Deadpool 2 comes out this May, and we finally got our first full trailer for the film. The only other thing we have gotten to see are posters and hilarious shorts with our loud-mouthed hero. The primary focus of the trailer is to introduce the main villain, Cable (Josh Brolin). We see many other characters, both new and old, tons of action, and the style of humor you would expect from a Deadpool movie.
I love the first film, but I was worried that this would be a sequel that would try too hard which would lead to its downfall. However, by the look of what we see in the trailer, this could be just as good or better than the first movie. Now let’s dive into what happens in the trailer.
The trailer starts off with an intense introduction to Cable. The style of this opening has the same feel to other superhero trailers. Cable is narrating as you see him in a destroyed room then walking through destruction while armed. We even see him getting prepared by loading some heavy weaponry. By what he is saying it sounds like he is talking why he has robotic parts on him. The trailer pauses with a typical wall breaking moment from Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) who points out the CGI is not complete on one of Cabel’s arms. This is taking a shot at DC for Justice League having a poor job of covering up Henry Cavill’s mustache. The trailer’s tone now goes towards what we would expect to see.
The next cut sees Deadpool in a room with a toy set of buildings with two action figures, one being himself and the other is Cable. He is playing with the toys on how he thinks their battle will go. Once a timer goes off to signal that the CGI on Cable’s arm is fixed, the scene cuts back to the regular trailer, better thank Deadpool for catching the missing CGI!
Next thing we know, we see Cable start to cause destruction and go on a killing spree. Along with this, we see Deadpool and various other characters in action-packed scenes. Domino (Zazie Beetz) gets her time to punch some people and show off herself as a new character in the film. Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) is back for a few brief moments as we see her get charged up with her superpower. All of Deadpool’s other friends make a return such as Weasel (T.J. Miller), Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), and Dopinder (Karan Soni) who are all with Deadpool to fight off a wave of enemies.
Most of the trailer is action oriented with a lot less comedy outside of Deadpool pointing out the botched CGI. If you have seen the first film or any promotional material, then we will get plenty of laughs out of this sequel. However, the most exciting part of the trailer regarding the story is the last few seconds. We see Weasel, Blind Al, and Deadpool holds their guns out to Cable who does not have any robotic gear attached to his body. This will probably lead to how Cable become the person we see at the start of the trailer.
Overall, I am excited by what I see in this first look at the movie. The first film is one of my favorites from the superhero genre because of its clever writing, great action, and hilarious characters. My biggest problem was the dull villain, so I hope that the film does enough to make Cable a worthy villain. I know Josh Brolin will kill it with his performance, so we have to hope that he gets enough screentime.
Deadpool 2 comes out May 18, so we do not have long to wait to finally see how this holds up compared to the first movie. Are you excited for the sequel? What do you think of the trailer?
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