Deadpool Goes Full Flashdance in New Sequel Poster

The Merc with a Mouth pays tribute to Irene Cara with the new poster for Fox's Deadpool 2.

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The image, of Deadpool leaning back onto a chair and basking in a shower of bullet casings, was unveiled this morning on Twitter by star Ryan Reynolds, who added, "Take your passion. And make it happen." It's of course an homage of the 1983 hit Flashdance, which raises hopes that we'll be treated to an elaborate dance number in the sequel.

Take your passion. And make it happen. #Deadpool pic.twitter.com/7MY7z7x6pj

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 6, 2018

The new poster may help soothe the disappointment felt by fans when a Deadpool 2 trailer didn't debut during the Super Bowl. Instead, the movie's Twitter-account hilariously live-tweeted Sunday's big game. We shouldn't have to wait much longer to see new footage, however, as the full-length trailer is expected to arrive next week with Marvel's Black Panther.

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Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film hits theaters on May 18.

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