– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While the first Deadpool movie didn’t really have a lot of competition going for it, the upcoming Deadpool 2 will be a different story. While Deadpool 2 is pretty much launching all by its lonesome on June 1, 2018, there is a little movie called Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting the week prior on May 25.

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We can’t help but wonder how much Deadpool 2 will affect Solo’s second week, or vice versa. Well, if there’s one person who seems overtly confident it’s Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. During this past weekend’s LA Comic Con, Liefeld expressed this confidence, saying:

Deapool comes out June 1st, are you aware of this? Deadpool 2. I am betraying myself doing this. My nine-year-old self is going to come back in time and smack my ass, because when I was nine – and sorry, I’m old, I’m fifty – I saw Star Wars in the theater like this [makes shocked and awe face], because if your were that age like me, there was nothing like George Lucas’ Star Wars movie.”

“But Disney is delusional and is opening Han Solo a week before Deadpool! And they are going to get their asses kicked! Seven days later; mark my word, skeptical man! [points to audience member] Mark my words: Han Solo, get the hell out of the summer, ’cause seven days later, an army of mercenaries is coming to send the Falcon into hyperspace! Disney I apologize in advanced, but I’m telling the truth: Deadpool is going to kick your ass.”

Shots fired, Lucasfilm! But does he have a point? It’s hard to tell at this point. Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film that’s been mired in controversy. Its directors were unexpectedly fired with only a few weeks left in principal photography, so there’s no way of knowing if new director Ron Howard will be able to salvage what’s left.

Whether or not Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story will ultimately depend on how good these movies actually are. We’ll have to wait and see.

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SOURCE: ComicBook.com

  • Kindofabigdeal

    As a fanboy I can honestly say that I am going to be seeing both movies. It’s not a question of one or the other. While Star Wars has to deal with a movie no one asked for going against a movie everyone has been waiting for. But it is Star Wars, and it prints its own money. Deadpool meanwhile has to worry about mutant fatigue with all these lame shows coming out.

  • Victor Roa

    ugh….. You know, I’m gonna share some stories about he ran his studios. He burnt all his money from investors on original comic pages by George Perez and Jack Kirby. Everyone in the office just played video games (Joe Mad) and Rob would lock himself in his room make photo calls and look at his prints by himself…… and he did this for like 4 different studios in less than 3 years. Yeah, like I really want to hear this 50 year old man talk about a subject 7 year olds argue…… HE’S 50! 50 And he can’t draw hands or feets.
    Give me an Joe Kelly or an Ed McGuninness cameo instead

  • C.O.C.

    Wont be that difficult.

  • ShoNuf®

    Do you see other creators or comic book has beens constantly putting their faces or Lavar Balling the proceedings by never shutting up about their creation and pulling focus? Rob is the worst hack artist ever. Not an original bone in his body. Can’t draw necks, hands, feet, backgrounds or basic fundamentals but yet is a rich guy. Great. Now shut the eff up and go drive your red Viper to Taco Bell…take Todd Mc with you. The 90’s are that way. Let Deadpool filmmakers and actors do the talking from here on out. K?

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.