The Merc with a Mouth is hiring.
Leading up to Deadpool 2‘s home video release, the film’s official Twitter account posted a message suggesting fans of should apply to join its titular star as a member of X-Force.
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) August 16, 2018
Those who click the link are taken to DeadpoolCore.com, where they are greeted with a typically tongue-in-cheek message explaining why new volunteers are needed and how to go about applying for a position.
“It seems everyone’s…well…dead. Which is good news for you, as it means X-Force has vacancies!” the site reads. “Ready to join the roster? Here’s how to get in on this sweet deal in 5 easy steps! (Don’t worry, we’ve got that whole workers comp thing figured out now.)”
The application itself poses questions like, “What would you do if a blind old lady needed to cross the street?” and inquiring as to whether volunteers would be comfortable covering a myriad of X-Force duties, such as “jumping out of planes,” “babysitting teenage mutants,” and “bee-keeping.”
This marks the latest in Deadpool’s long list of fan-interactive promotional stunts, all of which are cleverly composed to look as if they could have been written by the character himself. Some are circulated by the film’s star, Ryan Reynolds, directly.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 11, 2016
The Deadpool series came to fruition after years of being a passion project for Reynolds, beginning in 2009 with his debut as the character in the ensemble film X-Men: Origins. The first standalone Deadpool spin-off was released in 2016 and immediately broke records for the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.
The marketing team behind the movie has been hitting audiences with its best shots since the release of the first installment, capitalizing on holidays including Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Halloween, and they’ve been known to hijack other movies’ trailers to spread the word about their lovable mercenary killer.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapičić, and Karan Soni, with newcomers Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, and Julian Dennison. The film is now out on digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray on August 21.
- Ad Free Browsing
- Over 10,000 Videos!
- All in 1 Access
- Join For Free!