Please be aware this article contains significant amounts of profanity from Deadpool- you have been warned!
The foul mouthed, meta wall breaking mutant Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is back and up against the son of Cyclops, Cable (Josh Brolin). And to accompany the trailer, we are here to break it down frame by frame. Enjoy!
We begin with Cable himself- aka Nathan Christopher Charles Summers- who is a long running X- Men villain and associate of Deadpool. Cable is from a possible future timeline, having been transported as an infant to the future, where he grew into a warrior, before returning to the present day.
Visible is his techno-organic eye that has the capacity to see through the infra-red spectrum of the light spectrum and see further than normal.
We then see Cable again standing in some form of dilapidated and derelict city-scape. With lights hovering around him, one could guess this is the same searchlights 2014's X-Men 'Days of Future Past' coming from Sentinel Drones.
Notice the people in the background, wearing yellow jumpsuits and collars with red lights attached, you'll see these again later in the trailer and those collars are more interesting than first thought.
Although this may seem like a rather hilarious attempt at making Cable even more bizarre, this teddy bear actually has some rather dark roots. The silver painted and eyeless bear has significant links to the 'Messiah War' story-line featuring Cable in which he goes back in time and attempts to save a girl called Hope Summers. Cable went to save Hope after the events of the "House of M" and "Decimation" story-line.
In the teaser released alongside 2017's Logan, we see Deadpool running into the phone-booth with "HOPE!" written on the top right of the inside window- perhaps Hope Summers has a bigger part to play in this film after all.
Another quick shot here and we see Cable's gun in fact goes up to 11, a direct reference to the 1987 comedy musical 'This is Spinal Tap' about a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates.
We then see Cable fall into a pool of water, mirroring a scene from yesterday's Venom trailer. This could be a very clever prediction by Deadpool showing how generic some people are claiming Venom to be.
We then lead up to one of the funniest scenes in the trailer, Josh Brolin's Cable walks out with a non-glowing eye and a green-screen metal arm. Much to the amusement and disbelief of Deadpool himself. Thus leading to a hilarious scene of his re-enactment of a battle between the former and Cable.
And as it is Deadpool, we have our first of many 4th wall breaking voiceovers- in this case we reference DC's Justice League drama of Henry Cavill's CGI moustache removal. Good one Marvel, good one! He then goes on to quote Thanos himself (also portrayed by Josh Brolin) as he says "Fuck it, I'll do it myself" to (more expletively) quote Thanos from Avengers: Age of Ultron post-credit scene.
"Reach for the sky!"- Deadpool here quoting one of many references to the Toy Story franchise- with him dressed up in Woody's costume- no doubt a joke will be made as regards his innuendo of a name, also- he also comments on the height of Cable. This is an in-joke made to the pair of actors as Brolin's character of Cable should loom over Deadpool (as seen in the comics) however in reality, Brolin is much smaller than Reynolds, making for some hilarious banter between the two.
Now, this toy re-enactment is filled with easter eggs and references. Lets begin with the actual room, to the top we see a huge 'D'- pun not intended- to symbolise Deadpool. Then we have to the right of the scene we see Wade Wilson's interpretation of the Bob Ross painting from the teaser released a few months ago. Then looking into the toy set, the entire thing is in direct reference to Pixar's Toy Story scenes. Looking closer we can see the little green army men and a figure holding a movie camera- symbolising the meta nature of the film. Below we also have a 'Mr Potato Head' shaped version of Julian Dennison's character.
"Regenerative powers! Activate!" shouts Deadpool as he gets thrown to the floor giving us a more visible look at the figure of Dennison's character who we see later in the trailer.
Another "Infinity War" reference to Thanos here as Deadpool says "I've got the stone's here to help you"- but in this context the infinity stones mean something much more phallic.
And finally, one more reference to Toy Story with both of Deadpool's shoes reading 'Wade' much like how Andy marked his toys in the films.
Here we have the 'Department of Mutant Control', a connection to the 'Mutant Response Division' from the 'X-Factor' comic book line. The DMC feature heavily in this trailer so keep a lookout. The MRD were formed by the UN on Bolivar Trask after a series of mass murders by mutants across the country.
We then see Deadpool who seems to have got a bit sticky- in duct tape- and is about to smash this (poor) man in the face with a brick. Yep, that's Deadpool.
We than have Domino (Zazie Beetz) who was one of many children born to the U.S. government’s Project: Armageddon, designed to genetically engineer the perfect weapon using a precognitive mutant named Beatrice. In the comics Domino has been predominantly white skinned with a black diamond around her left eye, however in this film Beetz will be portraying the character with a white diamond around her eye.
According to Marvel Comics: Domino is a mutant with the ability to subliminally and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favour by making improbable (but not impossible) things to occur within her line of sight, thus causing her to have "good luck" and her opponents to have "bad luck." This phenomenon can be anything from an enemy's equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor.
Notice the posters on the wall to the right of Domino, that read 'Purity, Humanity, Infinity'- this could be a link to the same cult we see in Trailer #1 with Julian Dennison.
Finally we see Brianna Hildebrand portraying Negasonic Teenage Warhead who first appeared in the original Deadpool movie. While most X-Men enjoy using their special abilities to protect the world, NTW couldn't have been any more apathetic about being a superhero in Deadpool and it seems that will be the case again here.
Is this the X-Force we spot? It seems so! With Deadpool and Domino beside them, we see Terry Crews (right f.g.) portraying what seems to be G.W. Bridge (He is a former mercenary and high-ranking agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Then we have someone on the left (b.g.) who looks like Chamber from Generation-X comics who was a British mutant that possessed the ability to cast energy blasts from his chest. He had limited control of his power and destroyed much of his chest and lower face when his powers emerged. And on the right background we have what looks to be Shatterstar a genetically engineered humanoid from the Mojoverse who first appeared in New Mutants vol.1 #99, after which he became a member of the superhero team X-Force.
We then see Julianne Dennison's character who has one of the same collars around his neck like the one's we saw at the beginning of the trailer with Cable. These collars are designed to suppress mutations and prevent any destruction- but they can't stop profanity it seems.
It's Dopinder from Deadpool 1! Our favourite taxi driver is back to give Wade Wilson a lift to kick some Cable ass, which we see in the next clip:
It seems Brolin would rather get back to being Thanos sitting in his big floating throne...
We then see Wade in what looks like to be the same yellow uniforms as the prisoners from earlier on, could he be trying to infiltrate the facility and get to Cable? It seems likely.
Penultimately, we see closeups of 2 of Deadpool's closest allies: Wade's fiance Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and Weasel (T.J. Miller). Vanessa in fact later becomes Copyca who first appeared in X-Force #19 where the character was retconned to the first appearance of Domino in The New Mutants #98 and was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld.
The trailer finishes with Wade along with Blind Al. Wade seems to be wearing the same shirt as Chunk from the Goonies- truffle shuffle anyone?
And we finish with a great line from both Cable and Wade respectively:
"You're time's up you dumb fucks"
"Now, that's just lazy writing"
Wade, you couldn't have put it better yourself!
And that is our full breakdown of the first trailer for the currently Untitled Deadpool 2, we hope you enjoyed and please join us tomorrow for our review of the Jessica Jones Season 2 trailer and on Sunday for our roundup of this weeks news (not including things we've already covered!).
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