With Deadpool 2 about to begin its theatrical run, 20th Century Fox is continuing to roll out promotional material for the R-rated comedy superhero film full pelt. Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth won audiences over with his no-holds-barred first outing in 2016 that saw him becoming the ‘hero’ that many comic book fans had always known, as opposed to his depiction in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2008). The sequel, this time directed by David Leitch who replaces the first film’s helm Tim Miller, pushes Deadpool’s story ahead and introduces a wealth of new characters in the process, not least of which is Josh Brolin’s ruthless mercenary Cable.
While Deadpool 2‘s release comes sandwiched between two other major films, Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story, the studio’s marketing team has been vigilant to churn out the movie’s hilarious advertising tactfully so as to not cause Deadpool to be drowned out, particularly by sheer size of the former. Of course, no one promotes a movie quite the way that Reynolds and co. do and Deadpool 2‘s trailers and promos have been arguably even more memorable than that of its predecessor, parodying the quiet TV painter Bob Ross one moment and diva dancing in his own Celine Dion-led music video the next.
Perhaps one of the key aspects of the Deadpool’s character is his ability to break the fourth wall and the sequel looks as though he’ll be doing that in spades, with the footage shown through marketing having already taken shots at both Marvel and DC.
Shown below, the latest clip from the film, arriving via Good Morning America, has the DCEU in its sights once again only this time its honing in on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Official Synopsis & Clip:
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.
Now playing off the backlash from the “Save Martha” scene from Batman v Superman, the scene looks as though it has been changed from what it was when it was shown in an earlier trailer. The original dialogue used was to do with Wade rounding up all the gluten in the world and launching it out to space (potentially in reference Superman IV: The Quest For Peace), but Lietch obviously preferred this take involving the Man of Steel and Bat of Gotham, no doubt due to the fourth wall-breaking nature of the joke.
Early critic buzz for Deadpool 2 has been very positive and it sounds as though we can look forward to laugh-out-loud time at the cinema when it opens this week.
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Deadpool 2 is showing in cinemas now