Interlude: Deadpool 2, The Hype Train Welcomes Late Boarders

Day 50. 99,612 words. On holiday this week. Don’t expect much in the way of updates or word count changes. I may update them or I may not. Work will be happening on my phone.


So this was flung at me by several people over the past couple of weeks, and as my esteemed associate Mr. Thepatriot says, I really ought to have made a blog post about it.

So here it is.

I mean, obviously eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee covers it quite well, but let’s give it a little bit more attention. Yes, we’re getting a Deadpool sequel and yes, it looks like it will be just as safe and sequel-formulaic as the first movie was safe and franchise-starter formulaic.


Given that it was taking huge risks with the character, the rating, and everything else.

I don’t really know much about Cable, since I haven’t read many of the Deadpool comics that include him (I’m still working through the back-catalogue and I very rarely get comic-reading time). But it looks well-cast and well-treated. I can’t wait to see how a cybernetic killer from the future will play into the very carefully and vaguely extended universe, and how many Terminator jokes there will be.

I had a laugh at the creative use of film-making fourth-wallism with the green to-be-edited arm and the brief puppet show with the dolls. It’s good to see that although a lot of jokes will be re-used from the first movie, there’s still plenty of fresh water in that well too.

And this, of course, is lampshaded and exemplified with the comment “well, that’s just lazy writing”.

Bless you, Ryan Reynolds, for making these movies work.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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