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First DEADPOOL 2 Trailer is Camouflaged behind a Hilarious Ryan Reynolds Parody of 80s ’ Painter Bob Ross

A minute and a half into the first teaser trailer of the DEADPOOL sequel, and there’s not a single scene from the movie scheduled for release on June 1, 2018. The remaining ten, or so, seconds of the trailer is a rushed montage of random action scenes from the yet untitled film, which for now is only being referred to as DEADPOOL 2.

The trailer entitled “Gettin’ Wet on Wet with DEADPOOL 2” shows Ryan Reynolds, 41, dressed as art instructor and TV host Bob Ross over his superhero suit and sporting a curly wig in a somewhat hilarious, and a rather convincing, impersonation of the 80s TV painter.

What‘s good about this unusual trailer, though, is that it is absolutely spoiler-free. Whatever little is shown from the actual film does not tell you much, if anything at all, apart from the fact that there will be no dearth of high octane action sequences in the David Leitch directed film– which is expected from a superhero movie anyways.

“Completely out of left field” is how Ryan Parker of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER described the teaser, obviously referring to the unconventional style in which the teaser has been presented. “This trailer only showed a few seconds from the film, but fans will be talking about it all day because it was presented in such a fun way … You can’t say that for any other trailer which would have shown so little of the product,” he added.

The teaser begins with Reynolds in front of a canvas on an easel, palette in hand, ala Bob Ross.


Here’s a 1991 picture of the original Bob Ross – host and creator of PBS TV show THE JOY OF PAINTING. Ross passed away in 1995.


“Hello there. Welcome back. I’m glad you could join me today. Let’s just dive right in and run all the colors across the screen that you need to paint along with me. I have my regular old canvas here, wet and ready to go,” he says. ‘Let’s just dance in a happy little sky. Remember this is your world; you get to make and break the rules here.”

The scene jump cuts to a finished painting of a snowy landscape. “Sweet baby Jesus,” he says admiring his creation. “Wish I could jump in there and roll around in all that cascading white powder. Yeah, just get high in all of that splendor. God, I love cocaine. So much! Holy fuckknuckles, I am high as a kite right now,” he adds.


He goes on to add a “few little happy trees” but advises against eating these paints. There’s another “whack off” of the paintbrush which “feels good.”


However, as he looks up at the canvas again, his creation is somehow smeared with red paint, which shocks him into dropping the palette.

You then see the message, “’Technical Difficulties Please Stand By.”


This is when you first get to see actual scenes from the movie, which, as mentioned at the outset, is nothing but a hurried montage of random action sequences from the film.

Here’s how it goes.

  • Close up of Deadpool drawing his gun from his hip holster and firing
  • Fiery Explosion
  • An unmasked Wade Wilson is seen running down a wet street and smashing into a car with his body
  • Deadpool aims his gun as he rises from a coffin
  • Deadpool throws a chainsaw over his shoulder
  • Microwave explodes

And back to Reynolds in his Bob Ross getup, palette in hand, and canvas in front showing a finished painting of the upcoming film’s stars, including Josh Brolin (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), who plays the character Cable in the movie.


The likeably crazy teaser ends with Reynolds|Ross addressing the audience with the words:

“So from our family to yours, keep your pants dry, your dreams wet, and remember, hugs not drugs.”

On Thursday, the superhero appeared on the cover of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING wearing Santa-red oven gloves and holding a tray with a cooked turkey.


According to, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Editor-in-chief Jane Francisco said in a statement, “Deadpool’s persistence to be in Good Housekeeping was impressive – initially, we had no idea who he was, let alone that he was a fan of the magazine.”

“But after repeated attempts to ignore his… passion… we came to a compromise,” she said, adding, “He could appear in one issue, if he promised to stop leaving care packages at our editors’ homes and agreed to maintain a 50-foot distance from the GOOD HOUSEKEEPING offices and our staff.”

Watch the teaser here.

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