounter two loveable rogues in Cable and Domino. They’re part of the sequel’s starry supporting cast, though it’s really Josh Brolin’s futuristic freedom fighter who is expected to give Wade Wilson a run for his money when the lights go down on May 18th.
As for the ways in which Deadpool 2 differentiates itself from the original, David Leitch told Fandango the following:
We wanted to make sure that it was worthy of a summer tentpole movie, and we knew we were going to be wedged in between some big films. We did our best to expand the action, and in a general sense, just make it bigger. In terms of the tone, and the fun and the DNA of a Deadpool movie, you’re going to get everything you expect and more.
And more, you say? Chances are Leitch is quietly referring to the X-Force ensemble movie, which already has Drew Goddard attached to write and direct. It’s still very much in development, even if the impending Disney-Fox merger leads to a drastic overhaul of the current X-Men universe – hell, there have even been rumblings that Dark Phoenix will bring the curtain down on Fox’s mutant franchise come February, though we’re still waiting for confirmation on that one.