Rob Liefeld Calls ‘Deadpool 2’ The Comic Book Equivalent To ‘Rush Hour’

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The first Deadpool movie showcased Wade Wilson to audiences on the big screen for the first time (we do not speak of X-Men: Origins Wolverine) and one of the highlights of the film was seeing Ryan Reynolds’ charisma used to its fullest potential as well as his excellent chemistry with his co-stars. Some of his best scenes involved the dynamic he shared with Colossus (Stefan Kapi?i?) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand).

With the highly-anticipated sequel introducing the characters Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beets) for the first time, fans are excited to see how Deadpool interacts with those two – particularly Cable. Seeing both Reynolds and Brolin share the screen will certainly be incredibly entertaining.

Rob Liefeld, creator of Deadpool expressed his excitement for Brolin’s role as Cable when he spoke to about Deadpool 2. He also compared the dynamic between Deadpool and Cable to another popular cinematic duo:

“He’s such a great actor, that’s where it starts, and gravitas, and who else really is going to hold their ground with Ryan as Wade/Deadpool. That is energy unbridled, and so you’ve gotta hold your ground. When I see the two of them I’m like “It’s going to be comic book’s equivalent to Rush Hour, and I don’t know if comic fans are ready for it. I think it’s going to be great.”

The Rush Hour trilogy was directed by X-Men: The Last Stand’s Brett Ratner. Those films were made famous by the chemistry between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Knowing how comedic the first film was, perhaps Liefeld’s comments regarding Deadpool 2 hint at a great dynamic between Deadpool and Cable that will bring in quite a few laughs from the audience.

Are you excited to see Deadpool 2 in the vain of an action-comedy like Rush Hour? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Deadpool 2 and the rest of the X-Men universe.

Directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin a.k.a. Colossus, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Jack Kesy.

Deadpool 2 will be released in theaters on June 1, 2018.


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