‘Deadpool’ crashes iconic movie covers and honestly, they’re so much better
Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.
In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming Deadpool 2, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.
Catch him on the front of My Cousin Vinny or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of Fight Club.
Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4
— The MoviePass Pod? (@themoviepasspod) May 15, 2018
The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what?
Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of Logan and the recent X-Men movies.
You’re welcome, citizens.
guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg
— semi-stable centenarian ??⭐ (@rainbowslinky) May 15, 2018
Unfortunately, it’s just the movie covers that have been altered.
That hasn’t stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?
For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart—I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays.
— Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) May 15, 2018
Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.
‘Deadpool 2’ Takes Aim at Record R-Rated Opening Weekend
Fox’s Deadpool 2 exploded onto screens last night, bringing in an impressive $18.6 million in Thursday night previews from 3,785 locations beginning at 7PM. This is a record preview gross for an R-rated feature, destroying the $13.5 million brought in by It last year, and nearly $6 million more than the first film brought in prior to its $132.4 million debut. In fact, the performance is just $100k behind preview grosses for Marvel’s The Avengers and $100k ahead of the $18.5 million in previews for Jurassic World, both of which debuted with over $200 million.
Paramount’s Book Club brought in $625k from Thursday previews in 2,781 locations. This is just ahead of the $600k Going in Style brought in from Thursday previews prior to an $11.9 million opening and just behind the $650k for The Intern, which opened with $17.7 million.