- RatedM18GenreAction, Adventure, Comedy
- LanguageEnglishIn CinemasMay 17 2018
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Thanos isn’t the only Marvel character Josh Brolin is portraying this summer movie season. X-Men fans have long been anticipating the arrival of Nathan Summers/Cable on the big screen. With the release of the new trailer for Deadpool 2, we get a glimpse of Brolin in action as the time-travelling mutant with the metal arm.
The grizzled, grumpy Cable, who was infected with a techno-organic virus and who has a very complicated family background in the comics, has often served as a foil to the wisecracking Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). Each is bound to get on the other’s nerves.
In this trailer, Cable looks like he’s about to take on a phalanx of enemy forces, but Deadpool interrupts the footage because the visual effects work on Cable’s arm is incomplete. True to fourth wall-breaking form, Deadpool makes a dig at the recent Justice League film, then plays with action figures to buy the visual effects time to complete their work.
The other new character fans are excited about is Neena Thurman/Domino (Zazie Beetz), who can go toe-to-toe with Deadpool in the snarkiness stakes and whose mutation grants her supernaturally good luck.
The big surprise in the trailer is that Terry Crews is apparently in the movie, something which had been kept completely under wraps. Crews shows up alongside Reynolds, Beetz, Brolin and two other as-yet-unidentified actors in a group shot. It looks like Crews is playing George Washington “G.W.” Bridge. It’s possible that this is a proto-X-Force, a militaristic team of mutants who are set to get their own movie, also starring Reynolds and Brolin.
Much of the supporting cast from the first film also returns. We catch a glimpse of Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) with a new outfit and hairdo, plus Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, TJ Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Stefan Kapičić as the metal-skinned Colossus.
Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and will break a fourth wall near you in May 2018.
Check out the trailer below (Deadpool isn’t one to censor himself, so don’t watch this one at work)