There’s only one Marvel movie hitting theaters this year, but for fans of the regenerating degenerate Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool, it looks like this will be the comic book movie of the year. Fox’s X-Men universe lives on in Deadpool 3–now formally titled Deadpool and Wolverine–setting the stage for the merc with a mouth to run riot across the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside his best frenemy Wolverine.
Directed by Shawn Levy, this first trailer has a lot going on inside of it. The Time Variance Authority has plucked Deadpool out of his home dimension, setting him on a collision course with the MCU and Wolverine. Cue the music, soon-to-be-dead minions, at least one F-bomb, and a fourth wall break as Deadpool suits up for a rated-R adventure.
We’re still not certain what the plot of Deadpool 3 is–or how Deadpool even got that atrocious wig glued to his head–but in typical comic book fashion, it looks like Wolverine won’t be too happy to see the motor-mouthed mercenary when they first meet. Can the two of them coexist long enough not to have a healing factor contest? Probably not, but it looks like star Ryan Reynolds will be dropping bodies and one-liners aplenty when he teams up with Hugh Jackman’s fan-favorite mutant berserker.
Now that the first teaser is out, Reynolds and Jackman have set the hype train in motion with some social media posts. Reynolds is already tempting fate by referencing Dune 2’s infamous popcorn bucket while showing off a poster for the film:
While Jackman has a different opinion on the marketing for the film:
Deadpool 3 arrives on July 26, 2024, and once it has had a run at the box office, it’s going to be a long wait for the next Marvel big-screen project. Captain America: Brave New World is scheduled for a February 2025 release, but on the television side, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, X-Men ’97, Neighborhood Spider-Man, and Eyes of Wakanda are all set to arrive on Disney+ throughout the year.