1st Look: “Deadpool 2” Final Trailer – (OMG, SO NSFW)

The final trailer for the new Deadpool 2 movie is here. Before you watch this, I want to make sure you understand three things:

  1. This is absolutely not safe for work. Do not play this on speakers at work. Do not play this on speakers with your kids in the room. There are a lot of F-Bombs in it, and it’s really really not safe for work. Or kids.
  2. Pause the Krypton Radio player stream so you don’t have cool sci-fi music interfering with you hearing all the dialog in the trailer (because there are a lot of great one-liners).
  3. Did I mention NOT SAFE FOR WORK? Good. Just checking to make sure you were paying attention. There actually is no third item, I made that up.

If you thought Deadpool succeeded because nearly every scene had some kind of fan service in it, you’re probably right — but wait’ll you see this. Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and director David Leitch have perfected the fan service film genre in the Deadpool series, if one accepts the evidence presented in the new trailer. What do we want to see? The good guys have to win, of course, but we want to see all our favorite characters from the Marvel Universe mixing it up with decent motivations instead of the “round one – FIGHT!” setups we’ve seen in the DC movies. We want to see references to the rest of the Marvel Universe to connect it all together. We want to see all that cool superhero banter as they kick everybody’s butt that needs it, to save everybody’s butt that needs it. We want to see moments where our mouths drop open and we say to our friend sitting next to us, “Oh my god, I can’t believe they just did that” and then laugh because our friend is saying the exact same thing at the exact same time.

How about a Mary Sue? A Mary Sue would be nice. I mean, isn’t that one of the big reasons we read comics in the first place? Because we want to envision ourselves as one of these characters as we right the injustices in the world around us? Deadpool’s penchant for breaking the fourth wall goes meta as they introduce a new character named Peter, who’s just a normal guy, rocking the dad-bod, with no powers at all, who volunteers to get thrown into this superhero mêlée in his street clothes. What’s Peter hiding? Does he actually have powers? Or is he just stupidly lucky, like C3PO and R2D2 walking carefully across the Corellian cruisers’ corridor in the middle of a firefight without getting a scratch?

I’d list my favorite lines from this trailer, but there are just so many of them. It’s a comedy film, to be sure, but it’s also bloody, gorey in places, raunchy in others. It’s going to be way more fun than ought to be allowed. I predict a dramatic upsurge in Deadpool cosplay this year.

By the way, if you’re thinking of taking your eight year old to see this, you have serious mental issues and should consider seeking professional help.

Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Josh Brolin, and makes its big screen debut on May 18, 2018.

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