Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently weighed in on the super success of "Deadpool" and gave an expert's opinion on why the film connected with the audience. It's not just the R-rated content.
During his latest interview with Deadline, Feige, who's currently basking in the critical and commercial success of "Captain America: Civil War," was asked if the success of "Deadpool" had led to talks within Marvel Studios for an R-Rated movie. He replied: "No, we've not had any specific conversation about that." Feige also said that the R-Rated content is only part of the takeaway from "Deadpool."
"The thing that Deadpool shows is, when you present something unique to an audience, they will respond to it. When you present something as popular as a superhero character, in a different and unique and crazy way as they did in Deadpool, it demands attention and audiences went to it. They pulled it off. Tim Miller did a tremendous job."
The producer went on to add, "...The other secret, and why it's still a secret, I don't know, but they just took what Deadpool is in the comics. He breaks the fourth wall. He talks into the camera. He doesn't give a sh*t about any of the other heroes. He doesn't take anything seriously. All of that is what made Deadpool so popular in the comics."
Stressing on the importance of sticking to the "source material" when it comes to comic book adaptations, Feige spoke about how Miller and Reynolds understood that concept and magnified that up on the big screen.
"We've always said if there's any 'secret' it's respect the source material, understand the source material and then, any adaptation you make from the source material should be done only to enhance whatever the original pure spirit of the source material was. Deadpool hit on all cylinders with that."
A sequel to "Deadpool" has already been confirmed and is in the works. No release date for the film has been announced as yet.