Deadpool, the fourth-wall-defiling superhero mercenary, recently took to social media to congratulate Wonder Woman for surpassing the gross of his first movie at the domestic box office.
This weekend, Wonder Woman (which has made $368.5M and counting) has surpassed Deadpool ($363.1M) at the domestic box office, which allowed the Amazon Warrior to overtake the Merc with the Mouth for the #10 spot in the top ten highest-grossing superhero movies in the United States. Wonder Woman is also likely to surpass Deadpool at the global box office before its run ends, as the film has yet to open in Japan and is still performing well both domestically and abroad in spite of fierce competition from Spider-Man: Homecoming.
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) July 11, 2017
True to form, Deadpool’s elegant response to Wonder Woman can also be read as a pun about body odor. (Fitting, considering that there was a minor controversy over a shot of Wonder Woman’s armpits after she flipped a tank in the movie.) But aside from this good-spirited jab, it’s great to see that there’s a sense of friendliness between competing companies working on superhero movies.
Deadpool is available on home video. Its cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson (Deadpool/God’s Perfect Idiot), Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle (A Hot Chick), Ed Skrein as Francis Freeman (Ajax/A British Villain), T. J. Miller as Weasel (The Comic Relief), Brianna Hildebrand as Ellie Phimster (Negasonic Teenage Warhead/A Moody Teen), and Stefan Kapičić as Piotr Rasputin (Colossus/A CGI Character).
Wonder Woman is still playing in theaters. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison), and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!