Thoughts on Deadpool: It’s All About That Sequel

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I spent roughly an hour of my time with Deadpool drooling in my seat over the potential for the sequel (and with those box office records rolling in – not to mention that I snagged the last empty seat for the next to last showing on a Sunday night – there will be a sequel). Part of that has to do with the fact that this is an origin story, and it’s pretty much impossible to do the Superhero Origin Movie at this point without leaving the audience feeling just a little bit squirmy. The other part, I suspect, is that Deadpool has spent almost eight years being Ryan Reynold’s Little Movie That Could, and that haze of “proof of concept” didn’t quite wash out of the DNA of the finished project.

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