This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Josh Brolin in a scene from Deadpool 2. But none of the sequences have the kind of bravura silliness of the first movie. The actor, 41, revealed this while he was on the red carpet of the premiere of 'Deadpool 2' on Monday night while posing alongside wife and actress Blake Lively.
As has become customary among superhero movies, Deadpool 2 features a mid-credits scene that takes meta to the next level and left my screening howling with laughter. With the help of some new friends, Wade is going to have to pull out all of the stops, with some twists and turns along the way, to save Russell.
Russell is just a kid, but he's an angry kid with some serious superpowers, and like Deadpool, he's conflicted about how to use them. Where the first movie (which was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar) caught moviegoers off guard with its tongue-in-cheek violence and wit, the sequel - credited inexplicably to five writers, including Reynolds, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza - is like a leftover slice of pizza.
Deadpool 2 ultimately lacks the charm that made the first film such a treat.
"Rules are meant to be broken, ' claims Ryan Reynolds" mouthy mercenary Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, as he makes a rip-roaring return in the sequel to 2016's surprise smash. In the trailers for the film, he pokes fun at Infinity War, particularly its villain, played by Josh Brolin, who also stars in Deadpool 2 as Cable.
Deadpool director Tim Miller was signed on for the sequel but left after having creative differences with the rest of the team. Deadpool might make a joke about climaxes at this point, but let's keep things clean.
When he was asked by the host if there'll be a third film, he said: 'Yes, we have the suit'.
When we catch up with Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool, he's busily planning babies with his lovely Vanessa (Morena Baccarin).
Finally Leslie Uggams, who plays the witty, blind lady who lives with Deadpool, joked that while she may not have had powers in the first film, "watch those glasses" she wears. Domino and Cable are fine, but they don't get to be particularly memorable as much as they feel like they're being introduced so they can get proper stories in the inevitable X-Force movie.
But instead of doing regular press interviews in his short two-day trip, he made a decision to drop by the set of a popular TV show, King of Masked Singer.
Deadpool 2 is released in United Kingdom cinemas on May 15, 2018. And surprisingly, this movie has a lot of heart.