Deadpool & Wolverine Already Makes Movie History

By Douglas Helm | Published

Deadpool & Wolverine is the only MCU movie coming out this year, and it seems like fans are eager for it to drop. The movie is already setting records, with the new trailer becoming the most-viewed movie trailer of all time in just 24 hours. It smashed Spider-Man: No Way Home’s record of 355 million views with a whopping 365 million.

Most-Viewed Trailer In History

The Deadpool & Wolverine marketing team pulled off a pretty genius move by airing a brief teaser during the Super Bowl, with the end of the teaser telling fans they could see the full trailer online. They likely paid less for a shorter Super Bowl commercial spot, and fans couldn’t resist jumping over to YouTube to check out the trailer as soon as possible. Best of all, the trailer was great, and fans are even more hyped now.

Re-uniting BFF’s

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Deadpool & Wolverine will see Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the titular mercenary and Hugh Jackman returning to the role of Wolverine after seemingly ending his tenure with 2017’s Logan. The film will also star Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen. Shawn Levy is directing the film and co-wrote it with a writing team that includes Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Zeb Wells.

Deadpool Meets Loki’s TVA

While Marvel kept the plot of Deadpool & Wolverine under wraps for a long time, the trailer finally showed us what we can expect for the highly-anticipated MCU entry. The trailer sees Deadpool captured by the Time Variance Authority, which was introduced in Loki. There, he meets Matthew Macfadyen’s character, who suggests that the TVA needs Deadpool’s help.

The Marvel Messiah

As with previous Deadpool films, the trailer showed that Deadpool & Wolverine is going to be violent and meta. Deadpool dubs himself “Marvel Jesus” in the trailer, suggesting that this film will get the MCU back on track. It seems likely that this film will be Marvel’s solution for introducing Secret Wars and bringing the X-Men into the MCU.

Hugh Jackman Joins The MCU

Needless to say, Deadpool & Wolverine have a lot of expectations to live up to. Not only is it the first film with Deadpool in the MCU, but it’s also the first R-rated MCU film. Furthermore, it’s bringing back Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine after his role ended perfectly with Logan.

The Only MCU Movie Of 2024

Marvel is undoubtedly hoping that Deadpool & Wolverine can overcome the recent plague of superhero fatigue that has hit moviegoers. While recent MCU films haven’t been able to be the box office darlings that Marvel expects, Deadpool & Wolverine’s trailer views prove that people can be interested in superhero cinema again. Perhaps the fact that it will be the only MCU movie all year helps, as asking fans to show up to theaters multiple times per year to keep up with the story is becoming a bigger ask.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Deadpool & Wolverine can live up to its lofty expectations. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too much longer. The film will be hitting the big screen this summer on July 26.