Ever since he was teased in the post-credits scene of Deadpool, fans have been anxiously waiting to see the time traveling X-Men turned Deadpool sidekick, Cable. The wait finally ended today with the first Deadpool 2 trailer to feature him.
First, let me say that I love that this trailer doesn’t even identify itself as a red band trailer. Fox is passively stating if you’re not sure what you’re getting yourself into when you press that play button, you deserve to be offended. (Except if you’re a parent of young kids and you don’t know anything about Deadpool. In that case please don’t let them watch this: it’s really bad and will possibly scar them emotionally for life…which also means they nailed it once again).
This trailer is fantastically funny, with the same old Deadpool humor: taking shots at everyone from DC to Disney, to even the writers of his own movie. Some actors feel like they’re made for certain roles, and Ryan Reynolds is without a doubt, made for Deadpool. Josh Brolin, also looks to be a great fit for the rough, and overly serious doomsday soldier as well.
Tim Miller, the director of the first film, left over “creative differences,” so the torch fell to David Leitch for the sequel. It looks like it should be in good hands though, especially the action scenes, as Leitch’s other work includes movies like John Wick and Atomic Blonde.
Who is Cable anyway?
Cable’s real name is Nathan Summers. If that name rings any bells it’s because Cable’s parents are Scott Summers aka Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). Cable is sent to the future as a baby, and after being raised in a possible future where everything has literally gone to shit, travels back to the present to prevent said shit from going down.
These days Cable also spends a lot of time in the comics going on crazy adventures with Deadpool, which usually consists of Deadpool aggravating the piss out of him. Cable is a fan favorite from the comics, and so far it looks like Josh Brolin will do a fantastic job bringing him to life.
We also get some quick shots of Domino, played by Zazie Beetz who in the comics is a member of the X-Force, a group of mutants who are much more militant than the X-Men, and led by Cable. There’s actually an X-Force movie in the works, so we’ll no doubt see some setup for that in this movie.
Ryan Reynolds posted a great new poster for the movie as well, with Deadpool taking his own spin on the 80’s movie Flashdance: