A nearly two-hour elaborate marketing stunt for Ryan Reynolds.
May 18, 2018 6:15 PM   Subscribe

 
David Beckham, Korean Game show, linkedin articles, Celine Dion, Trolli Candy... and that's just a few of the things. Damn that's crazy.
posted by gryftir at 6:36 PM on May 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Reynolds is so god damned charming it's sickening.
posted by dazed_one at 6:57 PM on May 18, 2018 [18 favorites]


That was amazing, and I did miss the best of those. Thank you for sharing. :)
posted by mordax at 6:58 PM on May 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


highly recommend everyone makes it to the end and watches the Korean game show video and especially the reveal, I am exceptionally entertained
posted by that silly white dress at 7:38 PM on May 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


[Please keep metacommentary out of the thread!]
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 8:08 PM on May 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


In addition to marrying Blake Lively?
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:18 PM on May 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Unnnnnngh I wanna go buy copies of movies I already have because those stupid deadpool cases but that would be reaaaaallly dumb...
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 8:45 PM on May 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


Maybe just buy the one you like the best.
posted by hippybear at 8:49 PM on May 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


The most important message of Deadpool 2 is that the world desperately needs a solo Domino film starring Zazie Beetz immediately. Like if the ink on that deal isn't dry by Monday evening it will be a great crime against humanity.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 10:42 PM on May 18, 2018 [17 favorites]


That is perhaps the most letter z's I've ever seen in a single name before.
posted by hippybear at 10:44 PM on May 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


She is the female lead (for some values of lead) in Atlanta and she appears to hold her own opposite Mr. Glover.
posted by mwhybark at 12:11 AM on May 19, 2018 [4 favorites]


I majored in marketing in college, and I was once on the brink of working for an ad agency, so I have to give props to this team
Lol
posted by KateViolet at 3:25 AM on May 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


All the ridiculous Deadpool 2 marketing stunts you may have missedignored

Edited for accuracy.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:05 AM on May 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


The Deadpool appearance on Colbert's Late Show was pretty fabulous too, and isn't mentioned in this article.
posted by jferg at 5:20 AM on May 19, 2018 [6 favorites]


I am enthusiastically for all of this, full stop. The things that bring me joy are random, varied, and plentiful. What can I say?
posted by Amor Bellator at 7:04 AM on May 19, 2018 [7 favorites]


I'm not that big a fan of Ryan Reynolds in general but he was really born to play Deadpool.
posted by octothorpe at 11:41 AM on May 19, 2018


Deadpool on Colbert
Stephen's post-credt scene (minor Infinity War spoiler)
posted by ceejaytee at 12:58 PM on May 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


We can't seem to avoid him in New Zealand either. Add this broadcasting standards spot to the list.
posted by Start with Dessert at 1:45 PM on May 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


Well, if there's any superhero who is going to be all over "going down under", it's Deadpool.
posted by hippybear at 1:49 PM on May 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


> scaryblackdeath:
"The most important message of Deadpool 2 is that the world desperately needs a solo Domino film starring Zazie Beetz immediately. Like if the ink on that deal isn't dry by Monday evening it will be a great crime against humanity."

Gail Simone would SO be down to write that, I am SURE.
posted by Samizdata at 2:48 PM on May 19, 2018


> Amor Bellator:
"I am enthusiastically for all of this, full stop. The things that bring me joy are random, varied, and plentiful. What can I say?"

Take your joy where you can find it.
posted by Samizdata at 2:51 PM on May 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


The most important message of Deadpool 2 is that the world desperately needs a solo Domino film starring Zazie Beetz immediately.

Zazie Beetz Is the Only Thing That Matters in Deadpool 2
Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz Agrees With You: Domino Needs an Origin Story
posted by kirkaracha at 11:19 PM on May 19, 2018


I'm not that big a fan of Ryan Reynolds in general but he was really born to play Deadpool.

I'm mystified by the difference between his Charisma Set to Maximum as Deadpool* and any other movie I've seen him in.

* Not including his crap Deadpool in the crap X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
On top of that, we witness a laughable CBS-procedural-like moment, in which the mind-controlling baddie (Danny Huston) types the word “DECAPITATE” into his computer.

posted by kirkaracha at 11:25 PM on May 19, 2018


* Not including his crap Deadpool in the crap X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

That was such a perversely terrible movie.
posted by octothorpe at 6:05 AM on May 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm not repping for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but when Reynolds in the early stages is being allowed to do something resembling the "merc with a mouth" wisecracking Deadpool, his performance is not bad. Obviously, nu-metal Deadpool at the end, not much to work with.
posted by running order squabble fest at 7:53 AM on May 20, 2018


Tangentially related: How Marvel Annihilated Counterprogramming -- Once upon a time, movie studios offered up alternatives to mega-blockbusters. Now, in the age of superheroes, they just take their ball and go home. (Sean Fennessey for The Ringer, May 14, 2018)

tl;dr: Superhero blockbusters take all the cakes at the box office, leaving (multi-million dollar) crumbs for the rest, so some are looking to skip the theaters and deal directly with Netflix.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:22 AM on May 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


Is that Marvel s fault? Or other studios' lack of ideas / greed meeting less than billion dollar expectations?

What s killing newspapers isn t lack of profitability so much as the profits not accelerating in tune with the insane expectations of morons.

It s almost as if an economic system premised on greed is doomed to fail
posted by eustatic at 9:21 PM on May 20, 2018




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