Welcome to the Long Story Short about Deadpool 2, the gonzo superhero sequel that blew away the box office this summer. Whether you have ten seconds or a few minutes, we’ll turn you into an expert on the wisecracking comic-book antihero...
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Deadpool 2 sees the return of Ryan Reynolds as Marvel’s fast-healing, fast-talking, foul-mouthed, highly dangerous mutant, who sets out on a new adventure to save a wayward teenager with powers of his own.
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So this is like X-Men?
Kind of. Deadpool belongs to the same universe and occasionally drops by the X-Mansion to talk to his friends Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). But he’s far too rude, crude and dangerous to join the X-Men proper.
Aha, so he’s more of a lone wolf?
Actually, no. Faced with the intimidating bulk of Cable (Josh Brolin), Deadpool recruits a super-team of his own to make sure that he gets the job done. Apart from them, there’s his landlady, Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), his favourite cab driver, Dopinder (Karan Soni), and most importantly of all his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin).
But what is he actually trying to do?
Well, Cable has time-travelled back from the future to kill a deadly mutant called Russell. The only problem is that this future brute is currently a basically innocent kid played by Hunt For The Wilderpeople’s genius young star Julian Dennison. Since Deadpool generally sides with the underdog, he decides to protect Russell against the heavily armed Cable – and the fight is on!
So Deadpool needs help to take him on?
You bet. This means bringing in a host of new characters played by the likes of Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Bill Skarsgård (It) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe)… plus a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them A-list cameos, making this a blockbuster that’s worth pausing and rewinding!
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Well, you’ll have to buy the movie on the Virgin Media Store to find out exactly what happens in this super-charged sequel. But in the meantime, here’s a quick guide to some of the characters you can expect to see. Just click/hover over the images to learn more...
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