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Ciné Sunday: Deadpool 2

David Leitch

Violent, vulgar and very funny, Deadpool was an irreverent shot in the arm for comic book films and a surprise hit for 2016. Now with a new director (Atomic Blonde’s David Leitch), Ryan Reynolds returns as the titular ‘Merc with a Mouth’ for the much-anticipated sequel.

"who can resist another dose of the anarchic anti-hero’s unique brand of mayhem?"

After releasing a joke synopsis and a truly bizarre teaser trailer online, the plot is largely being kept under wraps. What we do know is that Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War’s Thanos) has been cast as fan-favourite time-travelling cyborg Cable and Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz is taking on the role of mutant assassin Domino. But the new addition to the cast that we at DCA are especially excited about is young Julian Dennison, last seen in Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople. As action-packed as its predecessor, this sequel wouldn’t be a Deadpool film without the trademark humour so expect as much foul-mouthed fourthwall-breaking as before.

Ryan Reynolds clearly loves playing this character (he produced both this and the original) and he earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal in the first film. With such a wealth of talent behind it (we haven’t even mentioned the mystery roles for Eddie Marsan and Terry Crews), who can resist another dose of the anarchic anti-hero’s unique brand of mayhem?