Deadpool now the highest-grossing R-rated movie in movie history.
The unlikely superhero film, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the “Merc with a Mouth,” has grossed over $750 million dollars internationally, putting it on top of 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and its $757.3 million worldwide earnings. Of that total, $358.8 million came from the United States alone.
Deadpool crushed its opening weekend by raking in a whopping, record-shattering $152.2 million, way more than any of its R-rated competition. It will be interesting to see if it reaches the $1 billion mark.
With 20th Century Fox making it to bank, it’s only a matter of time before other studios leap into the fray with their own R-rated superhero titles. However, it’s important to keep in mind that Deadpool isn’t good only because it’s R-rated, but rather because it’s well-directed, funny, heartfelt, and just plain different from anything Marvel and DC have offered to date.
Is Deadpool deserving of its huge success? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Gets First Trailer, Watch it
Marvel Entertainment has released the first teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and everyone is looking good.
Released just hours after director James Gunn tweeted the first poster of the movie, the trailer features just about every major character you’ve come to expect from the series, including Yondu and Nebula, both of whom seem to be less antagonistic than they were in the first Guardians of the Galaxy.
Watch it and let us know what you think …
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Kurt Russell (Ego), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon), and Vin Diesel (Groot). It hits theaters around the word beginning April 25, 2017.
First Wonder Woman Trailer More Than Impresses
At San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. revealed the first trailer for the Wonder Woman movie, giving comic book fans their first taste of what actress Gal Gadot’s powerful heroine will bring to the DC cinematic universe.
That’s right, after many false starts, a live-action Wonder Woman film is on its way and it looks better than we could have imagined…
What do you think?
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Saïd Taghmaoui. It releases in theaters on June 23, 2017.
What do you hope to see?
Second Doctor Strange Trailer Even Trippier Than First
Doctor Strange, one of my most anticipated movies of 2016, has received a second trailer, and it’s even trippier than the first one.
Revealed at San Diego Comic Con, the new trailer sheds more light on Stephen Strange’s journey from a mere surgeon to a powerful sorcerer on a mission to save the world.
Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) are the main highlights, but we also get an extended look at the movie’s main bad guy, Kaecilius, who is played by Mads Mikkelsen.
See all three of them in action in the trippy trailer…
I will be interesting to discover how Dr. Strange’s adventure impact the rest of the MCU. We suspect Marvel will use it to tie together the supernatural and downright fantasy elements (e.g. Guardians of the Galaxy) to the slightly more grounded, sci-fi events of The Avengers‘ world.
The Dr. Strange movie releases on October 28, 2016, in Europe and on November 4, 2016, in North America. What do you hope to see?