Deadpool defied early predictions for a $65 million opening weekend break and broke documents with its $135 million package office take, verifying Fox’s decision to help green light a sequel before the video even properly reach theaters. The R-rated, hyper-violent, hyper-profane hero flick is a struck, to say the least, and there’ersus a lesson being learned from Sibel taking a gamble with such a risky blockbuster — but Guardians of the Galaxy representative James Gunn, like many people, fears that companies might wind up making the wrong lesson via Deadpool’s success.
In an article over at Deadline, an unnamed Hollywood insider stated their surprise at Deadpool’s success, and put forth the illinformed idea that the picture was a hit as it did something that zero Marvel movie has ever done:
The picture has a self-deprecating tone that’s riotous. It’s never already been done before. It’utes poking fun at Marvel. That name takes itself and so seriously, can you think about them making entertaining of themselves within a movie? They’d rather stab themselves.
…Besides Marvel has done that. Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the motives Deadpool was able to get made (along with the similarly R-rated actions comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service, which also had a February discharge). James Gunn’s picture had a self-aware bent, however even that motion picture wasn’t the first time that will Marvel had taken a risk or allowed first of its films to embrace humor and subvert the superhero convention.
As Gunn points out in this fantastic Facebook post, in which Deadline quote isn’t only wrong-headed, but it’s exactly the type of misguided believing that signifies that Hollywood is going to take the wrong lessons via Deadpool. Tim Miller and also Ryan Reynolds’ risky motion picture didn’t succeed because of a bunch of dick jokes — it succeeded mainly because it was different:
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Posted by David Gunn on Monday, February Fifteen, 2016
Gunn is, obviously, correct. Every time a movie shatters targets and becomes the “unexpected” hit at the container office, studios simply seem to look at the superficial, surface aspects of the movie. In this case, it’s the notion that Deadpool succeeds because it’utes a superhero video that makes fun involving superhero movies, but that’s not solely true — and it’s already been done, thus it’s not shocking.
Here’s hoping that at least a few studio room executives will learn the appropriate lesson from Deadpool and also take more dangers instead of using it as a blueprint to give us all a bunch of generic forgeries.