CinemaCon: Marvel reveals first Deadpool & Wolverine and Captain America 4 footage

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Falcon's Captain America costume was revealed in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Falcon's Captain America costume was revealed in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Credit: Marvel/YouTube

Marvel has debuted nine minutes of the upcoming Deadpool and Wolverine – and it sounds as raucous and raunchy as we’d hoped.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige presented the footage at CinemaCon, an annual star-studded exhibitors industry event in Las Vegas, so while it hasn’t been made available online, details of its content has leaked out.

For one thing, the famously polite, warm and polished Feige dropped nine “f**ks” in his intro, in line with Deadpool’s irreverent tone.

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The footage from the naughty superhero movie had explicit mentions of cocaine (“The only thing Feige said was off limits!” Deadpool says to the camera in a fourth-wall break) and pegging (“I’m not new to pegging but Disney is, and this isn’t Pretty Woman, we’re kissing.”).

The video purportedly showed Deadpool/Wade Wilson now retired from superhero shenanigans and is selling used cars. But he’s held onto his Deadpool costume as well as some of his friends from the first two films, including ones who had died, such as Rob Delaney’s Peter.

Deadpool is then at a birthday party, before he’s carted off to the Time Variance Authority, the organisation introduced in the Loki series as being responsible for keeping track of the multiverse’s timelines. It’s very confusing, anyone who says they get it is either lying or delusional.

Screenshot from Deadpool & Wolverine trailer.
Screenshot from Deadpool & Wolverine trailer. Credit: Marvel/YouTube

Here he meets a character called Mr Paradox (Matthew Macfadyen) who tells Deadpool it’s time for him to get back in the game. Mr Paradox tells him he can save the “sacred timeline” and promises him everything he’s ever wanted.

Deadpool responds by saying, “Suck it, Fox, we’re going to Disneyland”, a reference to Disney’s 2019 acquisition of Fox which previously held the rights to X-Men characters and facilitated the introduction of Deadpool and his cohort into the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon.

Deadpool & Wolverine is out in July and will be the only Marvel movie in cinemas this year. The studio is slowing down its output after three frenetic years in which released 10 movies and 10 streaming shows.

Some of its recent efforts such as The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania have underperformed at the box office while streaming titles have failed to penetrate the zeitgeist.

Feige previously told Entertainment Weekly, “We want Marvel Studios and MCU projects to really stand out and stand above. So, people will see that as get further into phases five and six. The pace at which we’re putting out Disney+ shows will change so they can each get a chance to shine.”

Marvel also revealed at CinemaCon the first look at the fourth Captain America movie, Brave New World. The footage showed the new Cap, Sam Wilson/Falcon, saving Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, now the president, from an assassination attempt.

Screenshot from Deadpool & Wolverine trailer.
Falcon’s Captain America costume was revealed in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Credit: Marvel/YouTube

Ross tells Wilson, “I want Captain America to help me rebuild the Avengers”.

Ross is now portrayed by Harrison Ford, who joined the MCU after William Hurt, who played Ross in five movies, died in 2022 at the age of 71.

Anthony Mackie’s Falcon took over the mantle of Captain America at the end of the streaming series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which continued the hero’s story after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) gifted him his iconic Vibranium shield.

Feige told CinemaCon audiences that the film, due for release in February 2025, was partially inspired by 1970s paranoid conspiracy thrillers, and that it will have no aliens. It also stars Danny Ramirez, Tim Blake Nelson, Shira Haas and Liv Tyler.

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