Deadpool is inescapable. Super villains can't get away, and neither can any of us. The marketing team for Deadpool 2 has pulled out all the stops. They got Celine Dion on board, and Hugh Jackman, who Ryan Reynolds has been torturing for months.
Now Deadpool has infiltrated other movies, so even if you don't want to see Deadpool 2, you'll still be seeing the man in red everywhere. Covers of beloved classics have been reimagined with the Merc with a mouth in the role.
They're all over Walmarts:
And honestly, some of them are pretty good!
Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4— The MoviePass Pod🎙️ (@themoviepasspod) May 15, 2018
They even seem like movies that are (of course) pretty self-referential, including Marvel's Logan, where a baby Deadpool hand hold's Wolverine's, The Terminator, Assassin's Creed, and Revenge of the Nerds.
In fact, Deadpool in on the cover of a bunch of X-Men movies, plus Fight Club and War For the Planet of the Apes.
Then there's Predator, Edward Scissorhands, and Cast Away, which might be my personal fav:
Don't forget the classics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Office Space, Speed, and My Cousin Vinny.
People are psyched about the opportunity to grab these collectibles, but they seem to be in short supply:
For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart—I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays.— Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) May 15, 2018
So good hunting!#Collecting #Deadpool #ItsAChase pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu
And maybe not worth it?
The promo is pretty cool, but to buy all 16 movies just for the slip covers seems extreme to me lol.— Mr.Sudzy (@MrSudzy) May 16, 2018
It kinda is, for the true fans.
You just know that there will be that one person who buys them all*— Stuart Acker (@stuthedj) May 16, 2018
*Yes, I'm jealous of that person
It actually would be fun to see Deadpool in some of these movies, but he is also literally everywhere else right now. He even popped in to take over Stephen Colbert's monologue on Tuesday night, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
"You're not gonna believe this but Donald Trump is in the news. The administration is still dealing with the fallout from announcing that the U.S. will be pulling out of the Iran deal," Deadpool quips. "It's Trump's biggest pulling out blunder since Eric."
Also, be warned, he spoils the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
The film is out this weekend, and we will finally be free of all this Deadpool marketing, but I think we might actually miss it?
He's a charmer with armor.