In comparison to Green Lantern, Deadpool was very much a passion project for all involved. Reynolds had to fight to get it made at every step along the way. The title character, a foul-mouthed, anarchic miscreant, was the antithesis of what most “heroes” represented, and studios were hesitant about how it would play against the more traditional superhero stories.
To their astonishment, it shook up on-screen comics for the better, and audiences flocked to its fresh, comedic take. Perhaps the problem with Green Lantern was simply that it stayed it too safe. Deadpool was a risk, to be sure, but it’s one that certainly paid off. Thus,we now get to look ahead to Deadpool 2: a sequel that will reportedly begin production in June 2017, keeping it on course to arrive in theaters by 2018. We’ll let you know when the Deadpool sequel gets an official release date, of course.