Meaghan Kirby
December 08, 2016 5:50 pm
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One of the best elements of Ryan Reynold’s hit superhero film Deadpool was that is was incredibly hilarious but also grounded and self-aware. Deadpool stood out in a sea of what feels like a million superhero films because the filmmakers behind the movie seemed to really understand the character and the audience they were catering to.

Since the film was a smashing success, it’s not surprising that a sequel was immediately greenlit by 20th Century Fox. When the first film in a franchise is incredibly successful, there’s often pressure to make the sequel much bigger and crazier. It seems, though, that the people behind Deadpool don’t want to fall into the “bigger is better” trap.

Producer Simon Kinberg spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the sequel, ensuring fans that the sequel is going to stay true to the original. He explained:

When Deadpool director Tim Miller bowed out of the sequel, it was important for Kinberg and Reynolds to find a director who understood the scope of the series. They found that in John Wick director David Leitch. Reynolds said, of Leitch,“He’s just a guy who’s so muscular with his action. He also really understands those Deadpool sensibilities and where we need to take the franchise from here.”

For Kinberg, staying true to Deadpool also means not being tempted to make the sequel bigger than it needs to be. Reynolds and Kinberg, it is important to keep the film fresh and hilarious, without going over the top.

 

We thought Deadpool was hilarious and is so unlike the dark and broody films we’ve come to expect from the superhero genre. We loved how original the first film was and can’t wait to see what the sequel looks like!

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