Ryan Reynolds, star and producer of Deadpool 2, sends out a plea for fans not to spoil the sequel as a joke mocking Avengers: Infinity War's #ThanosDemandsYourSilence campaign. Josh Brolin, who plays Cable and Thanos, isn't the only thing in common between Reynolds' second go as the Merc with a Mouth and Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, as now, the two movies also have the same way of pleading with fans not to ruin the experience of watching the film by spoiling it for others.
Last month, just before Infinity War premiered in Los Angeles, directors Joe and Anthony Russo launched a campaign called #ThanosDemandsYourSilence requesting people saw the film early not to spoil it for those who hadn't seen it yet. The duo accompanied it with a letter signed by themselves, which made the rounds online and the hashtag became a popular phrase for people on social media who supported the cause. Now, Reynolds put out a similar plea for his own upcoming film, but with a tinge of Deadpool humor in it.
Taking to his official Twitter account, Reynolds, who is in the middle of Deadpool 2's global press tour, posted Wade Wilson's very own version of #ThanosDemandsYourSilence. In the letter, he mimicked the Russos' message about how much work went into their movie and that they hope people won't ruin the experience of watching it on the big screen. The letter even comes equipped with its own hashtag - though it isn't quite as short and to the point as #ThanosDemandsYourSilence. Check out Reynolds' post and the full letter below:
Reynolds' letter may be humorous, but the level of secrecy regarding Deadpool 2 is also impressive. The previews were able to get away with not revealing much about the movie's plot by being hilarious enough that they're still entertaining to watch. There may have been few reveals, including the actors playing the members of the X-Force and the implied importance of Julian Dennison's young mutant character, but other than that, specific plot details are unknown. Even the film's main villain still isn't clear because while Cable is advertized as the movie's big bad, fans can expect that he'll eventually work with Wade to take down a common threat.
With the sequel just a few days away from debuting, marketing for the movie is starting to pick up. On top of Reynolds and Brolin doing a multi-city press tour, several marketing materials went out the last few days. For a time, it felt like Fox was scaling back on promotion of the movie, as it's arguably more mellow compared to the campaign they had for the original film in 2016. But it seems like they were only waiting for the initial wave of buzz for Infinity War to die down before they fully launched their marketing. Given that, it's safe to say more Deadpool 2 content is coming everybody's way as its theatrical release nears.
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