The latest Deadpool 2 trailer just dropped, so get your chimichangas ready! The Ryan Reynolds superhero vehicle is showing off all the decapitating, fourth-wall-breaking, quippy goodness we crave. The biggest reveal is X-Force finally making their debut! “Who the hell are they?” you ask? Basically, a special task force of badasses who aggressively eliminate threats to mutants in ways that would make Professor X facepalm.
Here’s the…erm…official(?) plot summary by Twentieth Century Fox on IMDB:
“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.”
You have to respect a movie that doesn’t even take its own plot summary seriously.
Fans have plenty to be excited for after this balls to the walls trailer. First off, having Tim Miller pass the director’s chair to David Leitch looks to have been a brilliant move. The action sequences bear the signature style we loved in John Wick, such as dynamic camerawork, steady shots that don’t rapidly cut during fight sequences, and lots of insane stunt choreography.
The meta-humor is very much in tact from the previous film. The trailer sets the mood with Air Supply’s “All Out of Love,” as Deadpool dives head first through the back window of Dopinder’s taxi, whilst being chased by gun-toting ruffians. The two-minute trailer leaves plenty of money in the swear jar, once again earning the sequel’s R rating. The introduction of X-Force give a hilarious wink to the audience, as Deadpool seeks to form a team “young enough to carry their own franchise for 10 to 12 years.” Isn’t corporate greed hilarious?
A nice little nugget horror fans should appreciate quite a bit is that Bill Skarsgård, yes…freaking Pennywise, is on the X-Force. You can spot him sitting in the background looking all Pennywisey at the 1:39 mark. Looks like Skarsgård will be trading in his clown makeup for superhero garb. His character has not been confirmed as of yet, but Nerdist speculates he may be taking on the role of Zeitgeist.
As if the ensemble of Cable, the X-Force, Colossus, and that kid from Hunt for the Wilderpeople (a.k.a. Julian Dennison a.k.a the MacGuffin) isn’t enough, we get a tease for a possible Professor X cameo. We’re not yet sure if it’s going to be McAvoy, Stewart, or another actor who’s willing to shave his head because all we saw was Deadpool riding around in the professor’s chair. Fingers crossed for the sagely X-Men leader making an appearance.
Many fans are being stricken with superhero fatigue, and who can blame them? The thing that makes Deadpool 2 special is how the film feeds off of the tired tropes studios have created. It points out everything wrong with superhero universes, while shamelessly building its own in an unconventional way. This is one for even the most jaded of moviegoers to be excited for. Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18.
Check out the new trailer here: