Deadpool 2 is getting a bigger budget, “a lot of characters” (including Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino), and — according to Brolin and T.J. Miller (Weasel) — a funnier script than Deadpool. Brolin said as much to Good Morning America, when he revealed Cable doesn’t reference Thanos in the movie (“not yet”), but:
“It’s not that I don’t break the fourth wall. There’s a lot of stuff going on in [Deadpool 2] that’s very surprising and that will be very satisfying when you see it. To me it’s even funnier than the first one, to me. […] I read it and I laughed harder than I’ve laughed in a very long time.”
T.J. Miller echoed the same sentiment when he spoke to Screen Rant, saying “I was crying so hard laughing that I dropped an iPad in a public restaurant when I was reading the script. […] I think it might actually be funnier than the first one. I’m really, really excited.”
But it’s not just jokes, nor is it a retread of the first movie “like Hangover 2,” Miller insists in an interview:
“It’s not going to be like Hangover 2; it’s not going to be the same movie in a different location, for instance. It’s got different stakes. Different things happen. Some pretty tragic, dark sh*t happens in the first part of the film, in the beginning, and the rest of the film is kind of dealing with that, so that’s interesting. But Weasel remains just absolutely the most selfish individual on the face of the planet.”
We have no idea yet what that “tragic, dark sh*t” is going to be, but if anything happens to Blind Al we riot.