The Merc with the Mouth is back — sort of. Fox has released a jokey new teaser for the (untitled) sequel to Deadpool, the studio’s antihero superhero hit of 2016, and it even includes some actual footage.
In true Deadpool fashion, the teaser isn’t a typical superhero teaser-trailer. It revolves around Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) spoofing the painter Bob Ross and his TV show The Joy of Painting, complete with Ross’s trademark hair and a naughty spin on the colors he used in his work (e.g., “Yellow Snow” yellow). Instead of showing us high-octane shots from the upcoming film, as most superhero movie trailers do, this one instead lets Reynolds crack some jokes and paint some trees while talking about cocaine.
But at around one minute and 30 seconds in, there’s actually a 10-second, blink-and-you’ll miss it glimpse of the movie — it’s a rapid-fire series of jump cuts involving destruction, spitting, guns, a chainsaw, a toaster, a signature Deadpool butt shot, and Domino (Zazie Beetz). For your looping pleasure, here’s a GIF of the footage:
This is the second promo for the Deadpool sequel that Fox has released so far. Earlier this year, in March, the first promo played in theaters before showings of the studio’s Wolverine movie Logan. That first glimpse of the sequel was light on details and heavy on butts, murder, and humor — it was just Deadpool clumsily changing in a phone booth, à la Superman, while the person he wanted to help was murdered.
What made Deadpool such a surprise hit last year was not just how irreverent and vulgar it was, but also a decade-long struggle to get Fox to make the film in the first place. Fans of the character were more than excited for the film’s release, and it ended up making $783 million worldwide.
The Deadpool sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on June 1, 2018.