Deadpool, Meet Cable Trailer…Sort of
The Deadpool franchise continues to have the best marketing of any Fox comic book movie and maybe best of any comic book movie. It helps that Ryan Reynolds seems to be 100% bought into the character and the franchise. Here we get our first good look at Josh Brolin's Cable in action. Brolin is going to have a really successful May, coming off of playing the mad Titan Thanos in Infinity War and then Cable in Deadpool 2. He looks fantastic in both.
One thing I'm interested in seeing is how this sequel is received by critics. While the first movie definitely deserved the praise and reviews it got, it also felt like a lot of critics thought that Deadpool was an "anti-comic book movie" when the reality was, it was the most comic book movie Fox has ever done. Yes, the film pokes fun at tropes in comic book movies, but that's what the character of Deadpool does in the comics as well. And yes, this movie will make fun of other comic book movies (I nearly choked on the line of "It's a metal arm, it's not like we're trying to remove a mustache"). But that's again, in character. Looking from everything released so far this movie is going to double down on all that so it makes me wonder if some critics will realize they've been duped into loving and praising a super comic-accurate comic book movie. We'll see.