In anticipation for The Hitman's Bodyguard's upcoming sequel, some fan-made posters replace Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson's characters from the film with Deadpool and Nick Fury. What's more is that each poster also reimagines a number of classic action movie posters from the '80s and '90s.
In The Hitman's Bodyguard, Reynolds plays a private bodyguard named Michael Bryce who is reluctantly assigned to protect a man who has tried to kill him nearly 30 times in the past: an assassin named Darius Kincaid (Jackson). The two proceed to spend 24 hours evading dangers while simultaneously butting heads, making Michael's job even harder than it already is. Now, a sequel to the film is heading towards production, and some fan art has imagined Reynolds and Jackson's characters as two other roles they made famous in the Marvel universe.
The artist known as BossLogic created a poster for The Hitman's Bodyguard after its release in 2017, replacing the lead characters with Deadpool and Nicky Fury in a poster fashioned after the official RoboCop poster. Now, BossLogic has created three other posters for the film, this time adding Deadpool and Fury into posters for Back to the Future, Speed, and the Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy Last Action Hero. Check out the images in BossLogic's tweet below:
In all four posters, aside from replacing each film's stars with Deadpool and Fury, there are also other modifications that tie into the Marvel universe, as well as the Hitman's Bodyguard films. For example, the Back to the Future poster includes Stark Tower in the background, while all of the three newest posters include the chimichanga truck from Deadpool. Naturally, some of them also nod to The Hitman's Bodyguard (the Last Action Hero poster includes a movie ticket for the film, while the Back to the Future poster includes a poster for the film in the background).
As exciting as it might be that Reynolds and Jackson are teaming up yet again in the sequel to the reluctant-buddy action flick, these posters serve as a reminder how disappointing it is that Deadpool and Fury will likely never share the screen. Even though they've proven to work great together - both comedically and as action stars - it's unlikely that Deadpool will ever have a shot at joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even with the Disney/Fox acquisition. There's always a sliver of hope that that might change at some point, but for now at least, these posters are the next best thing.