The upcoming sequel to "Deadpool" is adding several new heroes to the fold, and the flick is introducing the eclectic cast of characters as one big -- if not exactly traditional -- family in a new poster that should look familiar to fans of Americana.
The image, debuted by Collider, is a riff on the famous 1943 Norman Rockwell painting "Freedom from Want," which features a large clan sitting down to a sumptuous turkey dinner. While the couple serving up the bird in the original painting (which you can see below, for comparison) is smiling proudly, we can't say the same of Cable (Josh Brolin) and Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), though the rest of the "Deadpool 2" crew looks as happy as those gathered in Rockwell's image. (We especially appreciate the attention to detail of having Stefan Kapicic's Colossus peering out of the bottom right corner of the frame.)
It's unclear what the "Deadpool 2" marketers are trying to say about the film by co-opting Rockwell's iconic work, though we think the family theme will probably be an important one. Riffing on the idea of the unlikely hero Deadpool standing in as a symbol of American ideals could also be another angle.
Either way, we can't wait to see what other teases filmmakers have in store. "Deadpool 2" is due in theaters on June 1, 2018.
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future -- Deadpool realizes that he'll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry. Read More