Deadpool shocked

It's quite an exciting time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avengers: Infinity War is just a few months away, and the shared universe has fired out hit after hit with this current phase of films. The most recent MCU win is Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, which brought the God of Thunder to new and exciting places. And while the threequel was released back in November, not everyone managed to get a seat when it hit theaters. This includes Deadpool star/producer Ryan Reynolds, who has been busy filming his highly anticipated sequel. He recently got a chance to check the film out, and tweeted an enthusiastic response.

Looks like two very enthusiastic thumbs up for Thor: Ragnarok. And considering how the film was more irreverent in its tone and script, it should come as no surprise that Deadpool himself would appreciate the film.

Superhero movies are a tricky game; despite being so massively popular it's easy to mess them up. One of the trends that seems to be really resonating with audiences is an emphasis on comedy, and embracing quirky and bizarre characters. James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise was a prime example of this, and Deadpool took it all a step further. The film upped the ante by proving an R-rated romp that shattered expectations for the genre.

Taika Waititi seemed to have a similar sensibility with Thor: Ragnarok, allowing the franchise to become lighter and more zany than it previously had. Waititi even had a hilarious supporting role in the cast, with fans hoping he'll turn back up in a future sequel or Avengers movie. It's unclear if the acclaimed director managed to hear the news about Ryan Reynold's excitement, but audiences will no doubt be thrilled.

Ryan Reynold's tweet of enthusiasm for Thor: Ragnarok is only more exciting with the potential of a Disney and Fox merger looming above both shared universes. Fans are eager to see Deadpool possibly cross over into the MCU, and interact with the likes of the Guardians or Paul Rudd's Ant-Man. It's unclear exactly if and when this couple happen in the future, but seeing how both sides of the aisle appreciate each other makes the idea of a crossover all the more enticing.

Deadpool 2 is one of the most highly anticipated movies in the New Year, as director David Leitch brings back the motley crew of characters alongside newcomers like Cable and Domino. And it's just a few months after Infinity War (also starring Josh Brolin) brings the MCU together for the first time.

Deadpool 2 will arrive on June 1st, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

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