Deadpool 2: The First Teaser Takes A Jab At Superman And Thanos

The new Deadpool 2 ‘Meet Cable’ Teaser has increased the hype for the movie among the fans. It was bagged with a lot of Deadpool goodies, fun references, and Easter Eggs. But the biggest parts of the trailer where Deadpool takes a jab at DC Comics yet again, and this time, he did not even leave the MCU out of it.

In the first movie, Wade Wilson mentioned that fact that he does not want his super suit to be green, or animated. This was a funny poke at the DC Comics movie Green Lantern which Ryan Reynolds himself starred in. This jab was intended specifically to Green Lantern’s suit as in that movie, he had to wear a mo-cap suit while shooting and the suit was made through CGI in the movie. He also made funny references to X-Men Origins Wolverine and his earlier appearance as the close-mouthed Deadpool which everyone hated.

This time, Deadpool is back at it again. In the new trailer, we get a shot at Cable making a dramatic entrance and we notice that his arm is green instead of metal. Then comes in Deadpool’s voice breaking the fourth wall, addressing to the fact that the CGI on Cable’s arm has not fully been done yet.  He says, “It’s not like we’re trying to remove a mustache” which was clearly a jab at Henry Cavill’s Superman who had a mustache while he was doing the reshoots for Justice League and they tried to remove it through CG. This jab was to make fun of how quirky Superman looked in the final product of Justice League as the CGI clearly turned Superman into a joke.

Then Deadpool takes not one, but two jabs at the mad titan Thanos, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When Deadpool takes the trailer to a different direction until the CGI on the arm gets fixed, he says, “Oh F*** it, I’ll do it myself” which is a reference to Thanos from the MCU who is also played by Josh Brolin. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos appears in the post-credits scene and delivers the line, “Fine, I’ll do it myself”, while wearing the Infinity Gauntlet.

He rips off Thanos one more time in the trailer when he is doing the voice over dialogues for the action figures of Cable and Sheriff Deadpool. While the fight scene of the action figures, he says,”Zip it Cable, I got the stones to help you.” and then he shoves Cable’s face into his crotch. This was yet another shot at Thanos who in Infinity War, will collect all the Infinity Stones and will use them against The Avengers.

Besides Thanos and Superman, Deadpool also ripped off Toy Story. The Action Figure of Deadpool in this trailer is wearing a Cowboy outfit, which actually belongs to Sherriff Woody from Toy story, and he even says the line, “Reach for the sky”, which is what Sherriff Woody also says in Toy Story. So, this entire toy fight scene is a nod at the Toy Story movie.

Also, Deadpool points to the fact about Cable in this trailer, as during the toy scene, Deadpool says that, “You know, you are a lot taller in the…(comics).” In the movie, Cable is played by Josh Brolin who in real is shorter than Ryan Reynolds, and here the action figure of Cable is also shorter than Deadpool’s action figure, and in the comics, Cable is way taller than Deadpool. So, Deadpool takes pokes at his competition throughout the Deadpool 2 trailer. Hopefully, we will get to see more of this in the movie when it comes out.

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The movie Deadpool 2 will come out on May 18, just 2 weeks after Avengers: Infinity War. It is directed by David Leitch and will star Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa/Copy Cat, T. J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Neena Thurman / Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers /Cable and Jack Kesy possibly as Black Tom Cassidy. Also, Terry Crews is playing a mysterious character in the movie.

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Aditya Goel

Aditya Goel is the CEO and Publisher of QuirkyByte. He has 14 different Specializations varying from Mathematics to Computer Programming and has written for various blogs and worked as a freelance writer, programmer and developer on Elance and Freelancer. Very passionate about Technology, Movies, International TV shows especially White Collar and Cricket as a sport.

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