New ‘Deadpool 2’ Art Teases the Second Coming with Cable

The marketing for Deadpool 2 continues to come out of left field, and indeed star/producer Ryan Reynolds has now shared a piece of art for the film that is anything but traditional. We knew things would be different when the very first Deadpool 2 poster was a riff on Norman Rockwell, which itself was debuted in a very special issue of Good Housekeeping. Even the first footage was revealed inside a Bob Ross-esque video featuring Reynolds as Deadpool, and now this new piece of art is a recreation of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”, with Deadpool sitting in for Adam and Josh Brolin’s Cable filling in for God.

It’s a fun piece of art that reminds audiences in the glut of the holiday season that R-rated Deadpool cheer is heading our way next Summer, and it’ll be interesting once we see the movie to look back and see if any of this marketing was actually giving hints about the plot/character motivations, or if they were just fun little things to get folks excited.

David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) steps into the director’s chair this time around as Cable and Zazie Beets’ Domino are introduced to the cast, offering up a fresh new adventure for the foul-mouthed superhero. T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, and Stefan Kapicic all reprise their roles from the first movie. Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.

Check out the Deadpool 2 art below.

Image via 20th Century Fox

 

Here’s the official “synopsis” for Deadpool 2:

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Image via 20th Century Fox

Image via 20th Century Fox

Image via 20th Century Fox

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