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Deadpool 2 Writer Confirms No Super Bowl Ad

Deadpool 2 writer Rhett Reese confirms there will be no Super Bowl ad for the upcoming FOX superhero movie. This quashes recent speculation that we could see new Deadpool 2 footage during the game. The first trailer for Deadpool 2 is still expected to drop ahead of Black Panther. An amusing teaser clip debuted way back in November.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 continues the adventures of the foul-mouthed comic book character introduced in 2016's Deadpool. FOX took a big risk allowing Deadpool to break the R-rating barrier, a rarity for comic book films. But the movie's mixture of adult themes, fourth-wall breaking humor, and outrageous violence - all tied to a solid superhero plot - proved a huge hit with audiences. Josh Brolin jumps aboard the sequel as the fan favorite comic character Cable. Despite sexual assault allegations against the actor, T.J. Miller remains in the film as Deadpool's sidekick Weasel.

Related: Deadpool 2: Every Character We Caught In The Trailer

Fans were hoping for a glimpse of Deadpool 2 during the Super Bowl, but according to writer Rhett Reese that won't happen. Reese made the announcement on Twitter. Read his tweet below:

No Deadpool Superbowl ad. But don't worry.

— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) February 3, 2018

So we won't be getting a new Deadpool 2 spot during the big game, but there's still an impressive slate of movie ads coming Sunday night. Disney is expected to debut a new spot for Black Panther - whose release date is fast approaching - as well as a "mystery film." That mystery film we know is not Solo: A Star Wars Story, whose long-awaited first trailer is expected to debut during Good Morning America on Monday morning. It's likely Disney's second spot is for A Wrinkle in Time or The Incredibles 2.

In addition to Disney, Paramount will get in on the action with two spots, one for Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Fallout and one for the John Krasinski/Emily Blunt horror film A Quiet Place. Universal is expected to promote Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom together with Dwayne Johnson's action movie Skyscraper. Rumors have circulated that Netflix will drop a spot for Cloverfield Station - formerly God Particle - after the streaming giant reportedly entered talks to acquire the film from Paramount. FOX's Red Sparrow will also debut a new clip.

But of course the biggest spot set to debut during the game is for Dundee, the Danny McBride Crocodile Dundee sequel that isn't even a real movie. Movie fans are on the edges of their seats waiting to witness the punchline to the Dundee joke, which has been building over recent weeks via a series of fake trailers. Reportedly, the whole thing is just a stunt to promote Australian tourism. A fake trailer for a fake sequel to a movie from decades ago that's hardly considered a classic? Surely that's almost as good as getting a new Deadpool 2 spot.

More: Watch Every Super Bowl 52 Movie & TV Trailer

Source: Rhett Reese

Key Release Dates
  • Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) release date: Jul 27, 2018
  • A Wrinkle In Time (2018) release date: Mar 09, 2018
  • Incredibles 2 (2018) release date: Jun 15, 2018
  • The Cloverfield Paradox/Cloverfield 3 (2018) release date: Feb 04, 2018
  • Skyscraper (2018) release date: Jul 13, 2018
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018
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