Deadpool 2, with its sophomoric humor, plethora of pop culture references, and soundtrack that covers everything from a-ha to Dolly Parton, is a kick in the shins to superhero conventionalism. That much was expected. But what may not have been quite as anticipated is that Deadpool 2 forms the perfect companion piece to James Mangold’s Logan, while furthering the importance of 20th Century Fox’s entire X-Men centric franchise. When Logan was released last year, it provided a swansong for Hugh Jackman’s seventeen-year run as Wolverine, a role he originated in 2000's X-Men. Mangold delivered the film many fans of the character had always wanted, a gritty, blood-soaked meditation on violence.