Not too long ago, superhero movies were confined to a very small box. In the eyes of many mainstream audience members, these films were PG-13 action/comedy films with a very specific tone and feel to them. Sure, we had films like The Dark Knight that managed to elevate the genre, but those were seen as exceptions, and not necessarily the rule.
In recent years, that’s changed. While the Marvel films have a very similar structure in terms of the characters and their emotional journeys, many are very clearly in different genres. 20th Century Fox took that idea to a whole new level more recently. Logan is a hard-R Western, and Deadpool is a full-on romantic-comedy with an immature edge. More than any other superhero film out there, Deadpool really laid on the laughs in a big way — so much so that the next film will have a lot to live up to. But is that possible? Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick spent a good seven to eight years perfecting that first one, and Deadpool 2 will have been written over the course of about a year and a half. Can it possibly bring the laughs in the same way given the shorter timeframe they had to work with?
Speaking with Good Morning America, actor Josh Brolin stated that he found the script to Deadpool 2 to be even funnier than the original.
“To me it’s even funnier than the first one. That’s to me. When they asked me to do it, I was like, ‘Ah, I’m doing the Thanos thing right now, and should I do it?’ And my just said, ‘Read it. Why are you even thinking? Just read it.’ And I read it, and I laughed harder than I laughed in a very long time. Cable can be very funny. He can be a lot of different things, but he also can be very funny.”
This is definitely great news for Deadpool fans. Of course, it’s impossible for us to gauge what Brolin finds funny, and whether or not we trust his opinion, but it’s also great to hear that he had doubts about the film before reading the script, and that the script alleviated concerns. It’s also wonderful to hear his comments on Cable.
It’s easy for fans to see characters are one-dimensional beings with one key trait. To many fans, characters can either be funny or serious, and that's it. But the reality is that everybody has shades of everything, and it sounds like they’re making sure to show different sides of these characters, despite existing in a comedy.
What do you think of Brolin’s comments? Do you think Deadpool 2 will be funnier? Sound off down below!
Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018.
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