It's hard to believe that only a year has passed since "Deadpool" first slashed its way into our hearts. After a decade in development and one failed appearance in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the Merc With A Mouth finally got his own movie -- and it more than lived up to the hype. The film became a massive, blockbuster hit, and it all started just a year and a day ago on February 12, 2016.
To commemorate the momentous anniversary yesterday, "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds shared a picture on Instagram. As Reynolds points out, the one-year anniversary is the paper anniversary. Therefore the only way to celebrate the merc's big day was with toilet paper.
"Deadpool" more than surpassed expectations upon its release. It was a hit with critics, earning an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it became the most successful X-Men related movie of all time. "Deadpool" earned $363 million at the domestic box office and has a worldwide total of $783 million. The film even earned a pair of Golden Globe nominations, one for Best Comedy or Musical and another for Ryan Reynolds' lead performance. "Deadpool 2" was a no-brainer, and it is on the way from "John Wick" co-director David Leitch.
Directed by David Leitch and starring Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool 2" will arrive in theaters in early 2018 and also feature Cable, Domino, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead in its cast.