20th Century Fox has dropped the final trailer for Deadpool 2 and it’s without doubt the best yet.
The trailer, which clocks in at just under two minutes and thirty seconds, gives us a quick introduction to some of the members of the newly-formed X-Force, as well as a small taste of the fourth-wall-breaking shenanigans that are in store when the superhero movie sequel hits theaters on May 18.
While previous trailers have focused more on the “second coming” of the Merc with a Mouth, played once again played with gusto by Ryan Reynolds, and the grizzled, time-traveling cyborg, Cable, the latest batch of footage shows the pair battling it out in a war of words, fists, guns, and, in one brief clip, crotches.
Highlights include a friendly jab at Marvel’s upcoming cross-franchise throwdown as a spandex-clad Wade Wilson tells Josh Brolin’s Cable to “Pump the hate breaks, Thanos,” in reference to Brolin’s turn as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s big bad antagonist in Avengers: Infinity War later this month.
Likewise, in a later scuffle, Cable bites back calling Deadpool “a clown dressed up as a sex toy.” The Regenerating Degenerate responds, “so dark — are you sure you’re not from the DC universe?”
As for the X-Force team, we see T.J. Miller’s Weasel and ‘Pool recruiting Zazie Beetz’s ultra-lucky Domino and catch brief glimpses of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews as Bedlam and Lewis Tan’s Shatterstar. There’s also room for returning characters, including Brianna Hildebrand as Megasonic Teenage Warhead and the 2016 original’s troubled taxi driver, Dopinder (Karan Soni).
The trailer ends with Deadpool unsuccessfully cutting through a flurry of bullets with his two katanas, followed by the introduction of Peter (Rob Delaney) — a mustachioed average joe with no superpowers who nevertheless gets drafted into the “super duper f***ing group.”
Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and is co-produced by Ryan Reynolds. A third film in the Deadpool franchise is in the early stages of development and is likely to integrate the foul-mouthed anti-hero into the MCU canon following Disney’s proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox. A separate, standalone X-Force film is also reportedly in the works.