The latest promo for Deadpool 2 is one of the strangest yet, as it features Wade Wilson sit down with David Beckham and apologise for bad Ryan Reynolds films.
As with the first film, the marketing for Deadpool 2 has been on another level, as along with the typical trailers, posters and TV spots, we’ve also seen a number of other (somewhat abstract) promotions. One of the biggest came last week when Deadpool made a music video with Celine Dion, proving that Reynolds’ super-inventive super-franchise can make anyone funny.
While Deadpool has skyrocketed Ryan Reynolds to a new level of success, the actor still has a lot of misses under his belt, and in the newest promotional video, Reynolds takes some shots at his chequered movie past, alongside British athlete David Beckham.
The video is mostly about Wade apologising to Beckham for mocking his voice in the first film, but Beckham gets a few shots in at Reynolds to balance it out.
Among the films on Beckham’s list are Green Lantern (which Reynolds himself has gotten a lot of material out of mocking), Self/less, Blade Trinity and R.I.P.D. all of which Wade agrees with, but when the footballer mentions Boltneck, a low-budget critically-panned 2000 horror which Reynolds featured in, it’s the last straw.
Every actor has some less-than successful films in their back-catalogue, but the best actors are those who can make light of these mistakes, and Reynolds is in the unique position to use the meta nature of Deadpool to his advantage. And all these teases are just making us more excited to see Wade Wilson on screen once more.
Deadpool 2 hits theatres on May 15th in the UK, and May 18th in the US.