Following yesterday’s Flashdance-inspired poster, a new promo for Deadpool 2 has arrived. It’s not quite a trailer, but given the inventive marketing campaign so far, it might be as near as we get. It puts the spotlight on time-travelling cyber-mercenary Cable, played by Josh Brolin.
The video kicks off like a generic superhero trailer, giving us a bit of Cable’s backstory, before Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) steps in and recreates the rest with dolls while the movie’s VFX crew finish off their work on Cable’s robotic arm. We then get a quickly cut montage of action from the movie, including the first proper footage of Domino (Zazie Beetz). There’s also a hilarious reference to the problems caused by Superman’s infamous mustache in Justice League. Check it out above.
Deadpool 2 also stars Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, and Brianna Hildebrand. David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) is directing, replacing Tim Miller, who reportedly clashed with Reynolds over the direction of the movie.
Deadpool 2 is released on May 18. It was originally set to hit theaters on June 1, but last month Fox moved it forward, in addition to shifting The New Mutants back 10 months to February 2019.
In related news, the troubled and much-delayed X-Men spin-off Gambit has now been removed entirely from the studio’s schedule. The movie lost director Gore Verbinski last month; he is the third director to quit the project over the past couple of years. The Channing Tatum-starring film was due to start production this year ahead of a June 2019 release, but it is now unknown if or when this will happen.
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