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How Deadpool 2 Will Be Balancing Its Old And New Characters

Ryan Reynolds is clearly the number one star of Deadpool, but part of that movie's magic is its treasure trove of awesome side characters. Weasel, Vanessa, Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Blind Al all have fantastic moments to shine in the film, each possessing a different attitude that evokes something unique out of their interactions with the titular character. With the addition of Cable and Domino there may be an understandable concern about overstuffing, but Paul Wernick told me that their approach to this potential issue is maintaining focus on the star:

I think first and foremost it's a Deadpool movie, and then we just have to build. His supporting cast is some of the characters we fell in love with in the first one, introducing new characters into that world. Deadpool is a character piece, Deadpool is the leader of this very dysfunctional family. There are new people coming into that family, and there are old people that you've fallen in love with -- with the conflict between Deadpool and, for example, Colossus and NTW. So yeah, it's a delicate balance, but primarily keeping a Deadpool movie.

This certainly sounds like a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. While Deadpool does have a nifty non-linear structure, it's also impressively straight forward in its storytelling, and a big part of that is because Wade Wilson/Deadpool is almost every single scene. If Deadpool 2 does the same thing, you once again have the opportunity to just play with the special way the character interacts with the people in his life, and that could very well result in more spun gold.

Clearly the focus of the moment is on Deadpool 2, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick simultaneously made it understood that they are very aware of the potential possessed by the adored R-Rated anti-hero, and also provided me some insight about what is being worked on for the future of this branch of the X-Men franchise.

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