‘Deadpool 2’: How the Sequel Already Has Us Laughing

We’re still seven months away from away from Deadpool 2’s theatrical release, so few plot details are known. But on the flip side, the marketing department is in full force.

Despite being desperate for an official trailer, for now, we’ll have to settle for some hilarious promotional materials. In signature Deadpool fashion, here are the goofy (and slightly inappropriate) things we’ve learned about the highly anticipated sequel as of late.

A new teaser clip

Just before Thanksgiving, Deadpool himself shared a new poster with his fans. Ryan Reynolds tweeted and Instagrammed an image of a Norman Rockwell-style Thanksgiving featuring the cast of the upcoming film.

A few days later, we got a new teaser that shows how the painting came to be — well, sort of. In a spot-on Bob Ross parody littered with puns, Deadpool created the poster in question and gave us exactly 10 seconds of actual Deadpool 2 footage. Hey, it’s better than nothing!

Good Housekeeping cover

The self-aware superhero isn’t exactly one for subtlety, but he does seem to have a bit of a domestic side. Still, most will be shocked to see him on a special cover of the December issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

The “Supper Hero” is also seen holding a turkey in this image, as well as oven mitts and a Christmas-themed apron. Tongue-in-cheek headlines like “Turkey Tips: Giving Your Family the Bird” and “Come for the gifts, stay for the package” adorn the cover.

How he got the gig

Can you smell what The Merc is cooking?? #deadpool #marvel #twentiethcenturyfox #deadhousekeeping

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So why is Deadpool on the cover of a lifestyle magazine most closely associated with suburban housewives? Editor-in-Chief Jane Francisco explains:

Deadpool’s persistence to be in Good Housekeeping was impressive — initially, we had no idea who he was, let alone that he was a fan of the magazine. But after repeated attempts to ignore his… passion… we came to a compromise. He could appear in one issue if he promised to stop leaving care packages at our editors’ homes and agreed to maintain a 50-foot distance from the Good Housekeeping offices and our staff.

Holiday letter

Though this may all seem like a big joke, there is actual Deadpool content in the issue. In addition to a copy of the Thanksgiving poster, a few words directly from the Merc’s mouth were printed.

In his letter to the readers, Deadpool freely admitted his love of holidays — which fans of the first movie (and the infamous “Calendar Girl” scene) know all too well.

He sent this message home with the following paragraph: “In case you weren’t aware, I %$#*ing LOVE the holidays, and not in the “like a friend” way either…. I love the holidays the same way I love stuffing a turkey…using the two most important ingredients of all: heavy eye contact and lust.”

Recipes and more

Deadpool authored even more content if you can believe it. Two additional editorials include a list of holiday recipes and instructions for carving the perfect turkey.

As with everything Deadpool, a combination of sardonic adult humor and actual information are apparent here. The Merc shared his recipe for D’s Spiced Nuts with Creamy Clam Skinny Dip and detailed the six steps to slice your poultry using a katana.

Cable meets his creator

CABLE!! Say what?? I’m going to actually meet him in the flesh and blood(and steel coils)?? And, oh, by the way, he’s one of your favorite and one of the most talented actors of all space and time! Yeah, I dare you to try and meet one of your own creations and not get umpteen butterflies in your stomach. I don’t remember anything that was said here besides me thinking “I’m meeting CABLE!! HOW AWESOME IS THIS?!?!” Mr. Josh Brolin could not be more perfect in this role. He is amazing and outstanding and you will no doubt be as giddy as I was when watching him portray Cable. His commitment to becoming Cable goes beyond his physical transformation, he found the voice that fans will go crazy about! Ryan as Deadpool and Josh as Cable. Look out World this is going to be nuts! #cable #xforce #deadpool #robliefeld #marvel #20thcenturyfox

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The eponymous hero may be the major focus of the latest promotional materials, but he’s not the only one getting some social media attention. Josh Brolin, who plays Cable, met his literal maker the other day.

In an Instagram post, Rob Liefeld, creator of the comic book character, came to set and met Brolin. And Liefeld couldn’t be happier with the casting. He wrote that Brolin’s “commitment to becoming Cable goes beyond his physical transformation, he found the voice that fans will go crazy about!”

What’s coming next?

While still images and jokes are all well and good, what every fan really wants are more clips. Aside from the very brief brand-new teaser, we haven’t seen any new footage lately, and chances are, we won’t be seeing an official trailer until 2018.

But the cast has worked hard to keep us entertained in the meantime, especially Reynolds. When principal photography wrapped last month, he shared a series of images from the set with cast and crew members alike.

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