This was a pretty big deal because firstly, Warner Bros. Pictures wasn’t so sure that Todd Phillips’ movie should have been made at all.
The reason the film was made on such a small budget was because the studio’s executives wanted the director to turn around and ask for more money, claiming that it couldn’t be made on such a small budget.
However, the director took the money and made the movie regardless, and those executives must be so happy he did because the film’s been a huge hit.
It’s actually become just as profitable for Warner Bros. as Avengers: Infinity War was for Marvel because they spent a lot less money making it, and a lot less promoting it.
However, there’s one person who isn’t so pleased with Joker’s success, and that’s Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.
The actor took to Twitter to post a picture which you can see below, and it sounds like he’s rather salty about the whole affair.
Ryan Reynolds isn’t a happy Deadpool
R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to… pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019
The picture is Joker’s poster, yet Reynolds has changed some of the wording. The poster now reads: “You mother f*cker”, and below it is a heart emoji and the names: “Deadpool, Neo, Pennywise, Jesus, Hugh Jackman, The Wolfpack, Mr. Grey, Ted.”
These, of course, are the names of all the protagonists in the other highest-grossing R-rated movies.
So, you have Deadpool, The Matrix Reloaded, The Passion of the Christ, It, The Hangover and The Hangover Part 2 (both Todd Phillips movies), and Logan.
It’s the perfect response to having beeing taken off the number one spot of highest-grossing R-rated movies of all time.
Yet, Reynolds will just have to ensure that Deadpool 3 makes even more money than the previous two movies of the franchise and wins him that number one spot back.
That said, Joker 2 could still come along and just reclaim Joker’s crown. Who knows what the future has in store for R-rated movies and their box office numbers.
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