February 26, 2024

Deadpool 3 trailer breakdown: Pyro, Wolverine and more

Deadpool 3, officially titled Deadpool & Wolverine, dropped its hilarious trailer during Super Bowl Sunday 2024 – with so much going on, here’s a full look at the “Marvel Jesus” teaser.

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in the US, so it’s no surprise that movie studios want to get in on the action by releasing trailers for their upcoming titles – and 2024 was no different, with teasers for the Wicked movie, Twisters, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, and more.

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But perhaps the most talked about is Deadpool 3 – not only is the Merc with a Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) about to make his MCU debut, but Hugh Jackman is making his expected return as Wolverine.

And they’re not the only characters from the X-Men universe to show their faces – so, ahead of the film’s release in July, here’s a full look at the trailer.

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Below is a look at the new trailer for Deadpool 3, aka Deadpool & Wolverine, Pyro’s return to an Avengers Easter egg and more.

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X-Men icon Pyro makes his big return


One of the biggest reveals in the Deadpool and Wolverine trailer is Aaron Stanford making his surprise return as the fire-controlling X-Men mutant Pyro. It’s been almost twenty years since his last appearance in the Marvel cinematic world, his last entry being 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.

In the trailer, he wears a similar outfit to the henchmen, suggesting he may be an antagonist again. Between clips of Deadpool fighting the big bad, Stanford’s Pyro says (enthusiastically), “God, I love this part.”

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Is that… Cassandra Nova?

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Speaking of X-Men characters, the Deadpool 3 trailer also teases the film’s potential supervillain: Cassandra Nova. Nova started life without a body and copied none other than Charles Xavier’s DNA, essentially making him his “twin brother.” With powerful telekinetic and telepathic abilities, she became one of the X-Men’s most powerful big bads and could pose a major threat to the MCU in the future.

Although it has yet to be confirmed, the trailer shows the silhouette of a bald person wearing a jacket with broad shoulders. Reports indicate that Emma Corrin – who has been confirmed in the cast of Deadpool and Wolverine – will take on the role of Nova.

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Easter Egg of Secret Wars

Although the biggest MCU team-up ever, Avengers Secret Wars, isn’t coming out for another three years, Deadpool 3 teased its relevance with a Secret Wars comic Easter egg. In the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, you can see the Merc with a Mouth lying on the ground as Wolverine approaches, and next to him is a copy of the 2015 comic Secret Wars #5.

Whether this has anything to do with the storyline or is simply a nod to Deadpool’s MCU entry remains to be seen, but it could certainly indicate where the multiverse is going. Especially since it features Doctor Doom – aka the arch-enemy of Reed Richards and the Fantastic Four, as well as the Avengers And the X Men.

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Deadpool is coming to Disney

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In his usual fourth-wall breaking style, Wade takes a dig at Disney now that Deadpool is officially the MCU’s property. In the trailer, when the TVA comes for him (more on this later), they pull out their Time Sticks. “Should that be scary? Pegging is not new to me, buddy, but it is new to Disney,” Wade jokes as he looks at the camera.

Later, when introduced to a plan involving fragments of the Avengers, including Chris Evans’ Captain America, Deadpool says, “Your little cinematic universe is about to change forever. I am the messiah. I… am… Wonder Jesus.” Amen.

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Loki’s TVA appears

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As mentioned, the forces that come to collect Wade – during his birthday party, no less – are from the Time Variance Authority (TVA), the bureaucratic organization from Loki that serves as timeline monitors. Their appearance in Deadpool and Wolverine makes sense, given the Merc’s previous time jumps.

One of the strongest theories is that the events of Deadpool 3 will lead to the collapse of the multiverse and that the TVA will pluck Deadpool and Wolverine from their dying universes to help save the world.

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20th Century Fox is dead

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Last year, leaked set photos showed a giant 20th Century Fox logo on the set of Deadpool 3, a meta-reference to the 2019 Disney-Fox merger that led to the MCU entry of Deadpool and Wolverine. And this can be seen in the trailer in the background of some action-packed fight scenes.

Wade’s friends celebrate his birthday

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The opening scene of the Deadpool 3 trailer shows a slew of Wade’s friends from the first two films at his birthday party. The list includes Vanessa (Morena Baccarin); Shatterstar (Lewis Tan); Dopinder (Karan Soni); Colossus (Stefan Kapicic); Negasonic Teen Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand); Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna); Blind Al (Leslie Uggams); and Peter (Rob Delaney).

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One character not appearing is Josh Brolin’s Cable, and it’s currently unclear if he will have a role in the upcoming threequel.

Successor makes its MCU debut

The Deadpool and Wolverine trailer also gave us our first look at Succession icon Matthew MacFadyen as Paradox – an agent of the TVA who recruits Deadpool. Honestly, we’re happy to see him bringing his acting talents to the MCU.

Deadpool 3 Teases Wolverine’s Patch

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Wolverine scenes are kept to a minimum in the Deadpool 3 trailer, although there is a snapshot of the character’s back with his signature haircut – but instead of his yellow suit he’s wearing white clothing, leading some to think it’s a plague of his is alter ego patch.

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Wolverine adopted this disguise – wearing an eye patch and a white suit – in the Marvel comics while living undercover. We’ll have to wait and see if this is the case in Deadpool 3 when it arrives in theaters on July 26, 2024.

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