Deadpool 2 is looking to have a pretty big opening for its pre-Memorial Day Weekend release window.
Deadline is reporting that, three weeks from the release of the film, Deadpool 2 is tracking to have a mighty box office haul with the floor being $100M and the ceiling being $150M or higher. Either end of that spectrum would be good news for the sequel, as it either falls a bit short of the original’s $132M opening weekend or rises above it.
It should be noted, however, that Solo: A Star Wars Story has a significant chance of really cutting into the movie’s legs, which is what carried the original film to a $363M domestic box office total. A lack of competition for several weeks is what made the original film a massive success beyond its strong opening weekend, and coming so soon off the heels of another superhero movie (Avengers: Infinity War) might not be the best idea, as X-Men: Apocalypse learned from going up against Captain America: Civil War. Still, if Deadpool 2 is modestly-budgeted, Fox won’t have any trouble turning a profit from the film.
Deadpool 2 will be released on May 18, 2018. Its cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson (Deadpool), Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T. J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Piotr Rasputin (Colossus), Zazie Beetz as Neena Thurman (Domino), Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers (Cable), Julian Dennison as Russell “Rusty” Collins (Firefist), Terry Crews as Jesse Aaronson (Bedlam), Lewis Tan as Gaveedra-Seven (Shatterstar), Shioli Kutsuna as Noriko Ashida (Surge), Rob Delany as Peter, and Jack Kesy as Thomas Samuel Eamon Cassidy (Black Tom Cassidy). Eddie Marsan has also been cast in an unspecified role.
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!