The director of Deadpool 2 has spoken about what impact Avengers: Infinity War will have on his movie.
The latest effort in the MCU, Avengers: Infinity War, has been a true barnstormer, raking in vast amounts of cash across the globe, well on its way to being one of the most successful films in history.
But how will Deadpool 2, another highly anticipated superhero film, be impacted by being released so soon after Infinity War arrived in cinemas? Well, according to Deadpool 2’s director, David Leitch, it’s actually a positive. Speaking to Variety, Leitch said:
“The Russos are friends of mine, mentors of mine. I love them. I think having that [movie] to prime that audience to go out and enjoy a movie right now in a comic book universe… I think it does bode well for us. I think people are riding on a high, and it was such a good film that people are like, ‘Let’s go see another one.’”
It’s true that Deadpool 2, being R-rated, is targeting a slightly different demographic but there is also significant overlap between those who would like to see Leitch’s film and those that queued up for Infinity War.
Deadpool 2 will be hoping the director is right, of course, and that the film’s box office total isn’t negatively impacted.
Marvel’s motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before. When a super soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero – all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Bedlam, Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard (It) as Zeitgeist, Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) as Russell, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain, Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider) as Yukio and Eddie Marsan (Atomic Blonde) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.