Happy Anniversary, Deadpool!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. Okay, not quite a year yet, but it’s getting darn close. DEADPOOL hit theaters last Valentine’s Day weekend—and stole all our hearts in the process. It also proved two things that were far from certain, or even suspected: One, it showed that an R-rated comic book movie could rake in the mega bucks (and made it possible for us to have the upcoming Wolverine picture, LOGAN, delivered to us with the same rating, critics and One Million Morons be damned!). It also proved that Ryan Reynolds actually CAN act. Who would have ever suspected? Not only was he good in the role, he was SO good in it that now I couldn’t possibly imagine anyone else ever playing the part, and I daresay neither can anyone else. He IS Deadpool. And I didn’t even expect to like the movie when I bought my ticket!

DEADPOOL 2 is in the works. They’re bringing back Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Cable is gonna be in it, though no actor has been cast as of yet. (Cable’s supposed to be kinda old, so how about Schwarzenegger? His career needs a boost, and it would offer Deadpool lots of opportunities to make “I’ll be back!” jokes.) We don’t know a lot about the script, and we won’t unless some details or footage gets leaked online, like it did with the first Deadpool picture. The Russians were probably the ones who leaked it, after hacking some Hollywood exec’s computer, although we don’t know why they did it, unless they just wanted to see Colossus onscreen that badly. Thanks, Pootin!