Deadpool 2 dropped its new trailer on Thursday morning, containing a reference to the hit Black Panther film.
With Wade Wilson rounding up a bunch of mutants for a group he will call the X-Force, derived from a group by the same name in Marvel Comics, and decides to cross his arms as a symbol of their name. It's no coincidence Deadpool's symbol for the X-Force is the same pose as Black Panther's "Wakanda Forever" stance.
The mutant anti-hero stands, arms crossed, saluting his soldiers, just as members of the Wakandan nation do to salute one another. Check out a comparison in the photo below.
Deadpool 2 is a follow-up to the surprise hit Deadpool which released in February of 2016. The R-rated action comedy flick saw Ryan Reynolds don an horrendous amount of make-up after the mutant gene took over to cure his cancer, transforming him into a less pretty, impossible to kill mercenary who maintained every bit of his mouth.
Deadpool made more than $783 million worldwide, with $363 million coming stateside. It is the highest grossing R-rated film worldwide. It broke a tremendous amount of records for February releases, as well, most of which have since been claimed by Marvel Studios' unprecedented success with Black Panther.
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.
Ryan Reynolds returns to star as Wade Wilson in the sequel to 2016's irreverent superhero hit. Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic will also reprise their roles from the first film. The film will introduce Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz at Domino, and Jack Kesy as the film's unrevealed villain.
Deadpool 2 s directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Filming began in Vancouver in June 2017 and wrapped in October 2017.
Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on May 18.
Other upcoming X-Men movies include X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 1st, The New Mutants on February 22, 2019, and Gambit on June 7, 2019. That should just be the start though since Fox is planning to release three X-Men movies a year for the next several years.