Fans just can't get enough of Deadpool, which has taken in a whopping $235.3 million domestically and $491.8 million at the worldwide box office since its release on February 12. It's possible that the Merc With the Mouth could be the first $1 billion hit of the year, but we still have a ways to go before its theatrical release will come to a close. Over the weekend, stars Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller reunited in character as Deadpool and Weasel for a hilarious video entitled "Dear Deadpool." This three-minute video was posted on Ryan Reynolds' Facebook page, and it will surely tide you over until the next time you see this movie in theaters.
The video is set in Deadpool's run-down apartment, with Weasel asking a variety of different questions from the Merc's fans. Unfortunately, he gives completely wrong answers for all of these queries, which starts to frustrate Weasel. If you look closely, there are also three very quick subliminal scenes, at the 1:04, 1:36 and 2:04 marks, which feature both Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin engaging in some bedroom activities from the movie. We can only hope that these "Dear Deadpool" videos become a regular fixture on Ryan Reynolds' social media pages.
After receiving a slew of positive reviews, Deadpools $135 million opening weekend shattered the record for highest grossing R-rated opening weekend of $91.7 million, held for 13 years by The Matrix Reloaded. It also broke Fifty Shades of Grey's February record of $85.1 million, along with its four-day President's Day weekend record ($93 million), the record for highest-grossing R-rated comic book adaptation (300, $70.8 million), largest winter opening weekend (American Sniper, $89.2 million) and it became the biggest opening ever for 20th Century Fox, surpassing 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith record of $108.4 million.
We reported earlier today that Deadpool is now the highest-grossing X-Men movie of all time, after just 10 days in theaters. The movie was produced on just a $58 million budget, which is quite low for your average superhero movie. It's also worth noting that, last month, early projections predicted the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will earn $154 million on its opening weekend, and that's with a PG-13 rating and two of the most beloved heroes on the planet featured in the same movie. Obviously, those numbers could, and most likely will, change, especially since Deadpool's early projections put it between $55 million and $60 million. Still, for Deadpool to earn so much with the restrictive R rating, opening higher than all of the other X-Men movies, it could provide a wake-up call to studios that may lead to more R-rated fare.
It was recently confirmed that original Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are coming back to write Deadpool 2. While the studio hasn't officially confirmed the sequel yet, or a release date, Ryan Reynolds appeared in an end credits sequence where he confirmed that the iconic comic book character Cable will show up in the sequel. Ryan Reynolds will most certainly return as the Merc With the Mouth for the sequel, but it isn't known if any of the supporting cast will return. The cast also includes Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Olesia Shewchuk, Style Dayne, Rachel Sheen and Dan Zachary. If the Cable character does in fact show up in the sequel, it could help set up the X-Force movie that 20th Century Fox has been developing. While we wait for more on the sequel, take a look at this "Dear Deadpool" video below.