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Seven hotly an­tic­i­pated block­busters com­ing to Dubai this month. Plus, a look at the movies made in the UAE

Although his first comic book flick The Green Lantern flopped, Cana­dian ac­tor Ryan Reynolds con­vinced Hol­ly­wood to take a punt on his boy­hood su­per­hero ob­ses­sion – the D-list comic book mer­ce­nary known as Dead­pool. Cob­bled to­gether on a shoe­string $58 mil­lion (for the genre), Dead­pool raked in a whop­ping $783 mil­lion world­wide. Long story short, it didn’t take much for stu­dio ex­ecs to green­light Ryan’s plans for this year’s fol­low-up.

How did the team de­cide on direc­tor David Leitch to di­rect the se­quel?

Dead­pool John Wick “Every­body was just a fan of his work. He’s just a guy who’s so mus­cu­lar with his ac­tion. He also re­ally un­der­stands those Dead­pool sen­si­bil­i­ties and where we need to take the fran­chise from here. And I love John Wick.”

Is it true that you weren’t al­lowed to do your own stunts?

“No, years ago I busted my neck on a movie – so I’m not al­lowed to do things where I might break my neck again. Oth­er­wise, I sort of have to do all the other stuff. My doc­tor jok­ingly wrote on a pre­scrip­tion pad, ‘Stunt­man’!”

It must’ve taken a lot of dis­ci­pline to achieve your su­per­hero-grade torso for this film, but what’s your cheat meal of choice?

“Is it re­ally un­healthy if it makes you so happy? There’s a Patsy’s Pizza up in Harlem that’s pretty much the best pizza on the whole planet.”

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