So, you just watched the latest Deadpool 2 trailer for the umpteenth time. You have questions. Not so much, “What’s up with the 27 Dresses nod?” but more like, “Who’s that purple-haired girl with the electricity whip?” or, “Is Deadpool mocking the Wakanda salute or just making an X with his arms?” While we’ll probably have to wait until David Leitch‘s film hits theaters on May 18th to know for sure–and since Ryan Reynolds is an ace at ADR, meaning he can overlay whatever dialogue he wants to thanks to the merc’s mask–we can take a pretty good stab at a lot of the things revealed in the most recent trailer.
Some things are pretty obvious, like the return of cab driver Dopiner (Karan Soni). Others are less so, like what exactly the DMC is, if the “Purity. Humanity. Infinity.” banners suggest the Purifiers will make an appearance, whether or not the pin-up calendar behind Deadpool in one scene is an Easter egg or not, and just what the explodey-looking collar around Deadpool’s neck is all about. Some of those we’ll just have to leave up to the film for an explanation, but others we feel pretty confident about. Let’s get into it after a brief pause to revisit the film’s official synopsis:
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.