Ryan Reynolds even managed to troll his wife Blake Lively in the 'Deadpool 2' trailer
Today saw the latest trailer for Deadpool 2 drop and audiences around the world have been celebrating the return of the much heralded Marvel character. The vulgar and inappropriate anti-hero, who is played by Ryan Reynolds, has proved to be a major hit universally, with the first instalment of the movie grossing $783 million and going on to become the highest-grossing R rated movie of all time.
Reynolds co-wrote the screenplay across an 11 year period, in which he says that he had "been on the train for 11 years trying to get it made. We did every iteration of that script we could to allow them to make the movie that looked vaguely like the movie we wanted to make."
After years of pitching the movie to Fox, Reynolds decided to take the role of Green Lantern while continuing to beg the production company to green-light a Deadpool movie.
"Right before I took Green Lantern, I wrote a letter to my executive at Fox saying, ‘I’m gonna take this movie Green Lantern if you guys aren’t gonna make Deadpool. 'I'm at the altar, about to say "I do" to somebody else, but tell me you want to spend the rest of your life with me, because I want to spend the rest of my life with you.'
"And they said, 'Unfortunately, we can't green-light that movie, and I don't think it's gonna ever get green-lit.'"
Green Lantern went on to bomb at the box office and then, after footage of Deadpool leaked online, Fox finally took notice and gave Reynolds and his team the smallest budget they possibly could in order to make the movie.
Now, after such a successful debut, Deadpool is back and, according to the longline issued from Fox, it's set to be just as bizarre as ever.
"After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.
"Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor—finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover."
The trailer (of course) features plenty of NSFW language, violence and inappropriate jokes. In the clip Deadpool assembles a large team of allies that are similar to the X-Men, but a lot less noble. "I can't let Cable kill this kid, but I can't do this alone. We're going to form a super duper f—king group. We need 'em tough, morally flexible and young enough to carry their own franchise for 10 to 12 years," he explains to Weasel (T.J. Miller). "We will be known as X-Force."
However, it was one line in particular that had audiences laughing. The trailer ends with a joke involving Reynolds wife, Blake Lively, and one of her first ever films. “Doing the right thing is messy, but if you wanna fight for what’s right, sometimes you have to fight dirty," he says. "That is why Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is pure pornography.”
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 debuts in theatres May 18, 2018.