If you were at all concerned that Deadpool 2 wouldn’t live up to the first, the latest trailer should obliterate those fears. Giving us our first good look at the film proper, the trailer hits us with all the trademarks of Ryan Reynolds’ screen creation – humour, action and extreme irreverence. Here are five times we grinned like goons as we watched.
Cable Punching Deadpool a New Navel
Josh Brolin’s Cable pitches, all cape swinging, eye glinting villainy, and announces he’s here for the kid.
“Move or die,” he says. Cut to an attack on Cable by Deadpool, which is swiftly thwarted by Brolin’s big bad with a karate chop move to the face followed by a left hook to the stomach. Oof. It takes just two moves to take Deadpool out, who flies a substantial distance backward on impact.
If you’re not stoked yet to see young Julian Dennison in action, you should be. He’s the talented New Zealand lad from Taika Waititi’s brilliant Hunt For the Wilderpeople, and here he gives us a taste of what he’s going to bring. With a defiant double one-fingered salute.
This band of superheroes is about to get its own movie so it’s a buzz to see them debut in Deadpool 2. And assembled by Wade Wilson himself, no less. In this closer look, Terry Crews demonstrates his toughness as one of their number, while Zazie Beetz is the “morally flexible” Domino, striding purposefully through a flaming doorway. Deadpool, deadpanning in typical self-referential fashion, says that he needs them “young enough to carry their own franchise for 10-12 years.”
Don’t Call It A Comeback
LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” kicks in — with its memorable first line – and gets you all fired up for the film’s action. The song soundtracks Deadpool’s leap out of a plane and subsequent hurtling to the ground, plus a fight with a sword-wielding, sumo-style gang and a moment where he brutally smacks a bad guy in the face… with a brick. “Tell me they got that in slow-motion,” he quips to camera. They did.
The Gun Switch-Around
This fast-paced scene sees Deadpool on the bonnet of a moving vehicle. As he punches through the windscreen, the driver points a gun at him. He puts his hand out to stop it and gets a bullet through his hand at point-blank range for his troubles. Unshaken, Deadpool twists the gun around and fires it through his opponent’s head. Spraying brains everywhere.
Deadpool 2 hits screens on May 15 in the UK and May 18 in the US.