Deadpool, meet Cable
It’s been two years since Deadpool came out, and the antihero formerly known as Wade Wilson won both fans’ and critics’ hearts with his humor and bubbly personality. The movie was a success, and Ryan Reynolds received countless praises for his performance as Wade Wilson.
The movie follows Wade’s transformation into Deadpool: after he gets diagnosed with cancer, Wade is desperate to find a cure, and when a mysterious man offers him just that, he accepts without batting an eye.
However, nothing goes as planned for Wade. In fact, he finds himself catapulted into a laboratory where the scientists’ last concern is to actually cure his disease; all they care about is to induce extreme stress on Wade to trigger any mutation in his body, which will eventually happen.
Now disfigured but with superhuman abilities, Wade becomes Deadpool: a mercenary with the ability of healing his wounds in a matter of seconds thanks to his accelerated healing factor.
Critics acclaimed this non-family friendly movie, admitting that it was funny and wild, and they loved the result. Personally, Deadpool was the first contact I have ever had with the character, and it left me speechless: I loved the movie from the very beginning, and the characterization was quite spot on. However, one of the things that I really liked about this movie was the fact that Deadpool is completely aware of being a fictional character, which brings him to break the fourth-wall several times during the film, something that definitely not everyone likes, but that I found extremely funny.
So, after the success of the first movie, fans are eager to follow Wade in his next adventure: with Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese as writers and David Leitch as director, Deadpool 2 will come out May 18, 2018.
Furthermore, yesterday Fox released a trailer that introduces us to Cable who is portrayed by Josh Brolin.
Cable, also known as Nathan Summers, is a genetically superior mutant with telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Even though the trailer is pretty generic and does not tell us a lot about Cable’s role in the movie nor anything concrete about the plot, I personally think that it’s a very smart move: as a matter of fact, some trailers tend to say too much about a movie, leaving the public with no hype at all. Instead, with this funny yet interesting trailer, Fox only managed to grow the hype even more.
I don’t know what to expect from this sequel, but I can’t deny that I’m very excited for this film, and I can’t wait for it to come out.