After an endless stream of hints, clips, teasers, teaser trailers, featurettes, Smurfettes, and any number of assorted poppycock, a new Deadpool 2 trailer has arrived.
The film, starring Vancouver's own Ryan Reynolds, was shot in Vancouver from June 26 to October 13, 2017.
Cable (Josh Brolin) terrorizes the streets of downtown Vancouver—along with Deadpool (Reynolds), which is something that happens fairly regularly in our city, almost but not quite as often as the rain. (But between superpowered beings and action heroes blowing up the city and developers constantly tearing everything down, will we have any city left?)
For those who are unfamiliar with Cable, in the comicbooks, he's the son of X-Men's Cyclops and Madeleine Pryor (a Jean Grey clone) who, as an infant, was transported to the future where he grew up but returned to the present as an adult. (And you thought your relationships were complicated?)
However, it remains to be seen how the screen-version will adapt or change the character and his biography.
This trailer, released on February 7, showcases not only Cable but also Deadpool's superpower of using metafiction to break down the fourth wall between himself and the reader.
After all, the 20th Century Fox synopsis of the film goes something like this:
"After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor—finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover."
On that note, here's the trailer.
Eagled-eyed viewers and comic book aficionados will notice that in an airplane cargo bay, Deadpool and Domino (Zazie Beats) are briefly shown standing with several other individuals, who either look extremely powerful or have just attended a fetish costume party. Or both.
As confirmed by X-Force creator Rob Liefeld, they're the mutant team X-Force, which (in the comic books) is a more militant group than the X-Men that is led by Cable.
The release date for the movie has been advanced two weeks and is now slated to open on May 18. (Hmm, wouldn't April 1 have been a more appropriate release date?)