Fox released the newest trailer for Deadpool 2, which will likely be the last movie before the character moves back under the Disney-friendly Marvel brand where it’ll be sanitized for a PG-13 audience with lame dad jokes and feminist-friendly depictions of what a third-waver millennial considers to be a “sex comedy”.
The trailer actually looks really good, though. Josh Brolin is perfect for Cable. He has a gravitas that instantly brings the character to life once he opens his mouth about being born into war. Yeah, yeah, it’s a line most newbies and teenagers will quizzically hear as being a rip-off of how Master Chief is described in Halo, but it fits here perfectly. We get a concept of Cable within the very short runtime without any big exposition sequences or needlessly obtuse descriptive commentary about what he’s about other than what Brolin puts down at the beginning of the trailer. It’s snappy. It’s succinct. It’s great.
Oh yeah, and the entire middle of the trailer is Deadpool playing with the action figures because they joke about the 3D for Cable’s arm not being done. Enjoy.
So based on what I can gather, it appears Deadpool gets captured at some point, ends up in prison, has to escape from prison… and I don’t really get the rest. Cable seems to be the one doing the prison-breaking since Deadpool is in a yellow jumpsuit, but then again maybe it’s a stupid disguise from Deadpool? It’s tough to tell.
Unfortunately the movie still manages to squeeze the diversity checkpoints into the trailer.
We get the race-swapped domino with a massive afro, something that fans have not been fond of at all.
The grumpy teenager from the first film also returns and this time she’s sporting a slightly less-lesbian haircut from the first film.
Hopefully the diversity pandering isn’t too overbearing and they keep it to a minimum.
The action beats, however, look pretty slick. Brolin gets to showcase his fisticuffs in the trailer along with being able to blow some stuff up. It’s very rare that you could squeeze so much content into a trailer and at the same time describe in no way what the actual plot is about.
On the up and up, at least Cable looks cool. I don’t think they could have done a better job with him. Let’s just hope that the plot and the pace of the film match Brolin’s intensity. It would be a real shame if they squandered that opportunity by stitching together a messy film around a strong performance.
You can look for Deadpool 2 to hit theaters on May 22nd.