Comic book fan or not, Deadpool 2 is one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated films – and now, there’s a newly revealed trailer to further whet the appetite ahead of the movie’s release date.
The new trailer teases one of Deadpool 2’s likely key arcs – the reluctant partnership between foul-mouthed Deadpool (aka Wade Wilson, aka Ryan Reynolds) and Terminator-like Cable, played by Josh Brolin.
Cable has an important place in the Marvel Universe and in the son of Cyclops (of X-Men fame) and Madelyne Pryor, Jean Grey’s clone. A nonsense mutant solider with the modest aim of saving the world, Cable looks set to serve as a classic foil to Reynolds’ spandex-loving mercenary.
The clip runs to just over two minutes and is a characteristic mix (for Deadpool, at least) of action-packed scenes and humorous interludes – there’s one particularly amusing thinly veiled swipes at a rival comic film franchise, if you pay close attention.
Give it a watch and see what you think of the ‘Meet Cable’ trailer for yourself.
It’s unclear just how Deadpool 2 will handle Cable’s characterisation. In the Marvel Universe, he was typically a tough guy but a good guy, as well as being an unwilling ally to Deadpool. The next instalment of Deadpool seems like to maintain this basic tenet, but it also seems likely his more rigid personality will be used to enable the movie’s more comic moments.
Whether or not they’re as amusing this time round now that a number of other films have begun aping Deadpool’s ‘class clown-cum-superhero’ schtick remains to be seen.
Deadpool 2 is set to be released in the UK on May 16.
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