Some of this is very amusing, even when repeating gags from the original - when Deadpool's legs are severed, he grows new ones, and so he plays one entire sequence walking around on the baby legs that have sprouted from his man-size torso.
"I'm against child abuse", the "Deadpool" star quipped on breakfast show "Good Morning America", as he explained his opposition to the career path. "Showbusiness for a little kid is a insane pursuit".
But that hasn't stopped Reynolds from pushing his friend to make a surprise comeback. Sometimes, those jokes are genuinely clever, and fired out at such high volume that some of them are bound to land; sometimes, they give off the same "check out what a taboo-busting rascal I am" vibe as Ricky Gervais smirking through a standup routine.
On Tuesday, Jackman, once again, told Reynolds not to hold his breath. Yeah, that's yet more evidence that Hollywood needs better test audiences, because David Leitch and Ryan Reynolds have done something quite incredible with the Merc With A Mouth's second REAL cinematic appearance. I love Deadpool. I can't wait to see the movie.More news: Celtics ace Smart hits out at 'dirty' Smith
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Some favourites from the first film are back - some only briefly - such as housemate Leslie Uggams, girlfriend Morena Baccarin and cab driver Karan Soni. But back it up a little, right?
"She rocked it, she rocked it", Reynolds said of her outfit. If all that sounds a bit too much like a dulling of Deadpool's characteristics and behaviours - don't worry - he is still just as rude and lewd as he ever was. In fact, he's feels even more encouraged to "step up his game" to make the collaboration happen.
However, as we know the actor forms just one half of the supportive duo, with Lively attending the premiere on the arm of her husband dressed in a red and black Deadpool-inspired ensemble complete with a matching manicure. Huge a-hole. He's like the poor man's version of Ryan Reynolds. "I'm going to have to post his cell phone number online".
Deadpool 2 is now in cinemas and there will no doubt be thousands of people rushing to their local popcorn-producing mega lounge to watch the movie. According to Us, Beyoncé and Matthew McConaughey are also targeted.