In case you haven’t heard, some little indie film called Joker has been killing it at the box-office ever since it was released. It seems like all that bad press has only contributed to its ridiculous box-office haul as it has now officially over Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool as the highest-grossing R-rated film ever.
Joker‘s achievement is definitely not something to scoff at. Deadpool not only managed to carve itself a place in the pop-culture lexicon as the leading purveyor of dick jokes, it earned nearly USD$800 million worldwide so the fact that some film about a clown managed to topple it is truly impressive.
Whether you liked Joker or not, this sort of record-breaking accomplishment definitely deserves some recognition and Ryan Reynolds was only too happy to congratulate the film on toppling Deadpool.
Taking to Twitter, the actor went full Wade Wilson and shared a congratulatory post in the only way he knows how: with pure, unadulterated vulgarity with a healthy helping of salt.
Kudos to Reynolds for also including a bunch of other R-rated films Joker toppled, such as The Matrix, It, and Logan. The fact that he included Hugh Jackman’s name in the “congratulatory” post without making fun of the Aussie actor speaks volumes on how he feels about some clown movie beating Deadpool.
Now that the gauntlet has been laid down, the only reasonable response in this dumb Hollywood game of “who can make the most money” is to try and beat Joker with the next Deadpool.
That may take a while given how the character is now under the Marvel/Disney banner now but let’s look at it another way: it just means the writers and Reynolds will have more time to perfect the inevitable wave of Joker jokes for Deadpool 3 or whatever it will be called.