The Merc Gets A Cartoon Makeover For Deadpool 2’s Zany IMAX Poster


The Merc With a Mouth reunites with an old friend on the official IMAX poster for Deadpool 2. And we’re not referring to Negasonic Teenage Warhead or the booming Colossus.

Instead, you’ll find a cartoon version of ‘Pool straddling a unicorn, which is presumably a nod to Wade Wilson’s stuffed unicorn as it appeared in the original Deadpool movie.

This poster arrives in good time, too, given IMAX tickets for Deadpool 2 are now on sale ahead of the sequel’s theatrical release in May. And if the Fox follow-up is able to retain its barnstorming momentum – remember, the David Leitch-directed sequel recently became the biggest R-rated pre-seller in Fandango history – we’re quietly confident that Deadpool 2 will be able to rake in the big bucks late next month.

$783 million is the figure to beat, though we imagine the addition of Zazie Beetz and Infinity War‘s Josh Brolin will be enough to push Deadpool 2 towards the billion-dollar club. Couple this with the onset of Drew Goddard’s X-Force and there’s never been a better time to be a fan of Wade Wilson – even if FX ultimately scrapped those plans for a spinoff animated series from Donald Glover of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Back in the movie realm, though, Beetz, Brolin and Ryan Reynolds will bear witness to the Merc’s second coming alongside Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapicic, who once again provides the booming voice of Colossus.

Deadpool 2 graces theaters on May 18th, and it’s looking increasingly likely that it’ll be one of the last X-Men movies to release under 20th Century Fox, what with the impending Disney-Fox merger on the cards.

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