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James Gunn Explains the Real Lesson of Deadpool‘s Success



Clueless Hollywood remains clueless, even when it succeeds. You may have noticed that several outlets, including entertainment industry trade publications like Deadline Hollywood are reporting on the fact that it’s so surprising that Deadpool did so well and, like, they don’t know how it happened.  Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn had a few choice words for those who don’t seem to get it.

“The film has a self-deprecating tone that’s riotous. It’s never been done before. It’s poking fun at Marvel. That label…

Posted by James Gunn on Monday, February 15, 2016



Seriously, Hollywood – audiences actually really like originality! Rather than trying to give us clones of things we liked in the past (that more than likely get whatever we liked in the first place wrong), keep trying to surprise us!

What did you think, folks? If you saw Deadpool this weekend, what do you think made it so successful? Tell us in the comments!

(via HitFix, image via Marvel Entertainment)

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