Update: Ryan Reynolds has released an extended version of the Deadpool 2 teaser on YouTube.
Logan is finally playing in U.S. theaters, bringing Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine to the big screen – and with it comes the first official teaser for Deadpool 2, serving as a lead-in for the movie. Following on from the hugely-successful Ryan Reynolds-led R-rated movie Deadpool, the sequel is currently being developed by director David Leitch (John Wick), with a screenplay written by Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Drew Goddard.
Though the new two-minute clip seems to be being kept as an exclusive for those who go and see Logan in theaters, bootlegged versions have of course found their way onto the internet. Here at Screen Rant we’ve seen the preview – as have thousands of others – but the leak has now got us all thinking.
There’s now chatter among fans who wonder whether those at Fox will do as many have done before and officially release the Deadpool 2 teaser online, as many big film studios have been forced to do in the past after falling victim to a leak. A recent example of this is with the Suicide Squad San Diego Comic-Con 2015 teaser that found its way onto the Web. The studio marketing team behind the then made the decision to release the teaser officially, allowing fans to experience the clip in the way it should be experienced.
If the Deadpool 2 clip does make its way online, fans across the globe will be able to see Reynolds’ character suiting up in a phone booth, before enjoying a rest with one of his city’s less fortunate, who’s shot and killed after a mugging. There’s not really much more that can be said about the preview, at least at face value. Fans shouldn’t here go into Logan expecting a clip as bold as the teasers that made up the first movie’s promotional material – but for those who are keen to decipher Easter Eggs, the clip may be a treasure trove.
For now, if you want your first glimpse at Reynolds in action in Deadpool 2, you’re going to have to buy a ticket to Logan. Not all bad news, as the small chunk of change is worth it according to many of the reviews the film has received. Those who are more patient may have that patience rewarded; we can’t see Fox holding out on us for too long on this one. In the meantime, there are still plenty of rumors about the casting of Cable in Deadpool 2 to tide everyone over.