The final trailer for the sequel to the massive 2016 hit is more meta than ever. Ryan Reynolds’ wise-cracking anti-hero takes aim at other comic book movies in this action-packed trailer.
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With a cheeky card that says “The studio that killed Wolverine,” the Merc with a Mouth calls out Cable actor Josh Brolin for also playing the big bad villain Thanos in this summer’s Marvel epic “Avengers: Infinity War.” Deadpool also accuses Brolin’s time-traveling assassin of being dark enough to fit into the DC Comics Extended Universe films.
The teaser introduces more of the X-Force, the group of mutants that Deadpool puts together to protect a boy (Julian Dennison of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) being hunted by Cable. There’s the punch-throwing Bedlam (Terry Crews), sword-wielding Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) and the lucky Domino (potential breakout Zazie Beetz). There’s also Peter (Rob Delaney), who claims to be an average guy without powers.
X-Men mutants Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) return from the first film, as well as anxious cabbie Dopinder (Karan Soni.)
With high-flying action, katana-slicing bullets and self-aware humor, “Deadpool 2” looks like it will give fans of the first movie more of what they want.
“Deadpool 2” slices and dices its way into theaters May 18.
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
Velociraptors, T. Rexes and hybrids, oh my! The second trailer for the sequel to 2015’s mega hit “Jurassic World” brings back some of the humans and plenty of dinosaurs for more dino-stomping action and adventures.
The fifth movie in the “Jurassic Park” franchise returns to the island of Isla Nubar four years after the disastrous end of the Jurassic World theme park. The dinosaurs and the island are in danger of being wiped out by a volcano. Former park executive Claire (a returning Bryce Dallas Howard) wants to rescue the dinosaurs and relocate them to a sanctuary in the U.S. On the rescue list is velociraptor Blue, a fan favorite from the first movie. Enter Blue’s former trainer Owen (Chris Pratt), who reunites with ex-girlfriend Claire to locate the dinosaur with whom he still shares a connection.
But not all is as it seems. The sanctuary working with Claire doesn’t want to just rescue the dinosaurs – it wants to auction them off to the highest bidder. This includes a new, genetically engineered dinosaur with Blue’s velociraptor traits. But when the creature escapes, all bets are off. Cue to dinosaurs traipsing around houses, bedrooms and terrorizing a young girl.
In the new trailer, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” winds the tension and doles out the horror. The film looks like it’s trying to recapture the suspense from the legendary cafeteria sequence in 1993’s “Jurassic Park.”
I like this trailer better than the first trailer, which felt like an awkward romantic comedy mashed up with an explosive dinosaur romp. We still may get that, but the new trailer emphasizes the intensity of the action and the terror of the situation. I’m excited, folks!
The teaser also highlights the return of Jeff Goldblum as the popular Dr. Ian Malcolm from “Jurassic World” and 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Goldblum’s appearance in both trailers has been limited to a panel session where he utters his famous line, “Life finds a way.” This makes me worried that we may not get much Goldblum beyond these panel scenes.
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” runs amok June 22.
“The Equalizer 2”
Leading man Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua team up once again in the ultraviolent follow-up to 2014’s crime thriller “The Equalizer.” The film marks Denzel’s first sequel in his illustrious career.
Washington reprises his role as former black ops agent Robert McCall, who uses his particular set of skills to find justice for the oppressed. The original film was notable for McCall’s methods of violence that excluded the use of guns, including its memorable finale involving a nail gun.
In the sequel, McCall’s mission becomes personal when his friend and former colleague (Melissa Leo, returning from the first film) is murdered. With help from “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal, McCall seeks to avenge his friend’s death, even if it means confronting faces from his past.
The trailer brings back McCall’s stopwatch as he uses a variety of methods to efficiently battle his enemies. I thought the original dragged on in between its action set-pieces, so I hope the sequel is as action-oriented as the teaser suggests.
“The Equalizer 2” looks to even the score July 20.