Topic: Deadpool - Will it work?

Next month, the Deadpool movie hits theaters.  And like Guardians of the Galaxy before it and like Suicide Squad after it, I think it's going to be a bit of a risk.  This is *not* a character that many are familiar with, and those that are seem to worry about how well a character like Deadpool can carry a movie.  That Wade works a little better as a supporting character than a main one.

The other issue at hand is the rating.  This is a movie that begged to be rated R, but the marketing has only hinted at how violent and profane the movie is going to be (the red band vs green band trailers show a huge discrepancy).  R-rated movies, as a rule, make less money.  Not only have you cut out a segment of the market, but it's also a segment of the market most likely to see a movie more than once (kids/teenagers).  It's also a segment of the market most likely to see a costumed movie.

So while the movie looks exactly the way that a Deadpool movie should look (and has matched almost exactly the look/tone of the test footage that Ryan Reynolds shot a while back), I wonder what kind of money it would be made to be successful.  I haven't found an exact figure for the budget, but extremely rough estimates put it between $50-100 million.  Let's say that it's $100 million - less than 150 movies ever have made $100 million.  Less than 40 have made $150 million.  Less than 15 have made $200 million.  $200 million being the budget of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

So if Deadpool can make a profit, it probably won't be a huge profit.  Is that okay?  If the budget really is $50 million and it makes the amount that, say, Elysium made ($93 million) is that a success?  Would "success" mean we'd get more "niche" superhero films before the genre's bubble bursts?  Do you think it'd have an impact on future DCCU or MCU movies?

Re: Deadpool - Will it work?

It should be interesting to see.

I am completely unfamiliar with the character. The movie looks fun enough, but I also started to get annoyed with his voice by the end of the trailer.

Re: Deadpool - Will it work?

There is a User on Spacebattles dot com with the Deadpool username and.... You could almost believe it is the Character breaking the Fourth Wall as the "Voice" and Tone etc is spot on and what posts are made make you go Whut!

He even has Yellow Writing as a Nod to the Marvel Yellow Boxes.

I'll have to ask for what they think about the new film.

It should be funny smile

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Re: Deadpool - Will it work?

Deadpool was awesome. I laughed constantly, the action was great, and it just hit all the right notes. Well done. I read that a lot of the original script was cut out to reduce costs and such, but it doesn't matter, the end product worked well with the smaller-scale staging.

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I saw it for the second time tonight.  I really liked it.  It's a simple plot, but it's really well done.  The humor works, and you can tell they had fun making it.

I don't know if I want another Deadpool solo film.  But I would like to team him up with a couple characters to make the plot a little less dependent on him.  But it definitely worked at least one time.

Re: Deadpool - Will it work?

Hmm. I guess I really am done with going to movies in theatres. I'm quite a fan of the DEADPOOL comic and I'm not going to see this until it's ready for view on demand. Haven't even seen STAR WARS.