Things have clearly gotten out of hand with Deadpool, the long-gestating Marvel adaptation that devastated the North American box office last weekend and looks to do something similar this coming weekend. A sequel is already in the works, Ryan Reynolds, who stars as the Merc with a Mouth, is suddenly on the top of quite a few casting lists, and director Tim Miller, after doing segment work on masterpieces like David Fincher‘s The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo and Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, can now call his own shots as far as what his next project would be, if not Deadpool 2. And like with Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man, the main reason is that the film has its own tone, its own pace, and its own look, whereas so many other Marvel films simply do not.
Its not surprising then that Late Late Show host James Corden decided to get in on all the fun that’s been surrounding the marketing and aftermath of Deadpool. Last night, Corden appeared in a segment where he auditions several different characters for Reynolds that could very well become Deadpool’s sidekick in the next movie or, as Corden would wish it, the current film that’s already out in theaters. Reynolds stresses that Deadpool doesn’t really have sidekicks, but I’m not entirely sure what else you’d call Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) or Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) or T.J. Miller‘s pickled bar-owner, Weasel.
Regardless, the two actors seemed to have quite a lot of fun with the bit, as Reynolds continues to play-up and criticize his image as a self-loving narcissist – he’s got framed pictures of his People Magazine covers behind him. And for his part, Corden actually does bring out a few preposterous yet comically inventive ideas for his character, ranging from some potato-like monstrosity to the Ice-Man, which allows the duo a chance to have some word with the word “come.” Clearly, they know their demographic.
You can watch the bit right below: