Did you see Logan this weekend? The so-called ‘superhero movie for adults’ opened with a whopping $85.3 box office take, making it the second biggest opening ever for an R-rated comic book adaptation. The credit for that success goes entirely to the team behind the film, including director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman, but insiders know this movie would never been made the way it was without the success of another film: Deadpool.
Wade Wilson has changed the way people think about comic book movies, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that a sequel to Deadpool has been in the works for some time. Though production has yet to officially begin, theater goers who caught Logan this week were treated to a brand new sequence involving Wilson. It’s not a trailer in the classic sense, more of an extended original sequence, but it is very much Deadpool nonetheless. Check it out:
Titled No Good Deed the footage above parodies a classic comic sequence fans of Superman will immediately recognize. Whenever Clark Kent finds himself in a situation where Superman is needed, he casually exits the room and changes in a nearby phone booth. It’s a move that has always looked incredibly easy, but as Wade learns in the clip above that is no really the case.
One thing that stands out about this sequence is the music. Once Wade apologizes to the dead man and begins to lay with him the love theme from True Romance begins to play. It’s a deep cut nod to a 90s film that has admittedly earned a cult following, but never really became a mainstream obsession.
The end of the video does not include a release date for Deadpool 2, but it stands to reason that the film will arrive sometime in 2018. And since the marketing is already underway I would not write off the possibility of more shorts/one-shots like this being released as well. Stay tuned.