The trailer for ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ recently premiered during Super Bowl LVIII, with Ryan Reynolds anointing himself as the ‘Marvel Jesus.’
Confirming the film’s R-rating, the trailer featured the usual playfulness from Deadpool and revealed that Aaron Stanford was returning as Pyro, Macfadyen was portraying TVA agent Paradox, and Randal Reeder and Lewis Tan were reprising their roles.
In one scene, Paradox is seen telling Wade Wilson this was his chance to be a hero among heroes. As a response, Wilson says:
“I smell what you’re stepping in, sensei. Your little cinematic universe is about to change forever. I’m the Messiah. I am Marvel Jesus.”
Scheduled for release on July 26, 2024, the film reunites Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in their roles as Deadpool and Wolverine. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film introduces Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for the first time, following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. This allows Deadpool to join Marvel characters and interact with the MCU.
You can watch the trailer below.
Reynolds Has Another Nickname For Himself As Well
Reynolds, who also contributed to the script alongside Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Zeb Wells, and Levy, shared his excitement for the trailer on social media. Posting the trailer on his Instagram, the actor wrote:
“Welcome to the mercury in retrograde of Marvel Phases.”
In the next post, Reynolds shared the movie poster, and hinted at another surprise for the fans:
“Wait till you see the Deadpool popcorn bucket.”
‘Deadpool 3’ also introduces new characters, with a cast that includes Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapičić, and Jennifer Garner, expected to reprise her role as Elektra. Emma Corrin, Matthew Macfadyen, Rob Delaney, Randal Reeder, Lewis Tan, and Aaron Stanford.
Matthew Vaughn Believes Reynolds and Jackman Will Save MCU
‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ faced several delays, primarily due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in 2023, but wrapped up filming in January 2024. However, when the release date comes, it’s expected to be a significant release for the MCU, which faced criticism over the reception of its Phase Four and Five projects.
The ‘X-Men: First Class’ director, Matthew Vaughn, expressed confidence that ‘Deadpool 3’ would save the franchise with the return of Reynolds and Jackman as a major draw for fans.
As the 34th film in the Marvel Universe, the film not only continues the narrative of its characters but also sets a new precedent as the first MCU film to retain an R-rating, preserving the edgy and adult-oriented humor that fans expect from the Deadpool series.