Wednesday, 8 March 2017

New Deadpool short arrives online

If you have recently seen Logan, then you will have no doubt watched the Deadpool scene that played before Wolverine's latest film started. Now Wade Wilson himself, Ryan Reynolds, has put the short film officially online.

The footage – which the filmmakers have been quick to stress is not from the Deadpool (2016) sequel now in development, though includes more than a few nods to potential elements, including Nathan Summers' (Cable) name scrawled on the phone booth – finds our less than responsible hero attempting a Superman-style quick change to help the victim of a street mugging. Suffice to say, he takes a little longer than Clark Kent usually does and things do not turn out well for the poor civilian. Still, at least Wade gets ice cream out of it.

With Reynolds suiting up once more, Deadpool 2 once again has Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese on script duty, with David Leitch (John Wick) taking over the director's chair from Tim Miller. There is no release date set in stone (reassuring in a world where studios start scheduling sequels before the original has had a chance to open), but hopefully it won't be too long before we get more from the Merc With A Mouth. For now, enjoy the ability to freeze frame that text crawl at the end, look for all the potential clues dropped in and see a fun cameo from Marvel's usual one-line star.

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