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New Deadpool 2 Trailer Assembles X-Force

The second coming of Deadpool reveals the villain of the movie is… Cable?
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By  · Published on March 22nd, 2018

The second coming of Deadpool reveals the villain of the movie is… Cable?

How many Deadpool 2 trailers does this one make? Four? It feels like we just got one the other week. I’m not complaining. I could watch Ryan Reynolds goof around as the Merc with a Mouth in an infinite combination of wacky scenarios and formats. Bring on the movie, or tease us with a string of whack-job short films. Whether he’s belittling his poor cabbie friend or smashing some future man in the face, I am here for all Deadpool zaniness.

The latest red band trailer, which Reynolds tweeted out this morning, offers a few more hints as to what the actual plot of the film will be. Cable is on a warpath, and Deadpool is going to need a little help from his friends. We should also thank Reynolds for managing our expectations and letting us know that the film falls somewhere between The Godfather Part II and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.

So what do you think? Are you as much of an admirer of Wade Wilson as Dopinder? His thighs are certainly a wonder, and I too could use a mentor to shape my devil may care attitude. Just don’t you dare touch my precious gluten. I love that stuff.

The actual plot of the film launches when Josh Brolin’s f***sicle (my mother taught me to never write a bad language word) crashes into the city Terminator-style on a mission to hunt down “The Kid” a.k.a. Julian Dennison. We get a shot of Dennison standing inside a fiery wreckage, his hands glowing orange with power. Is he a budding mutant threat a la John Conner? Does Cable want to kill him? Or maybe protect him?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and declare Dennison the child-self of Cable. While that doesn’t quite jive with the comic’s origin of the character as the son of Cyclops and The Goblin Queen, it does secure a Back To The Future-ish narrative. Whatever the case may ultimately be, Deadpool needs to assemble his own band of heroes to battle ol’ metal arm.

“From the studio that brought you 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada” comes our first peek at X-Force. Derivative? Sure! Deadpool and Marvel Comics were never one for originality when there’s money to be made. Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapicic return as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus. Leslie Uggams is back on sidekick duty as Big Al, and this trailer has only the briefest glimpse of T.J. Miller (the reasons being obvious).

My favorite shot of the entire ordeal is the brief glimpse of Deadpool jacking Professor X’s wheels while busting into his mansion to steal the school roster. We see a little bit more of Zazie Beetz as Domino, but we don’t know where her character comes from or what her motivations for stopping Cable might be. Seeing more Terry Crews and Shioli Kutsuna is thrilling, but I can’t quite figure out what costumed characters they’re portraying. My X-Men lore is failing me.

I’m here for the dirty fighting and LL Cool J appreciation. Sophomoric fetishizing of Wade Wilson’s disgusting healing factor will get me through even a third film, a fourth film, and a fifth film. Don’t stop at part two, guys. The Godfather Part III has it’s merits, right?

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Brad Gullickson is a Weekly Columnist for Film School Rejects and Senior Curator for One Perfect Shot. When not rambling about movies here, he's rambling about comics as the co-host of Comic Book Couples Counseling. Hunt him down on Twitter: @MouthDork. (He/Him)