While a new trailer has just dropped for Deadpool 2, it looks like the superhero hero sequel has been hiding a role for Terry Crews from us all.
Hoping to cash in on the success of the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, David Leitch is taking over from Tim Miller to bring us another foul-mouthed message from the Merc with a Mouth. The first teaser for Deadpool 2 promised that it would be bigger, bolder, and bloodier, but the latest trailer has officially blown us out of the water. We already knew there was an impressive cast of returning favorites like Ryan Reynolds and Leslie Uggams, while new blood comes in the form of Zazie Beetz as Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable. However, how did Fox get away with hiding Terry Crews from us?
The second trailer shifts onto Brolin as the time-traveling Cable, but there is also a major talking point thanks to the arrival of Crews. If you look toward the end of the trailer, there is a scene of Deadpool, Domino, and a few others walking to the back of an aircraft. While there are several mystery characters to grab our attention, the hulking form of Terry Crews stands out more than most.
Known for his comic roles in the likes of White Chicks and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Crews should be the perfect addition to fit with Deadpool's tongue-in-cheek aesthetic. However, with the muscular actor also known for parts in high-adrenaline movies including Terminator Salvation and the Expendables series, he should also match the movie's promise of action alongside violence.
So, who could Crews be playing? Looking back over the history of Cable and Deadpool, it looks like the 49-year-old will either be playing GW Bridge or Hammer. Interestingly, both were part of Cable's original Six Pack mercenary team, which also featured Domino as a major role. Given that Beetz's telekinetic marksman plays a prominent role in the next movie, it looks like Leitch is assembling the iconic group for Deadpool 2.
Considering that Crews has gone from former NFL star to a big name in Hollywood, he is exactly the kind of cult actor sure to lure in more to Deadpool 2. The plot of the movie still remains shrouded in mystery, but the inclusion of Cable could give fans some neat time travel opportunities while setting up the future of the franchise. The future of Deadpool may be up in the air thanks to the Fox/Disney buyout, but don't expect Deadpool 2 to be the last we see of Deadpool, Cable, or possibly even Crews' character.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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