The latest trailer for Deadpool 2 was released, featuring some of the X-Force members that will join Deadpool in whatever it is he’s doing in the second movie. Apparently there’s some fat kid he has to protect from the time-traveling soldiers, Cable.
We see that Deadpool isn’t really much of a match for Cable in hand-to-hand combat, where he gets soundly whooped, this is despite the fact that we also see Deadpool killing some Yakuza members, cutting up a bunch of mostly naked Japanese dudes wearing fundoshis, and killing mercenary milkmen with bricks.
Anyway, Deadpool recruits a diverse cache of third-rate heroes to help him out, including Terry Crews and the race-swapped version of Domino. He also adds an Asian chick to the stable who appears to wield an electric dragon tail.
Deadpool gathers up his jailbait crew of rejects, along with Terry Crews, and decides to take the fight to… someone? I don’t really know. The trailer here is a bit confusing because they seem to paint Cable as the main villain but that’s a bit contradictory to the first trailer where Cable was portrayed as a bit of an anti-hero. I’m not really sure anymore. I don’t know.
In fact, the trailer is so non-linear that I don’t even know if it’s spoiling anything, and that makes it impossible to criticize with the typical smarmy, dank snark that trailers like this usually warrant.
So apparently there’s a little bit of everything in there for someone. Plenty of comedy from Ryan Reynolds for the toilet humor crowd. A couple of black people for the Social Justice yappers. A young Asian chick for the weebs. The aforementioned jailbait for the Redditors. Plenty of blood and gore for manly men. Lots of guns for the NRA nuts. Plenty of decapitations via swords for Liberal pansies. And Josh Brolin doing what he does best for us action fans.
I can’t think of one demographic who isn’t properly represented in that trailer. Heck, I’ll even pretend that Deadpool popping up from the casket was a nod to IO Interactive’s Hitman: Blood Money when Agent 47 pops up from the casket with the twin Silver Ballers and starts spraying up the room, spilling more fluids from his targets than a smorgasbord of miniature hoses composed of XY chromosomes giving a Japanese cosplayer in a maid outfit a milky white facial makeover.
For as far as diversity and representation is concerned, I think Fox nailed it with Deadpool 2.
You can look for the movie to hit theaters starting May 18th.