New Trailer Breakdown: Deadpool 2

Rejoice, rejoice, all you geek enthusiasts and pop culture aficionados! We have been given the teaser for Deadpool 2, entitled “No Good Deed”. It gives us a little taste of what we fell in love with in the first movie. The comedic character antics, Easter eggs dropped throughout, and even Ryan Reynolds butt. The 3:41 trailer gives us the same glee that we got when the first test reel that was “accidentally” leaked hit the internet. If you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it before proceeding.

Spoilers Ahead




The trailer opens with Wade taking a stroll in a particularly seedy part of town. His listening appreciation of St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) is interrupted by the sound of an elderly gentleman being robbed at gunpoint. Of course, Wade is now a super hero and can’t let this happen.

Jumping into action Wade runs to a phone booth to change into his Deadpool attire. Here we get a couple of nice little Easter Eggs:

Deadpool teaser screen shot

We can clearly see that Logan is playing at the movie theater just outside.

Written on the phone booth ” Nathan Summers Cumming Soon” alluding to Cable. This hopefully means we will be get a casting announcement for who will be playing him in the near future.

We also get a quick glimpse at the word “Hope” inside the phone booth. Some have speculated that this alludes to potential of having the character Hope Summers , The Mutant Messiah, show up in the film.

Wade struggles to get his uniform on with comedic effect. His swords are already attached to the suit, bare butt pressed against the glass, Superman theme playing during his struggles to change.

He dials the phone to try and speak to someone named “Laird.” This has been speculated as a name drop about the Teenage Mutant Turtles co-creator Peter Laird.

During his final struggles of getting dressed the aforementioned commotion of the robbery takes a head as a gunshot goes off  causing Deadpool to pause for a second.

Upon jumping out of the photo booth we get a cameo of Stan “The Man” Lee exclaiming “Wow Nice Suit.” Deadpool tells him to “Zip It Stan Lee” and you see “Call Your Mom” written into the dust on the phone booth just behind him.

Deadpool then runs into action to save the day, accompanied by the high powered anthem of the chorus from “St. Elmo’s Fire.” In the background we once again see the word hope in graffiti.


We also get a glimpse of multiple posters for the Television show “Firefly.” There have been many ideas made about the posters. Such as, maybe Nathon Fillion will be playing Cable or that Fox, who had original canned the making of Deadpool to only learn from their mistake and make the movie after all. Almost in the same vein as what they did to Firefly coming back and making Serenity to try and rectify the mistake. Most likely this Easter egg is just pointing to the fact that Deadpool star Morena Baccarin was also in Firefly as well.

Deadpool arrives to the scene of the crime late as the man is lying dead on the floor with a gunshot to the waist. Deadpool gives commentary to the event on what he should have done, rather then what he tried to do. We see graffiti behind him on the wall that says “Oggy was here.” This one has been harder to figure out. Speculation has been it refers to Oggmunder Dragglevadd Vinnsuvius XVII also known as Oggy, a character from the Thor comics. Though I don’t understand why this reference would be there leading me to believe it’s in regards to something else.

Deadpool proceeds to lie down on the corpse and go off on his own little tangent. Fading out and seeing the words “Alley Cats” written on the bottom of a trash can, no idea what this could be in reference to. Wade proceeds to ask the important question of ” What the fuck is a phone booth doing on the street corner? Didn’t those disappear in ’98?” As well as diatribe about what Wolverine could have done had he been there, with an Aussie accent thrown in for comedic effect.

We fade to black and get the words Deadpool…. Coming….. Not Soon Enough. No truer words can be spoken.

Over his Australian accent we get a strolling synopsis of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. Typed up in a way that can only be explained as a book report written by Wade himself.

If there are any Easter eggs you caught that we were unable to find or have an idea as to what some of the ones mentioned might mean please comment below.

Here is the Old Man in the Sea Synopsis for your reading pleasure:

The Old Man and the Sea is the story of a fight between an elderly, accomplished fisherman, Santiago, and a really big fish. Like….. HUGE. The story opens with Santiago suffering eighty-four days without catching a fish because he’s the unluckiest son-of-a-bitch on planet earth. Honestly, if you were in a boat for eighty-four days, it’d be hard to NOT catch a fish…even by accident. Santiago was so unlucky that his apprentice, Manolin, was forbidden by his Ma and Pa to fish with him. But as the Fresh Prince used to say, ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’. So the boy visits Santiago’s shack anyway. Ignoring the inherent risks of unsupervised playtime with an elderly man who talks to himself. Manolin helps out, moving Santiago’s fishing gear, making food and talking about baseball. Especially Joe DiMaggio; who used to bump fuzzies with Marilyn Monroe. The next day, Santiago tells Manolin that he’s going way out in the Gulf Stream . WAY OUT north of Cuba. Lady luck is returning! On the eighty-fifth day of his crappy luck, Santiago drops his lines, and by noon, gets a bite from what feels like a big-ass fish. He’s sure it’s a winner. He fights and fights and fights but can’t pull the monster in. Santiago’s leaky old boat is pulled by the fish for two days and nights as he holds on for dear life. Even though he’s bloody and beat, Santiago begins to appreciate this might adversary. He starts calling him “brother” or maybe even, “bro.” It’s sort of a love story if you really think about it. And like most romantic comedies, the reader pictures a delightful outfit changing montage, followed by the inevitable interspecies wedding. But on the third day, Santiago is freakin’ EXHAUSTED, and decides he just wants the fish to do what he says and not always swim wherever it wants. So he stabs it. With a fucking harpoon. It’s a mess. Super gross. Blood everywhere. Because, like many men his age, Santiago has difficulty expressing his emotions and fears with words – instead giving in to base desires – and imposing his gigantically terrible positions on any given subject through unblinking violence. Typical. Anyway, he straps the marlin to the side of his skiff  and hits the road home, ready to act like  a total show off to everyone and probably gouge people on the price. But guess what? Pretty soon sharks begin to attack the bleeding marlin’s carcass, because as we all know, life is a tragic opera and just when you think you’ve finally found something good and true, sharks come along and rip it all to fucking shreds while dry-humping your dignity with their crazy-weird shark dicks. Sure, Santiago tries killing a few of them, but drops his harpoon because his hands are just as old as he is. By nighttime, the sharks have pretty much eaten the entire marlin. Only a bleach-white skeleton remains, silently mocking him in the murky darkness. Santiago realizes he’s still unlucky, REALLY unlucky. (Duh!) He calls the sharks “dream killers”. Which isn’t really that fair. I mean, the sharks were just doing their job and the marlin….Jesus, don’t even get me started on the marlin! It was just hanging out one day, minding it’s own business, maybe thinking about ways it could be better provider for it’s family and WHAM! Harpoon in the brain. Who’s the “dream killer” now, fuckface? The hypocrisy is pretty much boundlessat this point. Eventually Santiago makes it ashore. leaving the bones of the marlin and the boat, he hobbles to his shack. He makes it home and crashes, like I said – he’s super tired. The next morning, a group of fishermen gather around Santiago’s boat. one measures the skeleton and, holy shit-shingles! It’s over 18 feet! The head of the fish is given to Pedrico (strange that this is the first mention of him) and the other fishermen ask Manolin to send their glad tidings to the old man. Manolin brings Santiago newspapers and coffee when he wakes and they decide to fish together again. Many years later, there’s a Red Lobster Restaurant in nearly every city in America, offering a casual dining experience and convenient parking.


MEST5150; contributor.

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