When it was revealed that there would be a Deadpool movie, many comic book fans were exhilarated with the prospect of seeing their favourite foul-mouthed anti-hero hitting the cinema screens.
And such was the success of the film that it not only became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, but it seems that plans were quickly put in place for 20th Century Fox to release a follow-up movie.
Since Deadpool was released in February 2016, it’s earned the studio a massive $781 million at the box office, and has also had a significant impact in the form of soundtrack albums and mobile casino games. And so there’s a huge amount of expectation of what we can expect from this awesome character next.
Rumours on the internet suggest that we’ll be seeing Ryan Reynolds returning to pick up the famous Deadpool costume, and the writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Rheese will also be on hand to deliver another series of X-rated wisecracks.
Many movie-goers were fairly shocked that Marvel would make a movie that not only featured some seriously brutal violent scenes, but the inclusion of Deadpool’s steamy bedroom antics with Vanessa also showed that the comic-book company are more than willing to broaden its viewing audiences.
There looks to be some further moves in the adult direction later this year where the upcoming Doctor Strange movie will apparently become Marvel’s first horror release. And as well as 2013’s Deadpool PS3 game, the character has proven to be more suited to a mobile casino as being a star of a Lucky Nugget slots game alongside many other future movies-to-slots gaming hits such as what could be a fascinating gambling version of Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant.
Although the dark humour of the Deadpool franchise look to continue with its sequel, it’s still too early to see what the character will be doing in Deadpool 2. Many have suggested that the film could be a buddy movie as it could introduce the powerful mutant, Cable, to be the butt of Deadpool’s more acerbic wisecracks.
And then others have pointed to the suggestion that the sequel could bring about the appearance of the X:Force team who would also be particularly well-suited to Marvel’s gaming ambitions. But seeing as it could be 2018 before we see the return of the Merc with a Mouth, it looks like the mobile casino offers the best way to catch up with the trailblazing Deadpool star.