Sara Massa-Anchor Staff
The ever sarcastic, 4th-wall breaking, mercenary in a bright red suit is back. If you guessed Deadpool, then you’re right! Over the past couple of months, more and more talk about “Deadpool 2” has been spread around the internet with help from the man who made the character come alive: Ryan Reynolds. A teaser trailer came out around April of last year, and in November we got another tiny look into the crazy mind of Deadpool. Another teaser was later released, in which Deadpool dressed up as the late Bob Ross to copy his show “Joy of Painting,” which was called “Getting Wet on Wet with Deadpool 2.”
In the teaser, Deadpool has an array of paintings, oddly named like “Clockwork Orange,” “Soylent Green,” “Betty White,” and “Mennen Black.” The teaser shows him painting on his easel, all the while, making innuendos and talking about how he is “high as a kite.” This is further pushed as the scenes change and his blank canvas turns into a snowy landscape and then a log cabin surrounded by wilderness. Just as he accidentally flings his paintbrush across the room, the canvas shows an odd red, almost blood-looking- paint over the picture of the log cabin.
This makes Deadpool shoot away from the easel and there is a harsh cut with “technical difficulties”, which turns into a montage of scenes from the upcoming film. We get to see mostly chaos, with old characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead flipping someone off and the taxi driver Dopinder, and the shadow of some new characters like Domino; another mercenary who becomes a part of Marvel’s “X-Force” in the comics.
This trailer stands with over 2 million views on YouTube, and had gotten around with the help of Twitter. More recently, Ryan Reynolds has posted a picture on Instagram of him in the Deadpool suit holding Deadpool’s swords. But what catches most fan’s attention are two things; one being that the swords are named, one is Bea while the other is Arthur, which fits with Deadpool’s personality. The second is the text from the post, “May 18. #MaximumEffort” finally giving us a date for the film. With that in mind, I only know that the mayhem will progress from here, especially when we get a look at the official trailer hopefully coming out soon.