Deadpool faces off against Josh Brolin's Cable in the sequel, and he puts together the mutant superteam X-Force that includes Zazie Beets as Domino and Terry Crews.
Those who are still reeling by what a huge blockbuster 20th Century Fox had with Deadpool a few years back might be skeptical that the people behind that hit could make a sequel that's even remotely on the same level.
Undaunted, Fox has just released a new (slightly foul-mouthed) trailer that makes it look like like DEADPOOL 2 will be just as funny and crazy as the first movie. (Yeah, I was hoping they would stick with "Untitled Deadpool Sequel" as the title, too.)
Of course, Ryan Reynolds is back in the role he was born to play, Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. More importantly, we get to see more of Josh Brolin's Cable in action, as well as meet the members of X-Force, which includes Zazie Beetz as Domino, Terry Crews as Bishop (?), Warpath and Shioli Kutsuna in her "key role" which to me looks like a variation on Psylocke, who was played by Olivia Munn in X-Men Apocalypse. The movie also stars Julian Dennison from Taika Waikiti's Hunt for the Wilderpeople as the kid Cable is trying to kill and Deadpool is trying to protect.
T. J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Karan Soni and Leslie Uggams are all back as the unfortunate people that Wade Wilson considers his friends.
The official plot synopis (which is about as tongue-in-cheek as the trailer) is...
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.
You can watch the trailer below with the movie opening on May 18.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor