The upcoming sequel to the blockbuster hit “Deadpool” would not have the usual “bigger and better” approach to characters, theme, and setting, according to film director Tim Miller.
It had been a norm when it comes to superhero films to introduce a bigger world and a bigger, larger universe in every sequel, or at least raising the stakes higher than before for the hero at hand. However, such a feat won’t happen to the future sequel of “Deadpool,” as Miller thinks that bigger does not equate to “better” for the R-rated blockbuster hit.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com at the recently held Silicon Valley Comic Con, the director did not attribute the success of the film to its eye popping effects or similar things.
“I don’t think bigger is better,” Miller said. “You tell a story that’s organic to the character. Deadpool’s world doesn’t mean you have to go bigger. I don’t think the fans of the movie like it because we had big effects.”
Instead, Miller said that he thinks that people loved Deadpool in the film because it had a lot of heart and humor within it, and the main character is is different from other superheroes.
With fan opinion rampant as to how the sequel should be done, even to the point of having fan castings, is Miller taking into consideration anything that fans are coming up with? Apparently, he is aware of the public’s opinion, but he said that it will just like the comics.
“Yeah, you listen to it, but it’s like if you’re a Republican or a Democrat,” he shared. “If you have an idea of what you want government to be, then that’s kind of what you hear to support your own ideas. I have an idea of what Cable should be from reading the comics. So, someone in Des Moines, Iowa, may have a different idea of Cable from reading the comics. I may not like his idea. I might read it, but I may not do it. I would say I listen to all of them, but I don’t look to that to guide me. I look to the comic and why people like these characters.”