Deadpool is bending over backwards to make it up to David Beckham. In yet another bit of viral marketing for Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds offered up a mea culpa to the retired soccer superstar for a hilarious quip from the original 2016 hit in which he joked Beckham "mouth-sexed a can of helium."
Well, in a funny bit that should earn Deadpool's marketing mavens an Oscar for inventiveness if they had one, Beckham didn't take too kindly to the zinger.
And when Wade Wilson shows up at his front door to grovel and atone with milk and cookies, even bringing in a mariachi band to help him, the British football legend isn't having it – until, that is, Deadpool, sporting a Canadian soccer team jersey (because Reynolds is a Canuck, after all), holds up tickets to the World Cup.
"I can't wait to not watch Italy play the Netherlands," the Regenerating Degenerate says as Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" plays in the background.
"I can't stay mad at you," responds a smiling Beckham.
The two hug it out and a friendship is reborn, but not before Deadpool gets in a few more wisecracks about Beckham smelling amazing… like "cinnamon and manhood."
The sports hero subsequently asks the Marvel superhero what he was apologizing for anyway, and Deadpool tells him it's for poking fun at his voice only for Beckham to rib the disfigured mercenary's real-life alterego for a litany of sins he's committed –specifically Reynolds' box office bombs Green Lantern, RIPD, and Blade: Trinity, and the little seen 2000 teen horror comedy the actor appeared in, Boltneck.
Lucky for Deadpool, there was no hard feelings and Beckham invites him in.
But the satirical spot is the latest in a blizzard of brilliant stealth advertisements that's been stoking fans' excitement for the sequel: from the prankster filling out goofy coloring books, finding Twitter pal Peter, hiding in a Where's Waldo-themed Easter Egg hunt, giving fans the finger with mini gummy hands, shamelessly hocking TV dinners and partnering with a tequila brand to promising free Deadpool tattoos, raffling off a pink suit to sass cancer, guest-editing a special edition of Good Housekeeping and starring in parodies of The Walking Dead and Bob Ross.
Deadpool 2, which finds the Mouthy Merc battling it out with Josh Brolin's villainous Cable, arrives in theaters May 18.