Fox has released a brand new ‘Deadpool 2’ clip featuring Wade Wilson making fun of DC’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The cast of the film has been on a multi-city global press tour for quite some time now, and while the follow-up movie doesn’t have the same luxury of time with regard to promotional activities compared to its predecessor – given that it will be released between two huge films: ‘Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War’ and Lucasfilm’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ – Reynolds, and his team are doing a great job making sure that their latest project generates buzz that would entice people to see it opening weekend.
One of the best things about ‘Deadpool’ is his hyper self-awareness that gives him the ability to reference and mock other comic book properties, be they from Marvel or DC. The previously released trailers have seen him take a shot at Josh Brolin’s MCU character Thanos, which seemed to not bother Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, even saying that he thinks the jabs are great. But this time, Deadpool diverts his attention over to Warner Bros.’ own superhero franchise, specifically Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ from 2016.
In the clip, Deadpool is late coming home and as he rambles to explain what took him so long, he explained that he fought a “caped badass, but then I discovered his mom is named Martha too.” This is an obvious jab at the infamous scene in ‘Dawn of Justice’ where Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne seemingly decided to become allies with Superman upon realizing that their mothers have the same name.
Early reactions for ‘Deadpool 2’ have been positive thus far, squashing concerns from fans after reports from several weeks ago that it was testing poorly. At the very least, it seems like the creative people behind the movie once again cleverly used its R-rating to their advantage. Furthermore, people can also clearly expect more fourth-wall breaking from the foul-mouthed mutant, to the delight of fans.
‘Deadpool 2’ opens May 18! Check out the new clip below!