The movie everyone has been waiting for is almost here! With just a month to go until the release of Deadpool & Wolverine, excitement is through the roof. This film marks the first time Deadpool characters are joining the Marvel universe, and fans can’t wait to see how it all goes.

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool & Wolverine (Credits: Marvel Studios)

Marvel’s first R-rated movie, Deadpool & Wolverine, is shaping up to be a massive hit. The trailer shattered records with the most views in a single day. Fans are more excited than ever before, even compared to 2021’s billion-dollar smash Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, making Deadpool 3 took a toll on director Shawn Levy. He recently shared how amazing yet tough it was to make this movie.

Shawn Levy Opens Up About the Struggles Creating Deadpool & Wolverine

Shawn Levy (Credits: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore)
Shawn Levy (Credits: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore)

Fans of the outrageous Deadpool series are curious if there will be another movie after Deadpool & Wolverine. While Shawn Levy couldn’t confirm a fourth Deadpool film, he did say that making this film was a super tough job! In a recent interview with Deadline, the director admitted:

Man, this thing has been the hardest, most all-consuming thing I’ve ever done.

Juggling multiple things all at once—that’s how intense and complex the process has been for the 55-year-old. Big budget superhero movies are all the rage, but working for a giant company like Disney can be tough for directors.

The recent purchase of 20th Century Fox by Disney adds to this. Characters like Deadpool and Wolverine are now under the studio’s control. It means they have to follow its stricter rules and be part of their bigger movie plans.

Moreover, fans worldwide are eagerly waiting for the film’s release. So, meeting the expectations of fans and the pressure to deliver a big hit movie might have pushed Levy to his limits.

Potential Billion-Dollar Success for Deadpool & Wolverine

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool & Wolverine (Credits: Marvel Studios)

The good news is Shawn Levy stated in the same interview that there were “no rules” in the making of Deadpool & Wolverine, so he could really push the limits. Plus, he got to work with his buddies Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), which made the whole experience even better. Check out his quote:

But it’s also been the most creatively gratifying. Because with Deadpool, there’s no rules. It is, in its very DNA, built on tonal audacity. So, for a filmmaker, what a delight. And to do it with my best friend Ryan, my other buddy Hugh, the three of us who have known each other now for a very long time, it was just a blast. Because if you work with friends, you don’t mind making an ass of yourself. And if you’re working on something that’s comedic, you better be willing to fall on your face.

According to early estimates by Cinema Book, Deadpool & Wolverine could rake in a whopping $200 million to $240 million during its opening weekend in the US alone! That would shatter the record for R-rated movies, currently held by the first Deadpool film.

Here’s why experts think Deadpool & Wolverine could become a billion-dollar blockbuster: Historically, movies with big opening weekends tend to do very well overall. Plus, unlike the latest Spider-Man movie, Deadpool & Wolverine has been approved for release in China, a huge market for Hollywood films. So, it looks like the director’s hard work was all worth it!

Deadpool & Wolverine is set to release in theatres on 26th July, 2024!

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