Deadpool needs help dialling 911, folks, almost as much as needs someone to help him into that suit of his. Actor Ryan Reynolds unveiled the first teaser of upcoming film Deadpool 2 on Saturday – which is good news for those of you who haven’t managed to get yourselves to theatres to watch superhero film Logan, with which the Deadpool 2 preview has been released – and the four-minute glimpse has gone insanely viral. Ryan, 40, tweeted the YouTube link to the teaser, captioned: “Anyone know the number to 911? No Good Deed.” The teaser, which is actually a short film, was watched over 6.5 million times in the first 12 hours on YouTube and now, two days later, has over 12 million views and counting. The preview shows Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool struggling into his costume in a handy phone booth (the presence of which he remarks on later) as a man is being a robbed at gunpoint. Then, a gun shot. “Probably should have called 911 from the phone booth,” muses Deadpool, “Probably should have used my cell phone.” If you just found out that the teaser of Deadpool 2 released with – actually ahead of (it preceded the film’s opening titles) – Logan, the whole Aussie accent at the end will now make sense: Ryan does a pretty fair imitation of Hugh Jackman, who is playing Wolverine for the last time in Logan. X-Men creator Stan Lee also makes a cameo appearance.
Deadpool 2 will be directed by David Leitch, after Tim Miller, who directed the original film, left over ‘creative differences.’ Morena Baccarin and TJ Miller are expected to return as the characters Vanessa Carlyle and Weasel, as are the characters of Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus. Rumour suggests Stranger Things star David Harbour will play the part-human part-machine Cable. Filming is expected to begin soon and Deadpool 2 is scheduled for next year.
Ryan Reynolds was last seen in 2016 movie Criminal. The Green Lantern actor will next be seen in a science fiction thriller titled Life, co-starring Rebecca Ferguson. His other upcoming projects are The Croods 2 and The Hitman’s Bodyguard.