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Between the MCU, DCEU, and X-Men franchise, there seem to be no shortage of comic book movies being produced. But this immense popularity has also led many critics to fear "superhero fatigue", whereas the films become so formulaic and stale that the audience knows how to predict nearly every frame. But last year brought us the R-rated romp Deadpool, which destroyed everything we thought we knew about the superhero genre. With a sequel being announced during the first film's post credits scene, fans have been eagerly anticipating any new Deadpool material, while patiently waiting as Deadpool 2 goes through a rocky development process.
Luckily for us, Ryan Reynolds and company felt our pain, and produced a teaser to accompany Logan's theatrical run. And you can check out the full teaser below, courtesy of Reynolds himself.
If that isn't enough to make your day, then you must not have seen the first Deadpool movie. While intentionally vague regarding the film's actual contents, this teaser is certainly cool enough to the wet the palate for any X-Men fans who have spent money to see Logan in theaters.
In the teaser, we see Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson once again on the silver screen. The Merc with the Mouth still looks like an avocado had sex with an older, more disgusting avocado, but that won't stop him from trying to be the hero he'll never be. Seeing an old man being mugged on the street, Wade pulls a Superman and runs to a local phone booth to change into his costume. But this proves easier said than done, as he has a hard time fitting into that skin tight super suit we all know and love. And once he is suited up, he gets stuck in the booth and grandpa meets a grisly fate.
Well, it's the thought that counts. While Deadpool is more of a killer than a hero, he at least tried to save the poor old man. Maybe Cable will be able to whip the mutant into shape.
Speaking of Cable, the teaser also featured a quick easter egg referencing Cable's imminent arrival on the scene. When Deadpool is in that stupid phone booth, you can see some words etched into the booth itself. "Nathan Summers. Cumming Soon." Check it out.
Pretty cool, right? While Cable's casting only continues to add A-listers into the mix, at least Ryan Reynolds and company gave us another quick tease to the futuristic mutant's silver screen debut. Now we just have to continue waiting for news about Cable. Will it be Pierce Brosnan? Russell Crowe? Keira Knightley? Hopefully we won't have to wait and wonder for much longer.
Another fun easter egg is the movie theater in the background of the scene. Whatever janky neighborhood Wade Wilson was walking through was apparently playing Logan as well. Because who doesn't want to see Hugh Jackman stab people and hang out with a preteen protegee? No one.
What I found particularly interesting about the above teaser is the clip's hue. The footage has a very strong blue tint, which is in stark juxtaposition to the very bright and yellow world of Deadpool. With a new director stepping behind the camera, perhaps this was a choice that we'll see in the finished film as well.
Deadpool 2 will arrive in theaters in 2018.