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The ‘Deadpool 2’ teaser trailer offers only a few brief glimpses of scenes from the movie.  The bulk of it is Ryan Reynolds decked out as Deadpool decked out as painter Bob Ross, offering some painting tips laced with double entendres and racy puns.  But… that’s ‘Deadpool’, right?  Nothing normal or by-the-books.  The first bit of promotion for the film came in the form of a feature in ‘Good Housekeeping’ of all outlets and the first poster was an homage to Norman Rockwell, showing the Merc With A Mouth serving his friends Thanksgiving dinner.

So the Bob Ross-tribute video is the norm for a character that is completely abnormal.  And it’s still a lot of fun, even though it was short on film footage, which fans are anxiously awaiting.  Then again, the movie is still half a year away, so there’s plenty of time for 20th Century Fox to dole out the over-the-top action and absurdity.

One person who is still a fan-at-heart is Rob Liefeld, the comic book writer/artist who created Deadpool as well as his upcoming costars Cable and Domino.  While he does have an inside track that most of us don’t, he was still treated to the teaser at the same time as the rest of the world and here is his reaction:

“Proving once again that Ryan Reynolds is the living embodiment of all things Deadpool, the fans should study every frame of this magnificent work for its pure unadulterated genius.  As always, I’m in awe. Aren’t we all?

“Oh yeah, and the movie looks good too!”

Don’t let his last comment fool you into thinking he didn’t care for the actual trailer.  He took to Instagram to share a piece of artwork he crafted in tribute to it:

Liefeld made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-him cameo in the first ‘Deadpool’ but there’s been no word on whether he might pop up in the sequel.

David Leitch directed Untitled Deadpool Sequel, with a script by Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, and Drew Goddard.  Of course, Reynolds returns as Deadpool/Wade Wilson, along with Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrandt as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Karan Soni as Dopinder, plus Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus.  New additions include Josh Brolin as CableZazie Beetz as Dominoand Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy.

The film arrives on June 1, 2018.