When it was confirmed that Logan would break from superhero convention and not feature a post-credits scene (thankfully plenty of easter eggs), director James Mangold teased that the film would still arrive in cinemas with something a little extra for fans. This was revealed on Friday to be a teaser trailer for the upcoming Deadpool 2, which plays before the film in US theaters.
The scene features Wade Wilson walking down a grimy street where he witnesses a mugging. He runs to a phone booth Superman-style to change into his costume, but takes too long, leading to the victim being killed and the mugger getting away. Casually brushing off his mistake, Deadpool chills with the body and enjoys some ice cream. Thus far it's been a cinema exclusive, but for people who want to relive the scene - or those who don't live in America - the scene has now been made available online with a few added goodies.
Ryan Reynolds has officially released the teaser, entitled "No Good Deed", on YouTube. You can check it out in its full, HD glory above.
Those who've seen the teaser in theaters will recognize a few differences between the version they saw and the one released online. The Logan tease ran around three minutes long, whereas this one features about forty seconds of new jokes. This includes a longer changing sequence in the phone booth, during which Wade makes a call then double checks he has everything after his change, and an appearance from Marvel maestro Stan Lee, who remarks "nice suit" before being told to "zip it". The music Deadpool runs into action to has also changed (although the classic Superman theme still plays during his change). Of course, all the other original gags and easter eggs are there, including the bizarre scrolling text recapping Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.
Releasing the trailer was a smart move by Fox. Various pirated copies had already found their way online, and with the tease only playing domestically it was the fair way to treat international fans. It's particularly nice that they've included several moments that weren't in the "theatrical cut", giving people a reason to rewatch. Quite why these beats - especially the Stan Lee cameo, which makes up for his absence in Logan itself - weren't included initially is unclear.
The tease was made by Deadpool 2's director David Leitch (who previously worked on John Wick) and features some interesting links to both Logan and the direction the sequel may take. But, as you'll see watching it, what it ultimately is is a good slice of Deadpool fun.
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- Logan (2017) release date: Mar 03, 2017
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018