Marvel’s foul-mouthed superhero Deadpool is back – and weirder than ever.
The first trailer for the highly anticipated Deadpool 2 was released on Thursday, featuring Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) impersonating cult TV artist Bob Ross as he paints landscapes and plays with his brushes.
And in true Deadpool fashion, it’s not afraid to let a good joke run its course.
In fact, the two-and-a-half minute teaser has almost nothing to do with the film itself and is more focussed on Deadpool’s innuendo-laden, foul-mouthed art monologue.
Watch the Deadpool 2 teaser below (warning: explicit language and themes)
Deadpool-as-Ross opens the teaser with a blank canvas and sets about combining a series of hilariously named paint shades – including “yellow snow” and “Betty White” – to create his masterpiece.
Ninety seconds into the teaser, we get our first glimpse of the new movie – just 10 seconds long.
All of Deadpool’s old allies appear to have returned, including hapless taxi driver Dopinder, Blind Al, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead as well as a first look at actor TJ Miller as his sidekick, Weasel.
It also reveals up-and-comer Zazie Beetz’s role as mutant Domino while Josh Brolin’s appearance as Cable was missing from the footage.
Fox’s unorthodox promotional campaign for the sequel came after it released an absurd description for Deadpool 2 hours earlier.
“After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste,” it read.
“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 flavour – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.”
Deadpool 2 is set to arrive in cinemas on June 1, 2018. The first instalment of the Marvel series, which was released in February 2016, grossed $43.27 million at the Australian box office.