Of Course Deadpool 2 Is Using The Unicorn To Help Sell The Movie

Sure, King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are both currently riding high on the blockbuster success of Black Panther, but there's a less refined Marvel character who will also hit the big screen this year, as well. That's right, we're talking about Wade Wilson and the highly-anticipated release of David Leitch's Deadpool 2. There's a lot of fan enthusiasm to see what gags will return from the original Deadpool, and now it looks like Deadpool 2's marketing already features Wade's beloved stuffed unicorn. Check out a Deadpool 2 promotional stand-up featuring the animal, below.

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Pretty adorable, right? Well, it's cute if you don't know the unicorn in question's significance to Wade Wilson. As fans of the original film likely already know, that is the unicorn that The Merc with the Mouth keeps with him when he goes to his room to masturbate after a long day of butchering bad guys. It's already being included the marketing for Deadpool 2, which appears to imply there will be no shortage of lewd jokes this time around -- not that we ever had any doubts about that to begin with. This is Deadpool we're talking about, after all.

The return of the stuffed unicorn could merely be a joke used to sell Deadpool 2 to audiences, but it is also entirely possible that there's some more profound significance to it. Specifically, we already know that Cable (Josh Brolin) will keep a stuffed teddy bear on his utility belt through a portion of the movie, and the motif of stuffed animals could ultimately turn out to be one of the things that brings these two musclebound badasses together. Given how much the Deadpool franchise thrives by subverting action genre expectations, this would make plenty of sense.

Deadpool 2 Cable Teddy Bear

With all of that said, superherocomedy's picture of a Deadpool 2 cardboard poster still leaves us with a few unanswered questions about Wade Wilson's special alone time. Chief among those pressing issues is whether or not he still has his Crocs a.k.a his "big, rubber masturbating shoes." In the world of Deadpool, this is vital information.

Audiences will get to see Ryan Reynolds bring his knack for smartass comments back to the big screen as Wade Wilson later this year when Deadpool 2 premieres on May 18. Until then, hop over to CinemaBlend's 2018 movie premiere guide to check out all of the most prominent release dates of the year!

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.