UPDATE: The teaser has now been released and you can check it out above.
For a while there, everyone was holding their breath for Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth to cameo in James Mangold’s Logan. After all, with the threequel marking Hugh Jackman’s final time playing Wolvie, it’d be the last chance for fans to see the mutant share the screen with Deadpool in proper fashion (we’re choosing to forget X-Men Origins: Wolverine). And while Mangold might have planned a cameo early on, it was ultimately scrapped, leaving many disappointed.
However, there is a bright side to all this. We learned not too long ago that Reynolds had actually shot something with Stan Lee to be shown in front of Logan. It was said to be a promo of sorts for the flick, but it appears that it was actually a teaser for Deadpool 2.
That’s according to the folks over at /Film, who have a detailed description of what the preview involves. They’re reporting that the footage shown was directed by David Leitch, who’s helming the Merc’s upcoming sequel, and rather than being a traditional trailer, it’s more just a scene featuring the titular hero, along with a special cameo.
Here’s how they describe it (spoilers will follow, obviously):
It begins with two men getting into a scuffle after an attempted mugging in an alley. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reyolds) walks by the scene, not suited up as Deadpool, just wearing a hoodie that hides all his scars, listening to the song “Call Me Angel” from the opening credits of the first movie. When he notices the mugging, he’s not having it, and says, “Not in my city!”
Wade runs over to a phone booth to the familiar tones of the Superman theme composed by John Williams. However, the quick change that you’re expecting doesn’t go so smoothly. In fact, we hold on his struggle to change into his Deadpool suit for over a minute until the two men fighting in the alley ends with a gunshot.
Deadpool runs out in heroic slow-motion but finds that there’s only a dead man on the ground that he can’t save anymore. This is where details are a little foggy because one source mentioned that Wade starts running off at the mouth like you’d expect, all while going through the dead man’s groceries before walking out of the alley. Meanwhile, our other source added the detail that Stan Lee provides a cameo as someone who sees Wade walking out of the alley with his face exposed and says, “Hey, aren’t you Ryan Gosling?”
The teaser ends with the text: “Deadpool…coming…not soon enough.”
So, it’s not exactly as exciting as a proper trailer then, nor will it fully satisfy those hoping to see the Merc share the screen with Wolvie, but fans will still no doubt appreciate what’s shown here, as it sounds like a pretty humorous scene which should give us at least a little bit of an idea as to what to expect from Deadpool 2.
There’s no word yet on whether or not Fox will release the footage online, but we imagine they’ll want to keep it in theaters for a while in hopes of encouraging more people to see Logan. Not that they should have any trouble doing that, mind you, given that the film is tracking very well, but still, we’d be pretty surprised to see the clip land on the web this weekend.