Josh Brolin's Cable arrives in the action-packed, and profanity-laced, first full-length trailer for Deadpool 2. Oh, there are jokes, and action figures too -- and a playful jab at Justice League's CG issues.
What begins as straightforward superhero/sci-fi action fare, with Cable describing a dystopian, Terminator-like origin, is quickly derailed by Ryan Reynold's Merc with a Mouth, who dispels any notions of seriousness. As if we were expecting that. But after Wade Wilson's action-figure trailer enactment soon gives way to legitimate footage, with plenty of action, a little more profanity and, yes, some fourth wall-breaking.
This trailer, dubbed simply "Meet Cable," comes as a pleasant surprise for Deadpool fans, who were expecting the footage to arrive next week with Marvel Black Panther. It kind of makes up for that lack of a Super Bowl spot, doesn't it?
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.