Back in 2016, Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool took the world movie and comic book worlds by storm.
A superhero film unlike anything that had come before it, Deadpool breathed new life into the comic book film industry with it’s comedy, self-awareness, and R rating. In fact, the original Deadpool was so hilarious, that some people consider it more of a comedy than an action film.
But despite the fact that Deadpool was one of the funniest movies of the year, one of the biggest stars of the sequel seems to believe that the upcoming, still untitled Deadpool 2 is actually funnier.
Josh Brolin, who stars as Cable in the upcoming sequel, said he thought the script for Deadpool 2 was funnier than the original:
“It’s not that I don’t break the fourth wall. There’s a lot of stuff going on in [Deadpool 2] that’s very surprising and that will be very satisfying when you see it. To me it’s even funnier than the first one, to me. […] I read it and I laughed harder than I’ve laughed in a very long time.”
Similarly, TJ Miller, who starred as Weasel in the first film, shared a similar sentiment, telling Screen Rant that he laughed so hard he dropped his iPad while reading the script:
“I was crying so hard laughing that I dropped an iPad in a public restaurant when I was reading the script. […] I think it might actually be funnier than the first one. I’m really, really excited.”
However, Miller was keen to insist that it’s not going to be a Hangover 2 scenario, where they do the same thing with the same people in a different location:
“It’s not going to be like Hangover 2; it’s not going to be the same movie in a different location, for instance. It’s got different stakes. Different things happen. Some pretty tragic, dark sh*t happens in the first part of the film, in the beginning, and the rest of the film is kind of dealing with that, so that’s interesting. But Weasel remains just absolutely the most selfish individual on the face of the planet.”
Deadpool 2 will be released in theaters on June 1, 2018.