Regardless of how the final product turns out, Deadpool 2‘s marketing has been some of the best we’ve seen all year. From the Thanksgiving dinner poster, to the handful of trailers/skits we’ve seen, Ryan Reynolds is selling the forthcoming sequel like no other. Now, we’ve got some Michelangelo-inspired art, in which the Merc with a Mouth and Cable recreate the painter’s “Creation of Adam” masterwork, often considered one of the greatest works of art in existence.
“The Creation of Adam” is one of the most frequently spoofed paintings, but there’s something about this one that’s particularly funny. I guess it might be the mixture of “real” art with the likes of Deadpool, but I definitely laughed way more than I should’ve.
All this promotional material and we don’t really even know what Deadpool 2 is about yet. This synopsis sure as heck doesn’t help:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
David Leitch directs the second installment in the Deadpool series, after newcomer Tim Miller helped Ryan Reynolds shepherd the project into theaters through years of campaigning for a proper, hard-R Deadpool movie. The film was a massive success, grossing $363 million dollars domestically (just $7 million less than Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time). With a talented director like Leitch at the helm, Deadpool 2 could easily break $400 million at the domestic box office, and maybe even break a billion internationally.
Deadpool also had something to say about the Disney/Fox merger, after Ryan Reynolds posted a picture of ol’ Wade Wilson being politely escorted out of the happiest place on Earth after trying to, well, perform certain acts on a certain ride.
Apparently you can’t actually blow the Matterhorn. pic.twitter.com/2bEAAcZrUv
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017
Check out Deadpool’s spoof of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” and be sure to see Deadpool 2 in theaters on June 20th, 2018.
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