The next trailer from Deadpool 2 is available, and oh boy, is the internet excited.
Calling it the most faithful version of the X-Men to see cinematic release since the first Deadpool; the trailer has gotten the inner comic geek of the 90’s showering praise on the trailer.
Many die-hard X-Men fans have had a hard time adjusting to Bryan Singer’s continued butchering of the X-Men franchise (author included).
Deadpool 2’s trailer restores faith to the ones that grew up watching the 1990’s X-Men animated series.
This trailer follows a trailer that was released last month showcasing Cable. The son of Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor (clone of Jean Grey in the comics. Weird? Just go with it), Nathan Summers shows up from the future to end some kid?
Cable, who’s from the future, usually shows up to correct something gone wrong in the past. This error in the timeline is some kid who flashes him the double middle finger salute?
Played by Josh Brolin (who plays Thanos in the upcoming Avengers 3: Infinity War), Cable brings full circle the beginnings of the X-Force in the 1990’s era in cinematic form. Is this universe called the “Deadpool Cinematic Universe”? Cause it should be called the “True X-Men Cinematic Universe”.
Rob Liefeld must be laughing so hard right now.
But how could he have known that Fox Studios would stab at the core X-Men universe until nothing remained but a sorry Joss Whedon wannabe universe, brought to you by Bryan Singer.
Bryan Singer seriously has no idea what the X-Men are about. Ryan Coogler!! Save my beloved team of super heroes!
History will remember that Rob Liefeld (can’t draw realistic women, needs endless pockets on all characters, can’t draw feet, can’t draw guns in hero’s hands) as the creator of many favorite heroes from the 1990’s. When extreme heroes ruled the landscape, Rob Liefield brought the most X-treme heroes of his generation for all to see.
He slid his creations to ride the wave of the most popular run on super-hero comics created by Jim Lee. Even so, to see the 1990’s X-Men through the prism of Rob Liefeld is infinitely better than Bryan Singer’s take on the franchise.
Bryan Singer is famously linked to Brock Pierce (actor from the Mighty Ducks series from the 1990’s).
During the dotcom bust of the early 2000s, Brock Pierce created a company called DEN (Digital Entertainment Network) that attempted to draw eyeballs with exclusive video content. It failed spectacularly like most dotcom companies.
However, Digital Entertainment Network was central in a sexual abuse scandal that was spawned from their numerous contributor and friend’s of the company parties.
John Oliver famously put Brock Pierce through the ringer that featured a side note to a google search that links Bryan Singer in his cryptocurrency segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Bryan Singer was implicated in a scandal that involved Brock Pierce (who is currently a Crypto-currency scam operator) and his company (DEN) in the early 2000’s. While Brock Pierce has been able to steer clear from the worst allegations, Bryan Singer remains as a involved player in a scandal that had him having alleged sexual abuse against a minor.
Singer’s depiction of the X-Men is also garbage. Like putrid garbage. Let’s take the character of Rogue as an example. Rogue is a frail little damsel in distress in the movies, while in the 1990’s comics and animated series she is depicted as the ultimate strength warrior.
The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? In the world of the 1990’s X-Men, Rogue was the team’s hulk. She’s the first of the X-Men to face their toughest opponents.
Ok. You turned the “Hulk” of the X-Men franchise into a scared damsel in distress. But the nuanced villain of the franchise is reduced to an angered bitter old man? Young pompous idiot in the newer films?
Magneto is a frail old man that encourages complete genocide of the human race, rather than the intricate and turmoil filled super bad ass than can destroy the X-Men alone? Really?
With four movies under his leadership, Bryan Singer has yet to establish Magneto as a omega level mutant who can decimate planets. Nor has he established that absolute human genocide is not Magneto’s ultimate goal, but to see the safety of the mutant race from genocide level of decimation that he saw first hand during World War II. As a survivor of the holocaust.
The lone movie in the X-Men film franchise not directed by Bryan Singer, showed more finesse (X-Men First Class) in the opening scenes than what Bryan Singer has show in over a decade of running the helm of the franchise’s various film incarnations.
The X-Men represent a message that transcends generations. Bryan Singer does not understand this, and has never truly “got” it. His attempts at trying to “get it” to the faithful fans of the X-Men franchise have met only disappointment.
Disney Co. has recently purchased the film branch of 20th Century Fox. Hopefully Disney can bring a more accurate depiction of the X-Men and its message of hope in dire circumstances.
In the meanwhile:
Deadpool oh what? Why are you in Professor X’s chair?
The original film showcases a universe where the X-Men are what they truly are. In Ryan Reynold’s effort to showcase a Deadpool in film that is faithful to its comic’s origins, it has created a side universe. A universe that embodies the X-Men.
Lets forget X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The very film that was chastised for being unfaithful to the comics. The fanboy and fangirl outcry that led Ryan Reynolds to seek a different path.
A different universe.
Imagine Deadpool and its sequel being a side story to a truly faithful adaptation of its comic book counter-part. Look at Colossus (Peter Rasputin) from the original Deadpool film. That is how Colossus is in the comics! He has ideals of what it really is to be a X-Man.
Contrast to the Bryan Singer produced films. A one dimensional character who no one could be faulted for forgetting about.
A pivotal character in the modern X-Men era (making his debut in the seminal Giant Size X-Men along with Storm and Wolverine) reduced to throw-away side character?
Watch the 1990’s X-Men animated series (currently available on Hulu) and put the Deadpool film next to it. They fit.
That’s what makes Deadpool’s original film such a great depiction of the X-Men. The characters. Even in roles that are relegated to the side of the main story, like Colossus and the revamped Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the trainee role, bring a heroic heart to the X-Men sorely lacking in the main series.
Hopefully the sequel remains true to its origins.