This weekend finally sees Deadpool dropping to third place on the box office charts after spending the past three weeks at #1. It is the biggest movie of 2016 thus far, and has broken plenty of records on its way to $628.2 million worldwide. It is nothing short of an R-rated phenomenon. And it is only second behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens in terms of this year's most highly anticipated home releases. Earlier this week we learned that Star Wars 7 is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on April 1. Now, we might now when Deadpool will follow.
It was announced last month that Deadpool, which is already available for pre-order, is coming home this Spring. But an official date wasn't given. Today, Amazon lists May 20 as the release date. Which is still more than two months away. The only problem with this release date is that it is only listed on Amazon's India home page. The U.S. pre-order still has not updated it's release date. Also, this India pre-order says 'around' May 20. At any rate, this is a pretty good indication as to when you'll be able to get your hands on a copy.
Right now, the Blu-ray/Digital HD version retails for $22.99, with the DVD being sold for $19.99. None of the special features have been announced, but we can expect to see a gag reel and some deleted scenes. And this release may do a line-o-rama style featurette, as we know a lot of dirty dialogue got cut for being way too raunchy, even for an R Rated movie. We'll probably get all of the viral videos that have been released over the past two years as well. But this is all speculative at this point. Maybe we'll even get a sneak peek at Deadpool 2?
20th Century Fox green lit Deadpool 2 before Deadpool even opened to such stellar box office numbers. The sequel will introduce fan-favorite mutant Cable and will likely set up the impending X-Men spinoff X-Force. It's also rumored that X-Force member Domino will arrive as Cable's love interest. The entire creative team is expected to come back, with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick already writing the screenplay. Tim Miller is expected to continue his role as director, and Ryan Reynolds will definitely be back as the Merc with the Mouth.
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Take a look at some early Blu-ray cover art as we await the home arrival of this exciting blockbuster phenomenon.