In a new altered image shared on Twitter, Reynolds reimagines the Merc With a Mouth and Cable as the main characters in Michelangelo's iconic Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco, "The Creation of Adam." Now, the painting features Reynolds's titular character as Adam, and Cable as God (though it's slightly more sinister than the original, with Cable pointing a gun at Deadpool).
Some might call this creation a masterpiece, but to me it's just well hung art to be shared with the world. pic.twitter.com/O7ezRdGXX2
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017
"Some might call this creation a masterpiece, but to me it's just well hung art to be shared with the world," Reynolds quipped on Twitter.
Again, like the doctored Norman Rockwell homage the actor shared previously, it's difficult to read too much meaning into the use of Michelangelo's work. It's likely just an excuse for Reynolds and the "Deadpool" marketers to have some fun with PhotoShop, but we suppose you could argue that the image is suggesting Cable plays a key role in creating a new Deadpool in the sequel.
Either way, we're enjoying this promotional strategy, and can't wait to see which artwork Reynolds and co. rip off next.
"Deadpool 2" is due in theaters on June 1, 2018.
[via: Ryan Reynolds/Twitter]
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