Producer Says Deadpool 2 Will Take Aim at Superhero Sequels

By James Whitbrook on at

If there’s one thing we’ve had a lot of over the past few years, it’s superhero sequels.

We’re getting another Guardians of the Galaxy and a third Thor flick. Spider-Man is again being rebooted after having two previous series. Plus, DC’s confirmed a release date for the second Justice League movie before the first one’s even come out.

Fortunately, there’s one superhero sequel that’s already in on the joke: Deadpool 2.

In an interview with Slashfilm, producer Simon Kinberg said Deadpool 2 is going to take aim at the overabundance of superhero sequels. He said it’s just one of the many things Deadpool will target in his typical “break the fourth wall” style.

“I think Deadpool 2 will comment on anything that’s happening in movies today, especially in superhero movies,” Kinberg said. “The sort of glut or saturation of these movies and the proliferation of sequels is definitely something we’ll play around with.”

It seems perfect that the sequel to one of the most hilariously unique superhero films of the past decade would proudly make fun of its own premise. And it’s about time someone took a stab at these things. It’s no secret some people are already feeling superhero film fatigue. Both Marvel and DC have films scheduled through at least 2020, guaranteeing a plethora of heroes and baddies likely until the end of time.

Kinberg also addressed casting rumours surrounding Cable, after Deadpool confirmed he would be in the sequel. While many people think Stephen Lang will land the role, despite his scheduling conflict with the Avatar sequels, Kinberg said they haven’t cast the part yet.

“I’ve seen rumours from about everybody from Arnold Schwarzenegger to... I can’t even remember,” Kinberg said. [SlashFilm]