Deadpool 2 has a lot of hype surrounding the sequel and is the key to expanding the X-Men universe for Fox. There were early rumors that the sequel screening was performing poorly, forcing FOX into reshoots. But according to a new report, the film is testing higher than the first movie.
THR reports the sequel scored a 98 in one screening and a 94 in another screening, while the first Deadpool’s highest test screening was only a 91. Fox will be using the 98-scoring cut of the film, according to THR.
“After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.”
Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. David Leitch takes over as the director in the sequel.
Deadpool 2 arrives in theaters on May 18th.