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20 moments we loved in the new Deadpool 2 trailer

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Mar 22, 2018

A new trailer for the Deadpool sequel hath arrived and, as expected, it's filled to the brim (that's what she said) with jokes, violence, cursing, and fourth-wall breaks.

Moreover, this trailer features our first-ever look at the X-Force, which looks to be set up not by Cable, as it is in the comic books, but by Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) to fight against the time-traveling mutant.

Why? Cable (Josh Brolin) wants some kid that Wade Wilson is determined to protect at all costs.

With that said, let's take a closer look at the new, NSFW Deadpool 2 trailer and all of its inappropriate revelry.

Okay, stop... breakdown time!

Deadpool 2 slices into theaters on May 18.

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Wade's "Indy" moment

The trailer opens with Deadpool's cab driver Dopinder (Karan Soni) listening to Air Supply's "All Out Of Love" as Wade runs toward the cab, pursued by an angry-looking group of people. Since Dopinder doesn't hear Deadpool's shouts of "START THE CAR!", the titular merc smashes through the window. This has to be a nod to the opening scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Whose head is that?

Less than 30 seconds in and DP's already cutting off someone's head. Who does it belong to? Based on the context, it looks like some shady villain meetup. But you never know with Wade. The dude could've just looked at him funny.

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If heels could kill

The mercenary business must be in a recession if Deadpool has to turn to stripping in order to make a living. Seriously, though, why is he pole dancing while wearing heels that look custom-made for his trademark red and black costume? Deadpool's been known to get a kick out of dressing in traditionally women's clothing in the comics, so it looks like we'll get a taste of that in Deadpool 2.

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Deadpool fights the war on gluten

In a moment sure to please those grappling with Celiac Disease, a fumbling Deadpool attempts to explain to his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) why he's arrived home late.

"I was rounding up all the gluten in the world and launching it into space where it can't not hurt us ever again." While not the best excuse in the world, Vanessa still gives him a passionate kiss, affirming that their love life is still going strong despite his facial deformity.

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Cable explains why he's here

So, Cable's come all the way from the future just for that kid we saw flipping the bird in the last trailer. Who is he and why does the time-traveling mutant want him? Our best guess is that he's some sort of powerful mutant who possibly holds a cure for the Techno-Organic Virus in Cable's time. Judging by the kid's yellow jumpsuit, it seems he's being held in a prison (mutant testing lab?) that both Deadpool and Cable infiltrate.

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This excellent brand promotion

Just a really nice bit of the silliness Deadpool is known for.

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Deadpool's motivation

Deadpool isn't usually known for doing the right thing, but Vanessa seems to spur him into action. "Kids give us a chance to be better than we used to be... he needs you."

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Proof the kid's a mutant

Looks like the kid's got pyrokinetic powers, but he doesn't know how to control them. He's probably scared and feeling alone as society shuns him. This brings to mind the mutant who accidentally killed all organic matter in Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1 #41 – New Mutants (Part II). In that instance, Wolverine had to kill the kid, but let's hope it doesn't come to that here.

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Deadpool reunites with his X-Men pals

A simple "boop" on the nose for Negasonic Teenage Warhead and a firm butt grasp for Colossus is all that's needed for such a heartwarming reunion.

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Blind Al strikes back

"Can you speak up? It's hard to hear you with that pity d*** in your mouth." When's Leslie Uggams getting her own spinoff movie?

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Wade takes a joy ride

Here we see Deadpool riding around in Professor X's wheelchair, framed by two presidential portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. But we ask: Where is Charles? Please tell us that this is just one of the professor's spare chairs and Wade didn't just cast Patrick Stewart (or James McAvoy) aside somewhere.

Maybe Professor X will be the "secret cameo" everyone's so worked up about.

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Rise of the X-Force

Finally, we get to see Zazie Beetz, Shiori Kutsuna, Terry Crews, and Bill Skarsgård in action. While we only know the identity of Beetz's character, Crews looks super strong and Kutsuna has some sort of electrical ability. While the jury is still out on Skarsgård's mutant, we pray that Deadpool makes a Pennywise joke somewhere during the movie.

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Deadpool takes a bath

Why is Wade sword fighting in what is clearly some sort of Japanese bath house? Your guess is as good as ours.

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Many deaths and a funeral

There's something incredibly poetic (and messed up) about an immortal mutant popping out of a coffin at a funeral and killing a bunch of people.

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What's causing this sonar disturbance?

This reminds us of Banshee's power from X-Men: First Class. While we probably won't see a cameo from him, it's a curious instance in the trailer.

This X-Force cropped pinnie

Where can we get one?

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That's gotta hurt

Deadpool gets shot in the hand and with the barrel still through his palm, turns his hand around and manages to kill the person trying to kill him. So gross, yet so awesome!

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Domino wishes she finished college

What prompts Domino to wish she got that Bachelor's degree? Deadpool arguing that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is "pure pornography." Wait, we actually wanna hear his reasoning. You can't leave us hanging, trailer! Our guess is that it has something to do with Ryan Reynolds' wife Blake Lively being one of the series' stars.

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Seeming confirmation of the film's title

There's been no hard confirmation until now of whether the sequel would be called Deadpool 2 or something else entirely. This title shot seems to confirm that the movie is indeed titled Deadpool 2.

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Weasel weasels his way into the last shot

The final moment of the trailer has Wade and his friend Weasel (T.J. Miller) talking about something that "lives up to the hype, plus plus." They're probably discussing something else, but this is an obvious, on-the-nose reference to this sequel. "F*** it, they probably won't even make a 3," Weasel says. "Why would they?" Wade asks. "Stop at 2. Ya killed it."

Don't worry, though. There will probably much more Deadpool in the years to come.

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