It’s time to make the chimi-expletive-deleted-changas!
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Kevin Mahadeo (@kevmahadeo) are here to talk about DEADPOOL, the R-rated Ryan Reynolds not-a-superhero movie that debuted over President’s Day weekend, and is currently taking the world by storm. As of this posting, the movie has earned an impressive $150 million and counting at the U.S. box office, making it the highest-grossing debut for any superhero origin movie about a single hero, excluding sequels and team-ups. Not bad for a movie that almost didn’t exist.
Rather than picking apart every detail of the story, Josh and Kevin spend much of their time examining the meta story behind DEADPOOL — specifically, the almost ten-year journey Reynolds and his collaborators embarked on to get the movie made, and why it seems to be resonating so much right now. Don’t worry, they talk about the movie too, discussing the origin of Wade Wilson, the comedy of the film, the absurd opening credits, and the even more ridiculous post-credits scene… plus the imminent arrival of a mutant with an even more complicated back story than Deadpool.
Links from the Podcast:
** ‘Deadpool’ Blows Away Competition With $150 Million, Four-Day Opening
** Drew McWeeny | An Ode to the Fine Art of Sneaking Into R-Rated Movies When You’re Underage
** Did ‘Deadpool’ Director Tim Miller Leak the Test Footage That Launched a Franchise?