First “Deadpool & Wolverine” Trailer Reveals the MCU’s Version of a Super Bowl Showdown, Complete With Claws
The truly wild Super Bowl game between the ultimately victorious Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers had plenty of thrills on the field, but for the film world, one of the night’s biggest moments opened with a birthday party. We’re talking about the first trailer for Deadpool 3, officially titled Deadpool & Wolverine, which revealed the first footage of the Super Bowl matchup of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—the clashing of Ryan Reynolds’ titular superhero and Hugh Jackman’s iconic Wolverine.
In the trailer, Wade Wilson (Reynolds) is surrounded by his friends and his beloved, back-from-the-dead girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) on his birthday. Wade makes a wish and blows out the candle, and a knock at the door suggests the wish fulfillment center is working especially efficiently over at Disney. Only the folks who arrive on Wade’s doorstep are not there to increase his joy. In short order, Wade’s hauled before the Time Variance Authority, the main driver of the action in Disney+’s Loki, and set before one of its high suits (Succession‘s Matthew MacFayden). The TVA wants Wade to stop acting like, well, himself, and start acting like a proper hero. Cue glimpses of some of the MCU’s most beloved superheroes, including Captain America and Thor. Wade, however, makes sure his new host knows that as far as he’s concerned, he’s “Marvel Jesus.” Nice to know his sense of proportion is still functioning at Wade levels.
As Wade gets into full Deadpool mode and sets out to prove his mettle to his new interlocutors, things seem to be going his way as makes quick work of some would-be foes. But, at the end of the trailer, the film’s title is realized when Deadpool meets his match. We only see his silhouette, but that’s certainly Wolverine (Jackman) stepping over Deadpool with his claws out.
Deadpool & Wolverine is the Marvel matchup MCU-heads have been waiting for since Reynolds and Jackman created a sport between each other via banter, teasing, mocking, and appearing in each other’s social media posts. Now, the main event is finally upon us.
Check out the trailer below. Deadpool & Wolverine hits theaters on July 26:
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Featured image: L-r: Ryan Reynolds is Wade Wilson/Deadpool and Hugh Jackman is Logan/Wolverine in “Deadpool 3.” Courtesy Ryan Reynolds/Marvel Studios