This is it. Our final look at Deadpool 2 before the film gets released into theaters on May 18th. And today’s trailer gives us an in-depth look at the X-Force, Deadpool’s “super duper fucking group.”
The trailer opens up with the team on what appears to be a rescue mission. “You all know the drill. Intercept the convoy, watch out for Cable”, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool instructs. We then get another look at what appears to be the MacGuffin of the film, the kid.
We still don’t know who the hell “this kid” is and why he’s important. But Cable has been sent to retrieve him, and Deadpool is hell bent on keeping him out of Cable’s grasp.
We then quickly go one by one meeting most of the heroes signing up to become members of X-Force. Terry Crews’ Bedlam is introduced first. The character possess the ability to project electromagnetic fields.
We then meet Lewis Tan’s Shatterstar. Using his swords, the character can create shockwaves and teleportation portals. Domino is up next. “I’m lucky”, she says in her interview with Deadpool. To which the character replies that “lucky isn’t a superpower. And it’s certainly not very cinematic.”
We get glimpses of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead in action too, but we’re already familiar with them. The last introduction is of Peter. No abilities, no powers. He’s just a middle aged man who saw the ad. “You’re in” says the Merc with the Mouth nonchalantly.
The trailer teases that we’ll be seeing the X-Mansion once again in the sequel. And we get a passing mention of Thanos (whom Cable’s Josh Brolin also plays in Avengers: Infinity War) within it too for fun. Finally, the Deadpool 2 trailer delivers a fantastic coup de grâce to the DCEU as the character mocks Cable by saying he’s “so dark, are you sure you’re not from the DC universe?”
Hopefully Reynolds and his team can pull off the magic of the initial film once again in Deadpool 2. It hits theaters on May 18th.