Deadpool’s comic book creator Rob Liefeld has shared some of his thoughts, and some artwork, following the hilarious Deadpool 2 teaser trailer reveal. The Deadpool 2 teaser trailer arrived online earlier today, showing Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson parodying Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting with some very NSFW narration coupled with nonsensical artwork creation. Spliced in towards the end was some action-packed footage from the film itself, packaged as a technical error that interrupted Deadpool’s instructional art video.
This is the latest piece of wacky marketing from Fox's Deadpool 2 promotional campaign, which is proving to be every bit as a strange as the promo run for the first Deadpool movie. Fans have already seen a Deadpool 2 poster displaying a heart-warming Thanksgiving scene, and a first-look image at Zazie Beetz’s Domino, where the luck-altering mutant is crushing Wade by lying on top of him on a rug. God only knows what Fox will throw at Deadpool fans next.
Liefeld is clearly on board with this zany approach to marketing, which ties in wonderfully with his character’s maniacal mental state and wise-cracking antics. Liefeld took to Instagram to share his artwork tribute to the teaser trailer:
Liefeld also spoke to ComicBook.com about the trailer, offering nothing but praise for the imaginative video promo and Reynolds' art skills:
"Proving once again that Ryan Reynolds is the living embodiment of all things Deadpool, the fans should study every frame of this magnificent work for its pure unadulterated genius. As always, I’m in awe. Aren’t we all? Oh yeah, and the movie looks good too!"
It shouldn’t come as much surprise that Liefeld is paying tribute to Deadpool 2’s latest piece of marketing. After all, Liefeld has long been a staunch supporter of Ryan Reynolds’ interpretation of his comic book creation. Most recently, Liefeld threw down a gauntlet, predicting that Deadpool 2 will crush Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office next spring. Liefeld has also made it clear that he is impressed by Josh Brolin’s version of Cable, who represents another live-action adaptation of one of his comic book creations.
Liefeld clearly has great confidence in Fox’s approach to adapting his X-Men characters. However, he seems to be worried that the potential Disney takeover of 20th Century Fox could make things worse. Liefeld wrote an open letter to Fox, urging them not to sell the company and jeopardize their slate of mutant-stuff movies. It’ll be interesting to see, in the midst of these rumors of a Disney/Fox buyout, whether Deadpool does thrash Star Wars just a Liefeld predicted.
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- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018