“That was always the North Star”: Shawn Levy’s One Guiding Thought Behind Making Deadpool & Wolverine is a Good Thing for The Film

Deadpool & Wolverine was made specifically with audiences in mind.

“That was always the North Star”: Shawn Levy’s One Guiding Thought Behind Making Deadpool & Wolverine is a Good Thing for The Film

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  • Deadpool & Wolverine has become one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2024.
  • With its release date approaching, Shawn Levy, the director of the film, revealed some interesting information movie.
  • He revealed what his main goal with was when he was making the movie, as well as his approach towards the Deadpool and Wolverine dynamic.
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Deadpool & Wolverine has become one of the most anticipated Marvel movies in a very long time. Being labeled as the saving grace of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Shawn Levy movie has a lot riding on it. With how critical fans have become in recent years, the movie will have to go above and beyond to make fans invested, not only in the film itself but also in the plot it will introduce for future projects.

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Shawn Levy is incredibly confident about Deadpool & Wolverine
Shawn Levy is incredibly confident about Deadpool & Wolverine

With this in mind, Levy, the director of the film, was recently asked about his approach toward the most anticipated part of the film, Deadpool and Wolverine’s interactions. Additionally, he was also asked about his main motive for making the upcoming film. What he wanted to achieve with the movie, as well as the kind of story he wanted to tell.

His answers were quite interesting and may even be strong enough to restore the fans’ trust in the MCU.

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Shawn Levy had a Clear Objective When Making Deadpool & Wolverine

Recently, Shawn Levy gave an interview with ScreenRant, where he went into great detail about his upcoming, highly anticipated film, Deadpool & Wolverine. Having directed the first and second Deadpool films as well, he understands the audience as well as the characters he directs. With this in mind, the filmmaker was specifically asked about his core motive when he was making the movie, and his answer was quite interesting.

“The guiding thought in crafting the movie was audience joy. That was always the North Star.”

Deadpool & Wolverine
Deadpool & Wolverine

He started by saying that his goal when making the film was to make sure audiences had a good time watching it. That was what they were aiming for, and he did not want anything else to act as a driving force. Establishing Deadpool and Wolverine’s characters and the movie’s theme were not big concerns for him.

“Yeah, it’s gonna be gnarly. Yeah, it’s going to be funny. That’s a given. But we wanted to build a great time at the theater for audiences. So that’s our goal.”

Ryan Reynolds is set to shake up the MCU with Deadpool & Wolverine
Deadpool & Wolverine

He recognized that fans would know what they were getting into when they entered the theater. With this in mind, he decided to focus on giving fans what they wanted rather than try something bizarre for the sake of experimentation.

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Shawn Levy Let Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman Be in Their Element

While many fans would get upset at such an approach, given how long they have been asking for a movie featuring both Deadpool and Wolverine, Shawn Levy’s intentions behind such an approach were quite interesting. Speaking specifically about the dynamic he was going for with the two superheroes, he seemed to have handed the reins to the actors.

“As far as crafting the Deadpool-Wolverine story, you know, I just felt privileged every day. Cause you’re talking about two massive movie stars in their most iconic movie roles.”

Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson in Deadpool & Wolverine
Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson in Deadpool & Wolverine

Since the movie is not a continuation of Deadpool’s story and focuses on these two characters, he let their interaction establish the theme of the movie. He did not want the movie to feel like Deadpool 3, having a similar feeling to the first two movies.

“So, it’s the third Deadpool movie, but it’s not Deadpool 3. It’s a different thing. It’s very much Deadpool and Wolverine and it’s not trying to copycat anything from the first two movies. They were awesome, but this is a two-hander character adventure.”

A snippet from Deadpool & Wolverine trailer
A snippet from Deadpool & Wolverine trailer

Levy needed Deadpool & Wolverine to stand out through its uniqueness, so he decided to let the actors do what they are good at; playing these iconic characters.

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Deadpool & Wolverine will release in theaters on July 26, 2024.

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