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With so many shared universes and comic book properties, many critics are beginning to fear "superhero fatigue". The idea is that with so many superhero films being release annually, the genre will become saturated and stale. But then there are films that challenge what we expect from the genre, and chief among them is Ryan Reynolds' R-Rated comedy jaunt Deadpool. The Merc with the Mouth's first silver screen outing proved that R-Rated blockbusters could still make buckets of money at the box office, and that creative risks should be taken in superhero movies. And now actor T.J. Miller has revealed why the highly anticipated sequel is so exciting: they already know what they're doing.

T.J. Miller's Weasel was one of the highlights of the first film, and the former Silicon Valley actor even thinks that the sequel may be funnier than the first. He said:

As Ryan [Reynolds] and I were talking about, it's this great thing where we know the tone, we know the stakes, everybody's played these characters before. Most importantly, we know the tone, we know how to hit it pitch perfect. So I think it might actually be funnier than the first one. I'm really, really excited.

This statement, which comes to us from Screen Rant, actually makes a great deal of sense. While the first Deadpool film was an experiment in filmmaking and genre defying, the cast and crew know what they're doing for the upcoming sequel. More creative risks can be taken, and the ensemble already has a great deal of chemistry, especially T.J. Miller and Ryan Reynolds.

In addition to the cast being able to slip back into characters that they've already inhabited in Deadpool, the cast of the sequel also have the added luxury of a guaranteed built in audience. Deadpool was one of the most massively popular films of 2016, with many casual audience members getting their very first introduction to Wade Wilson in the film. But the sequel will be a different game, as audiences have fallen in love with the wacky cast of characters, especially with Merc with the Mouth.

Although the returning for Deadpool 2 will be comfortable reprising their roles, that doesn't mean that the sequel will be stagnant or boring. Because in addition to returning actors like Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, and Morena Baccarin, there are a handful of newcomers joining the cast. Cable and Domino will be played by Josh Brolin and Atlanta's Zazie Beetz respectively. Additionally, The Strain's Jack Kesy will be playing the mutant Black Tom Cassidy.

Deadpool 2 is set to arrive in theaters on June 1, 2018, and it just may end up being funnier than the original. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

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