While superhero movies have dominated the box office over the past decade, few expected 2016’s Deadpool to be quite so successful. The movie had a relatively modest budget and an R rating, but it went on to outgross every other movie in the X-Men franchise to that point. So expectations are high for Deadpool 2, which arrives on May 16, and now we have some new TV spots.
These were broadcast last night during the season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, with a new introduction from the Merc with a Mouth himself (played by Ryan Reynolds). There was also the debut of a cool zombie Deadpool poster. Check them all out below:
Deadpool 2 also stars Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, TJ Miller, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Julian Dennison, and Terry Crews. It is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde). He replaced Tim Miller, who reportedly clashed with Reynolds over the direction of the movie. Last month, it was reported that the film had undergone reshoots to add more footage of Cable and Domino, who had proven very popular with audiences at test screenings.
In a recent interview with Collider, Brolin spoke about the physical challenges of playing Cable. “I got beat to s*** on that movie,” he said. “I had stuntmen throwing me all over the place. I’ve got a shoulder issue, I’ve got a knee issue that I’ve got to deal with now, but we got through it. We got through it. I pushed hard and I suffered because of it.”