Superhero movies – it's great to be a fan these days!
Deadpool (12 February 2016)
Deadpool will be the superhero movie to open 2016. The character is a pretty new one in the comics, making his debut in 1991. Still, it has won the fans almost immediately, with his rude ways, insane attitude, and constant breaking of the 4th wall.
This antihero has previously appeared in the panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, who now reprises his role. And even if the fans didn't like at all his portrayal, he now has another shot.
And, frankly, this is all that was needed. After a leaked footage a couple of years ago, the fans gathered up and made some noise – the movie was soon greenlit, though it doesn't benefit from the big budget most superhero movies have. And this is a good thing – since more freedom was granted to both the actor and the entire team.
How come? This superhero movie, if proves to be bankable, may be a game changer, since it is R-rated. If it proves to be successful (and we have no doubt about that), then it will pave the way for other movies of this kind.