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‘Deadpool 2’ Director David Leitch Talks Beating ‘Solo’ And Launching X-Force

Every year, the summer brings with it a number of blockbuster films that are expected to pull in huge numbers at the box office. These big-budget films tend to attempt to separate themselves throughout the period, but this year, things happened a little differently. We had Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters, three weeks later, Deadpool 2 opened, and then just one week after that, we got Solo: A Star Wars Story. Three films, two of them being Disney properties, with massive fan bases in direct competition with each other in theaters is almost unheard of.

 

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In no surprise to anyone, Infinity War is miles ahead of the other two in terms of box office totals. What else would you expect with that many characters in one film with the largest marketing budget in history?

 

The real battle was going to be between Deadpool 2 and Solo. With Deadpool 2 being an R-rated film, you would suspect that Solo would have the edge, but that hasn’t been the case at all. In fact, while Solo became the most successful film since 2014 on the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, it still finished almost $200 million behind DP2‘s opening weekend. Wade Wilson – 1, Han Solo – 0…

 

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Ryan Reynolds and the film’s director, David Leitch, weren’t sure if they would be able to pull it off but weren’t afraid of the competition. During an interview with ComicBook.com, Leitch explained their thought process…

“Deadpool was a very special brand. And so, it was like, they’re different movies and let’s just aggressively go forward and make the best movie possible and who knows.”

 

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Leitch discusses opening up the X-Force World on PAGE 2…