Ryan Reynolds has gone and done another banter, and this time he’s aimed his crosshairs squarely in the direction of theFast and Furious franchise.
Everyone’s favourite Merc with a mouth/twitter genius has done it once again after news dropped that Deadpool 2and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch is to take the helm of the upcoming spin-off to the Fast franchise with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
After the news broke, Leitch tweeted the simple and tantalising ‘buckle up’, to which Reynolds replied with his trademark wit and sardonic meta humour.
You promised Deadpool was in this. You said I get to play the no-nonsense Police Chief, who yells at Hobbs for crashing his 58 valve Nissan Sentra into an Olive Garden. Put me in coach.
Now I don’t know about you, but that sounds like it could be the greatest film ever made in my opinion. Just imagine the OTT action of Fast and Furious played deadpan by two of the best action actors in the world, cut through with dark references and p*ss-taking from Deadpool himself.
That film would make all the money in the world, potentially even more than the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, but sadly it isn’t something we would ever get to see.
We are potentially getting a Deadpool X-men spinoff sometime soon, and it’s due to start filming later this year, so we will be getting plenty more of everybody’s favourite superhero (sorry Hugh Jackman).
The X-Men film franchise is rapidly expanding with yet another spin-off going into production that will see Ryan Reynolds return as the Merc with a Mouth along with Deadpool 2‘s Cable played by Josh Brolin, and it’s due to film this October.
In the comic books, the X-Force are a team of superheroes that is made up of militant mutants who take a much more aggressive approach to their enemies when compared to the X-Men.
They do the jobs that the X-Men don’t want to do, not being scared of spilling a lot of blood.
Over the years the X-Force has comprised of various mutants including Danielle Moonstar, Archangel, Colossus, Domino, Shatterstar, Psylocke, Wolfsbane, X-23 and more.
Of course some of these characters have already appeared in the X-Men universe meaning we could see the likes of Zazie Beetz, Dafne Keen and Olivia Munn returning to the franchise.
The latest trailer for Deadpool 2 gave us a glimpse at what looks like the X-Force in a brief shot in the cargo bay of a plane although we are still unsure about how they will appear in the film.
Although we don’t know much about what Deadpool 2 is exactly about, we’re sure it’ll be full of blood soaked action, dirty jokes and sarcastic wit.
David Leitch, who was in charge of last year’s cold-war action thriller Atomic Blonde, has stepped up to the director’s chair taking over from Tim Miller, who helmed the first.
In an interview with Collider, Leitch discussed the casting of Brolin as Cable, saying:
I always wanted a great actor to come to the table for Cable and I wanted somebody who could embody the character.
Josh is obviously a prolific actor and genuinely in his roles, he finds a humanity to every character he plays, even when he’s playing some things that might be seen as caricatures, he finds a humanity.
So I was super excited we landed him. I know there were a lot of names in the mix and great people who could have landed this too, but I’m 100 per cent grateful we ended up with him.
He’s the embodiment [of Cable]and the energy between him and Ryan is amazing. We’re having so much fun making this movie.