In this age of generic trailers and bland movies posters, we should all be thankful for the team behind Deadpool and its upcoming sequel. Both movies featuring the unconventional superhero have had equally unconventional marketing campaigns, and the latest poster for Deadpool 2 is no different. [Update: We’ve also now gotten a new Deadpool 2 trailer, and we have a breakdown to go with it.]
Previous posters and promos have taken the form of heartwarming magazine covers, bizarre painting classes, and videos encouraging fans to get tattoos. The new poster is different again–inspired by the classic ’80s movie Flashdance, it shows the Merc with a Mouth striking a silhouetted pose under a shower of golden bullets. Check it out below:
Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Josh Brolin as Cable, and Zazie Beetz as Domino, with Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, and Brianna Hildebrand reprising their roles from the first movie. David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) is directing, replacing Tim Miller, who reportedly clashed with Reynolds over the direction of the movie.
Deadpool 2 is released on May 18. It was originally set to hit theaters on June 1, but last month Fox moved it forward, in addition to shifting The New Mutants back 10 months to February 2019.
In related news, the troubled and much-delayed X-Men spin-off Gambit has now been removed entirely from the studio’s schedule. The movie lost director Gore Verbinski last month; he is the third director to quit the project over the past couple of years. The Channing Tatum-starring film was due to start production this year ahead of a June 2019 release, but it is now unknown if and when this will happen.