The first trailer for the highly anticipated Deadpool 2 has just dropped and it’s as hilarious and violent as you’d hope.
And because the much-anticipated sequel to the 2016 hit film has been pushed forward from June 1 to May 16 the ‘Merc with the mouth’ is returning to our screens sooner rather than later.
Although star Ryan Reynolds and film studio 20th Century Fox have been marketing the film in a uniquely funny way since last year, this trailer gives us our first proper look at what we can expect from the sequel.
Have a look for yourselves:
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Although we don’t know much about what Deadpool 2 is exactly about, we’re sure it’ll be full of blood soaked action, dirty jokes and sarcastic wit.
The trailer gives us our first proper look at Josh Brolin’s Cable, Negasonic Teenage Warhead in a traditional X-Men suit, and Deadpool’s blind landlord, Blind Al, in the sequel.
David Leitch, who was in charge of last year’s disappointing action thriller Atomic Blonde, has stepped up to the director’s chair taking over from Tim Miller, who helmed the first.
Reynolds has been teasing us for what feels like forever on Twitter, making us increasingly excited for the film’s release.
In November he leaked footage from Deadpool 2 and it was the most Deadpool thing ever.
Starting out in a weird Bob Ross parody video, Deadpool treats us to his superhuman watercolouring skills before ‘technical difficulties’ lead to some scenes from the new movie before cutting back to the studio where the artwork now resembles a dining table scene of the characters from the upcoming movie.
Check it out here:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 15, 2017
Reynolds tweeted the first look at Josh Brolin as Cable – the son of Cyclops who’s been sent from the future – last August.
He’s pretty moody and it’s going to be exciting seeing Deadpool rinse him for 90 minutes or so.
He captioned the tweet:
We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future. #PremiumCable #JoshBrolin
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017
In an interview with Collider, director Leitch discussed the casting of Brolin as Cable, saying:
I always wanted a great actor to come to the table for Cable and I wanted somebody who could embody the character.
Josh is obviously a prolific actor and genuinely in his roles, he finds a humanity to every character he plays, even when he’s playing some things that might be seen as caricatures, he finds a humanity.
So I was super excited we landed him. I know there were a lot of names in the mix and great people who could have landed this too, but I’m 100 per cent grateful we ended up with him.
He’s the embodiment [of Cable] and the energy between him and Ryan is amazing. We’re having so much fun making this movie.
Josh Brolin sure looks badass as Cable in this trailer!
I’m pretty sure we’ll have fun watching it!
Deadpool 2 hits our screens May 16!
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.