The first trailer for the movie we can now officially call Deadpool & Wolverine debuted during tonight’s Super Bowl, and if you’re wondering how anticipated this film is, it’s currently at 1,599,186 views on YouTube in 42 minutes despite airing during the most-watched television event of the year. The third Deadpool movie finds Wade Wilson finally content – until the Time Variance Authority shows up and brings him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for as-yet-unknown reasons, but it has something to do with Deadpool being a hero and meeting a certain adamantium-infused mutant. Ryan Reynolds returns as Deadpool, with the film boasting the… let’s count ‘em… tenth appearance of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Briana Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, Rob Delaney, and Karan Soni are also back from previous Deadpool movies, with Matthew McFadyen as a TVA agent and Emma Corrin as the villain. Directed by Shawn Levy and written by Levy, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Zeb Wells, Deadpool & Wolverine will arrive in theaters on July 26, 2024. You can see the new Super Bowl trailer below:
Well, so far, so good. Deadpool & Wolverine makes it seem like one of those old Road to movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, and I like that they’re upfront about Logan’s role in the film. The trailer manages to hold back on him, however, focusing on Deadpool and keeping Wolverine’s presence limited to a shadow. They also don’t reveal any of the many rumored cameos from other Marvel characters, which I’m glad to see (or not see, as the case may be). I’m sure there’ll be at least two more trailers before Deadpool & Wolverine hits theaters, but those appearances are better left for the actual movie. The jokes made me laugh, and I think they went for some fairly bawdy ones to let us know that Disney’s hand in this film isn’t going to restrain Deadpool’s raunchy tone – Wade looking at the screen as he mentioned the studio’s name was great. On the face of it, I’m not thrilled with seeing the Time Variance Authority play such a big role, mostly because of its association with Loki, a show I can’t stand. It also looks like Matthew McFadyen will not be Mr. Sinister, as he was rumored to be, but some TVA stooge, unless there’s a bit of subterfuge going on. That stuff doesn’t excite me, but maybe Deadpool & Wolverine will make them more interesting than Loki did. This trailer feels like a small sample of what the film will be, which is the right way to advertise; I’m still hopeful for Deadpool & Wolverine, certainly more so than anything else Marvel is producing right now.