Wade Wilson and crew will be back together again in full c-bomb flow in 2018 with the release of Deadpool 2, giving Marvel yet another unconventional superhero film to add to its growing list. It sees Ryan Reynolds returning as Deadpool, following on from his exceptional rebirth as the character in 2016, along with the rest of the main cast from the first film.
The recent arrival of the teaser trailer from 20th Century Fox has given us a few fleeting glimpses of the action, although the majority of it is taken up with a crazy diamond of a Deadpool sketch. It features an extended monologue from everyone’s favourite local antihero as he gets down to a bit of serious, hardcore painting, in a counter-homage to Bob Ross. You can check it out for yourself below.
Deadpool 2 will be shooting a whoop-off triple head shot through a cinemas near you in early summer 2018 with a US and UK release date planned for Friday June 1st. There isn’t much else out on the same weekend in the UK, but with Solo: A Star Wars Story and Madagascar 4 Out the week before, it won’t be entirely without competition at the box office.
With a June release on the big screen, the DVD and Blu-ray won’t be arriving until October 2018, but that will put it in the frame for Christmas present numero uno.
The full synopsis for the film hasn’t been released as of yet, but we do know that the story will feature time-travelling warrior Cable. Also, from the look of the teaser trailer, it would appear that there’s going to be more mutant meddling from the powers that be with container trucks and facilities getting flash frame features.
Ryan Reynolds leads the cast as Wade Wilson / Deadpool and he’ll have his regular posse back in action for the sequel. Morena Baccarin (Homeland) returns as his girlfriend Vanessa, along with T.J. Miller as his best bud Jack Hammer / Weasel And Leslie Uggams as Blind Al. Brianna Hildebrand will play Ellie Phimister / Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapičić will voice the hulking Colossus once again.
Deadpool 2 will also introduce some new cast members with the biggest being Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Nathan Summers / Cable. Brolin has been hoovering up big comic book parts in recent years with his role as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but with the blue CGI, there’s going to be more than enough separation between the two parts.
Zazie Beetz will also make her appearance as Neena Thurman / Domino, a probability manipulating mutant, and Julian Dennison (The Hunt For The Wilderpeople) has been cast as an undisclosed mutant with highly destructive pyrotechnic powers.
David Leitch is down as the director of the film, following on from his brutal delivery of both John Wick and Atomic Blonde. The former stuntman and stunt coordinator has got a reputation for his fight scene construction, so we should see a lot of similar hant-to-hant combat as in his previous directorial efforts. You can follow the latest on the production at the official Twitter page.
Having loved a lot of the first film, which picked up strong reviews across the board, we’re fairly confidant that Deadpool 2 will be another decapitated slam dunk when its release date rolls around in June 2018. That cast has done a good job of making the characters their own and the new additions to the film sound very promising.
The teaser trailer is pretty funny and we’re loving all of the old movie and TV references in the paint colours and credits. There wasn’t all that much from the film itself, but what there was looked pretty impressive. Hopefully, Julian Dennisson can step up into the mutant part he’s been given and the introduction of Cable helps to move the Deadpool story on from the origin movie opener.