Following on from today’s final trailer and new TV spot, we now have a look at a rather splendid new poster for 20th Century Fox’s hotly-anticipated superhero sequel Deadpool 2, which sees the character’s co-creator Rob Liefeld teaming with colourist Mike Capprotti for a recreation of the cover to New Mutants #98, which featured the first appearance of both the Merc with a Mouth and Domino.
“The cover to New Mutants #98 has become an iconic image, and it is the comic that introduced Deadpool and Domino to the world,” states Liefeld. “New Mutants #98 has become a key image in the comic book pantheon, so I thought it would be great to pay homage with the movie cast… and I gotta be honest, man – it turned out better than I imagined!”
The poster has been produced in collaboration with Fandango, and is available through the site when pre-ordering tickets. Here’s a look at the original comic book cover for comparison…
Marvel’s motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before. When a super soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero – all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain, and Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider), Eddie Marsan (Atomic Blonde), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 15th 2018 in the UK and May 18th in North America.