Deadpool was, for lots of moviegoers, 2016's biggest cinematic surprise. Thanks to Fox permitting an R rating for Marvel's raunchiest, sassiest superhero, Ryan Reynolds and co. were able to do the character justice, unleashing unto the world a Deadpool who cursed, fornicated and gruesomely sliced up bad guys—all onscreen and unfiltered. It was a far cry from Deadpool's previous cinematic appearance and, well, everyone was grateful for it. Deadpool was the edgy and irreverent shock to the system that proved the superhero genre wasn't growing stale.
Fast-forward two years and everyone's gearing up for Deadpool 2, a movie that has to prove that it wasn't just a one-trick pony. Sex, drugs, violence, and meta-humor are great the first time 'round, but now that general audiences are familiar with the character's tricks, it's going to take more to keep people pleased. With the director of the first Deadpool film out, and new cast member Josh Brolin in, along with fellow merc and potential love interest Domino, it's clear the studio isn't simply doubling down on what worked before. However, it also means we can't be sure what to expect from the sequel, besides the knowledge that it'll be trying twice as hard to impress us and prove that Wade Wilson's got what it takes to stay Hollywood's edgiest A-list antihero.