A brand new poster for Deadpool 2 reminds fans that the movie comes from the same studio that killed off Wolverine, one of Marvel's most iconic superheroes. The original Deadpool proved to be one of the biggest cinematic surprises of 2016 and a post-credits sequence confirmed that a sequel featuring Cable was already in the works. After intense casting speculation, Josh Brolin was cast in the role and Zazie Beetz joined the team as Domino, with most faces from the original movie including Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Morena Baccarin's Vanessa also returning for the second installment. Unfortunately, original director Tim Miller left the project due to creative differences and was replaced by David Leitch.
Ahead of Deadpool 2's release later this month, 20th Century Fox's marketing campaign is in full swing and a collection of promotional trailers have put Wade Wilson's edgy, fourth-wall breaking humor front and center, taking snipes at the DCEU's dark tone, Henry Cavill's facial hair and Brolin's dual superhero duty as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. The footage released thus far has also confirmed the introduction of the X-Force with Deadpool leading a new super-team that includes Bedlam, Shatterstar and crucially, Peter.
Popular Mechanics released a brand new Deadpool 2 poster that includes the tagline "From The Studio That Killed Wolverine" in reference to Fox's 2017 Wolverine solo movie, Logan, which saw the death of Hugh Jackman's incarnation of the character. In a knowing wink of self-aware humor, the poster also features a pedalo-riding Deadpool cruising past a kitchen sink.
The poster's Wolverine line is, of course, a reference to Logan, Fox's swansong for Jackman during which the mutant tragically met his end in a moment that had grown men crying into their popcorn. Although Deadpool 2's marketing has poked fun at both Marvel and DC, it's pleasing to see that Fox are also willing to turn the joke around on themselves too.
As is now expected of Deadpool 2's marketing tactics, the poster is a hilarious, reference filled piece of promotional material but the hand drawn style elevates the image from being a simple gag to a genuinely interesting and attractive film poster. Aside from the jokey references, it's also worth noting that the poster includes a parachute with what appears to be an invisible person attached. Eagle-eyed fans saw a similar unmanned parachute in a recent trailer, suggesting that the X-Force will include an invisible hero from the Marvel canon such as ForgetMeNot. Conspicuous by his absence is the scandal-hit TJ Miller who, despite appearing in trailers, is the only major character not featured here - unless you count Dopinder.
Source: Popular Mechanics
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