With less than a week left until Deadpool 2‘s theatrical release, the 20th Century Fox marketing machine is operating at a mile a minute. And behind the wheel? The inimitable Wade Wilson, who continues to hurl insults at Marvel directors (Infinity War) and Hugh Jackman with each passing day.
The latest piece of the promotional campaign is this new promo which sees the Merc giving a nod to his fans in America, asking if they’ve missed him – which we’re sure they have. From there, DP then rolls out the newest TV spot for his upcoming summer adventure, which is purportedly destined to become the biggest R-rated opening at the domestic box office, well, ever with $150 million.
That’s quite the achievement for a comic book character who, prior to 2015, spent his time languishing in development hell. It’s a credit to Ryan Reynolds, then – not to mention that fortuitous trailer leak – that Deadpool’s gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon, even if he hasn’t yet managed to court Hugh Jackman out of X-retirement.
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In typically meta fashion, Ryan Reynolds has also been poking fun at Avengers: Infinity War and its own no spoiler policy, resulting in a hilarious open letter full of expletives and nods to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
To the greatest fans in the whole universe.
We have embarked on the ‘Deadpool 2: This is King of Your Guys’ Fault’ World Tour. Almost everyone involved in the film has given Maximum Effort the past two years, maintaining the highest level of super secrets, like how David Blaine catches bullets in his mouth. And the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices in Colonel Sanders’ delicious mustache.
Only a handful of people know the film’s true plot. One of them is not Ryan Reynolds. We’re asking that when you see Deadpool 2, you don’t say a f***ing word about the fun shit in the movie. Cause it’d be super lame to spoil the fact that Deadpool dies in this one. Kidding. Not kidding. Kidding?
Deadpool 2 shoots for theaters on May 18th, and when it does, moviegoers will be treated to an extra special cameo from none other than [REDACTED]. Not to mention some of the wildest post-credit scenes ever (one of which actually had to be cut for being too racy).