While comparing what we know about ‘Deadpool 2‘ to other films will likely happen, the last one on most viewers’ minds would probably be ‘Rush Hour.’ However, creator Rob Liefeld is making that exact comparison and, in a way, it makes sense! When imagining Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan on screen together, it might not seem fitting but think about it for just a second. This buddy cop movie had an entirely unserious jokester who was actually trying to do well paired with an overly serious police officer who is doing his duty. That is actually a pretty apt comparison with how you would picture Deadpool and Cable getting along.
Liefeld stated that:
“[Josh Brolin’s] such a great actor, that’s where it starts, and gravitas, and who else really is going to hold their ground with Ryan as Wade/Deadpool? That is energy unbridled, and so you’ve gotta hold your ground. When I see the two of them, I’m like ‘It’s going to be comic book’s equivalent to Rush Hour’, and I don’t know if comic fans are ready for it. I think it’s going to be great.”
We already saw when ‘Deadpool’ broke the mold of traditional comic book superheroes that it worked on the big screen and it seems like they’re going another new route this time. While they aren’t going to fully explore Cable’s convoluted origin, if he is a time traveler it would lend credibility to the same kind of culture clash which Chan and Tucker’s characters experienced in the film.
Liefeld later went to Twitter to further say that:
The pairing of Deadpool and Cable has always been a contrast in style and combustible. They have been a buddy cop film pairing!
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 29, 2017
And doubledowned on Instagram with:
It really makes sense, and I think with Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin that they could pull off this dynamic pretty easily.
Do you think that ‘Rush Hour’ is a good comparison to how you’d like to see Deadpool and Cable on the big screen or do you prefer his later comparison to ‘Lethal Weapon’? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
‘Deadpool 2’ will be exploding into theaters on June 1st, 2018!
Source: Entertaiment Weekly