Perhaps “Han Solo” has more to worry about other than Jabba the Hutt — because if “Deadpool” comic book creator Rob Liefeld is to be believed, “Deadpool 2” will kick Han Solo’s ass at the box office in 2018.
Over the weekend at L.A. Comic Con, Liefeld took the stage for his own panel and issued a warning: “Disney is delusional and is opening ‘Han Solo’ a week before ‘Deadpool!’ And they are going to get their asses kicked!”
Liefeld added, “Seven days later; mark my word, skeptical man! [points to audience member] Mark my words: Han Solo, get the hell out of the summer, ’cause seven days later, an army of mercenaries is coming to send the Falcon into hyperspace! Disney I apologize in advance, but I’m telling the truth: Deadpool is going to kick your ass.”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
A week later, “Deadpool 2” opens on June 1, 2018.
12 Most Badass Superhero Scenes of 2016, From 'Deadpool' to 'Doctor Strange' (Photos)
This year we met Wonder Woman and The Flash, saw a big fight at the airport, and laughed at everything Deadpool said. Here are the year's best superhero scenes.
Wonder Woman's silver screen debut in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" when she appeared to fight Doomsday at a key moment of the film electrified audiences.
The warehouse fight/Martha rescue scene in "Batman v Superman" featured Batman at his most ruthless and cemented Ben Affleck as the definitive onscreen Caped Crusader.
The airport battle scene in "Captain America: Civil War" delivered the first appearances of both Giant Man and Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is perhaps the best scene in a superhero movie this year.
Black Panther chasing the Winter Soldier in "Captain America: Civil War" can perhaps be called the most thrilling chase scene of the year, rivaling even the classic subway chase in "The French Connection."
Jean Grey unleashing the power of the Phoenix in "X-Men: Apocalypse" and screaming as she tears villain Apocalypse apart was a surprise highlight of the film and set up perhaps one of the most famous X-Men story lines -- "Dark Phoenix Saga" -- for future films.
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Quicksilver rescuing scores of students including some goldfish and a dog from a deadly blast in "X-Men: Apocalypse" all while he is listening to "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics was definitely one of the movie's most memorable scenes.
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The undestruction of Hong Kong at the climax of "Doctor Strange" took a common trope in Superhero Movies -- destruction of major cities -- and flipped it into a refreshing resolution for audiences.
The Cloak of Levitation revealing it has a life of it's own and coming to the Doctor’s rescue at the Sanctum Santorum in "Doctor Strange" provided unexpected comic relief.
The debut of Ezra Miller's "The Flash" in a flashback sequence in "Suicide Squad" gave audiences their first look at the Scarlet Speedster in his full costume.
The "Suicide Squad" sitting in a bar -- giving audiences a backstory on some of the members of the team --delivered in the drama department.
The opening credits of "Deadpool" was full of self-aware humor, starring “a hot chick,” a “British villain” and “the comic relief,” among many other hilarious references set to “Angel of the Morning” by Juice Newton.
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Wade Wilson uttering "you’re about to be killed by a Zamboni" in "Deadpool" to a bad guy on an ice rink left audiences in stitches and was just another stroke of brilliance by the filmmakers.