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Deadpool 2 Trailer Analysis Reveals As Many Clues As Jokes

Let's Pause to Make Fun of Justice League

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Before viewers can get too bummed out by Cable's seemingly humorless life, Wade Wilson arrives to shatter the fourth wall for a much-needed laugh, and to take his turn at tugging on Superman's ... mustache. Yes, the sudden, "shoddy" appearance of a green sleeve where a CG cybernetic arm should be is a Justice League joke, referring to the time and money Warner Bros. spent digitally removing Henry Cavill's mustache from reshoot scenes (neither of which, most would argue, were well spent).

"Stop!" Reynolds' Deadpool declares in voiceover. "What in the actual ass? Dale! Why-why aren't the visual effects not done? It's a metal arm! It's not like we're trying to remove a mustache!"

'I'll Do It Myself!'

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Beating imaginative fans to the punch, Deadpool produces his own sweded version of how the trailer should appear using action figures, Matchbox cars, plastic Army men and construction-paper buildings. Deadpool's own stand-in appears to be a knockoff of Woody from Pixar's Toy Story, but with a different head (take that, Disney/Fox deal).

Note that in the background of the apartment, behind the lamp, is Deadpool's Bob Ross-inspired painting, from the sequel's "Wet on Wet" teaser released in November.

Run, DMC!

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Although we're left to deduce what "DMC" means, these soldiers or guards in riot gear are quite possibly the movie's version of the Mutant Response Division (MRD), which, as the name suggests, is a mutant-hunting militant unit.

Introduced on the 2009 animated series Wolverine & the X-Men, the MRD later made its way into Marvel comics, where it was formed by Bolivar Trask and Stephen Lang in response to a deadly attack on the United Nations by mutants.

To 'Infinity,' and Beyond

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Zazie Beetz's Domino kicks butt, and likely doesn't bother taking names, in a church-like setting similar to what we saw in November in the "Wet on Wet" teaser. Actually, considering the "Purity, Humanity, Infinity" banner, and the flames in the background, it's a safe bet it's the same building.

We previously speculated, because of a banner featuring what appeared to be Cable, that a cult had sprung up around Brolin's time-traveling Nate Summers. However, this trailer may offer up another possibility.

Teenage Wasteland

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One of the breakout stars of 2016's Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand again lights up the screen as as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. We already knew she would be back, and sporting a new look, but where's her X-Men mentor Colossus? Wade Wilson's gleaming (but ultimately unsuccessful) moral compass is nowhere to be seen in this new footage, perhaps indicating that incomplete-CGI joke wasn't entirely at Justice League's expense -- though he did make a partial appearance in the International trailer.

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