Movie theaters in North America have started to receive promotional standees for Deadpool 2, which may have just revealed the official title along with some other rather humorous details. Ryan Reynolds is back in Vancouver for Deadpool 2 reshoots, which were scheduled months ago, and he’s been teasing some interesting behind-the-scenes videos of a haunted hallway as well as the place where a gruesome murder took place, but we have still yet to learn the official title for Deadpool 2. However, it looks like the answer was right under our noses the whole time.
The new standees that have been sent to movie theaters feature Deadpool getting all cozy with a giant letter “D,” with a caption that reads, “It’s Bigger.” The Wade Wilson male anatomy joke is pretty blunt and lets fans know that the Merc with a Mouth has not lost his edge for the sequel. But the important part here is that it reveals that the title is Deadpool 2. That’s right, just the name of the movie and the number 2, no colon or long title like Star Wars: A Solo Story or Avengers: Infinity War.
Deadpool 2 was already going to stand out from the rest of the pack, but if the title remains the same, it will be refreshing. For a while, it looked like the movie could be called Deadpool: The Sequel, but Deadpool 2 sounds and looks a lot better. And let’s face it, when your promotional standee is just one big joke about the male anatomy, simplicity is the key. Deadpool’s sense of humor may have to come out in full force to off-set some of the rumors suggesting that the movie is going to be darker and more dramatic than the first.
Domino actress Zazie Beetz has claimed that Deadpool 2 is a lot heavier than the first movie. She also noted that there’s more dramatic parts as well as a serious tone that left many fans scratching their heads. But, Domino’s backstory isn’t exactly a fairytale, and either is the backstory of Josh Brolin’s Cable. People seem to forget that Wade Wilson’s past isn’t the most uplifting of stories either, but that’s what the humor will be utilized for, much like the first movie.
Deadpool 2 will be a lot different from the first movie in that there will more than likely be more character development with the addition of Domino and Cable, but it looks like Wade Wilson is ready to keep the party going while also kicking some ass. It was recently revealed that Avengers: Infinity War had its release date pushed up a week, much like the release date of Deadpool 2. This gives the Merc with a Mouth extra insurance for his shot at number one at the box office for the opening weekend. You can check out the promotional standee for Deadpool 2 below, thanks to MovieLord’s Twitter account.
— Steve Kidd (@MOVIELORD101) March 2, 2018