It’s not really a big secret that many Marvel fans were disappointed as to how the legendary team, X-Force, were hyped up in the promotions for Deadpool 2, only to have them brutally killed off in a moment of dark humor (except for Peter, Deadpool fixed that). However, writer/director Drew Goddard may have a way to fix that problem.
In an interview with Slashfilm regarding both the upcoming Cloverfield movie, which he confirmed he won’t be involved with and the X-Force spin-off film, which he’ll be writing and directing, Goddard spoke about how he’d reconcile the humorous tone in the films:
“The answer is, I don’t worry about the jokes. I just don’t. I worry about the characters, the story, and trust that we’ll make it funny. I did this show The Good Place, and I’ve been very lucky because I work with [creator] Mike Schur and I know, ‘Oh, these are the funniest people on the planet.’ So when I do anything like that, I just worry about the character, the emotion, and the story, and then I go call them and go, ‘Make it funny now!’ With Ryan, the same thing. Ryan Reynolds is so funny. You don’t stress out about it. It’s always easier to add jokes. It’s impossible to add emotion.”
With this statement in mind, it seems like Goddard is going to put more emphasis on characters and story as opposed to humor. And considering that X-Force is one of the darkest X-Men spin-offs ever, it seems like a good direction to take the movie in.
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters!