Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
2018 might be the best year in superhero film history. Not only are we getting films like Aquaman, Avengers: Infinity War and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, we are also getting the highly anticipated sequel to the surprise hit of 2016, Deadpool. The sequel, currently titled Deadpool 2 is already in production and boasts an even bigger cast.
The sequel, which will feature some of Marvel’s most popular mutants, Cable and Domino, is already being teased as very different from its predecessor and now, one of its stars is reassuring fans that Deadpool 2 will not get into a sequel slump. In an interview with ScreenRant, T.J Miller, who plays Weasel said that the film will have a different tone and plot and will be based on a tragic event that occurs in the first act.
“It’s not going to be like Hangover 2, it’s not going to be the same movie in a different location, for instance. It’s got different stakes, different things happen, some pretty tragic, dark sh-t happens in the first part of the film, in the beginning, and the rest of the film is kind of dealing with that, so that’s interesting.”
If you were wondering if the event in question would alter Weasel’s selfish nature, Miller has that answer for you. It doesn’t.
“Weasel remains just absolutely the most selfish individual on the face of the planet.”
ScreenRant then moved the conversation to the humor in Deadpool 2 to which Miller said that the film might be even funnier than the first:
“I was crying so hard laughing, that I dropped an iPad in a public restaurant when I was reading the script.”
“As Ryan [Reynolds] and I were talking about it’s this great thing where we know the tone, we know the stakes, everybody’s played these characters before. Most importantly, we know the tone, we know how to hit it pitch perfect. So I think it might actually be funnier than the first one. I’m really, really excited.”
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Deadpool 2 is scheduled to be released on June 1, 2018.