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Deadpool pokes fun at Marvel's 10th anniversary in new video

18 May 2018, 12:34 | Regina Holmes

MarvelDeadpool 2 Deadpool teams up with roommate Blind Al in the Marvel sequel

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The Deadpool 2 star is now married to Blake Lively, so it sounds like there's a rough conversation ahead. Director David Leitch (of John Wick and Atomic Blonde fame) does such an unbelievable job here. We really wanted to have that same kind of feel that there is magic in the world and there is hope in the world.

Ahead of the film's release, Reynolds talked to a reporter from entertainment news site IGN, Max Scoville - but this was no regular red carpet interview.

So look, I don't think I was wrong about the first Deadpool.

Ryan Reynolds is back as the foul-mouthed superhero Deadpool in Deadpool 2. The film pits Deadpool and Cable against each other for the most part. This doesn't exactly dilute the impact of Deadpool 2, but forebodes a bigger problem in the evolution of the superhero genre.

Pitt nearly played an even larger role in the sequel: Cable, the time-traveling robot assassin.

The final scene (unless they add another one for the general release) cuts us to, er, Ryan Reynolds himself, looking at a movie script with wide-eyed excitement.

"Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool): "[Expletive] Oh, you're talking about the character, not the actor playing him".

The comedy hits more than it misses, though the constant quipps can be exhausting, and the action is filmed as confidently as you'd expect from the man who brought Keanu Reeves screaming into the 21 Century, but there is some incredibly poor CGI that is at odds with a movie costing over $100 million. However there may not be much for audiences not already acquainted with the films eponymous anti-hero.

The movie takes a while to pick up steam: there's an unexpectedly sad turn of events right off the bat, and then we get a little more character exposition than is strictly necessary. It's gross and justifies its R- rating which ultimately works in its favour. That's "Deadpool 2's" real - and real subversive - superpower: The ability to laugh, unsparingly, at itself.

"I said, 'Read this, read this, skip this, skip this, ' " he says of comic book issues he felt might best serve the needs of the moviemaking team".

If you are a Deadpool fan, you won't let our review be the deciding factor. Josh Brolin is alright after Infinity War but as a villain? I am not going to spoil it.

Still here? Great. There are roughly five post-credits scenes in Deadpool, though as they all flow into each other and crop up quite early on it's probably more accurate to say there's one long freewheeling mid-credits scene. And then you sit down and watch it.

Also, a little knowledge of the history in the Marvel Comic Universe will enhance the film's effectiveness for you. In Deadpool 2, we will see Wade assembling his X-Force and from what we can comprehend, this ensemble will surely make for an entertaining movie.

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