'Deadpool 2' Trailer Finally Reveals Cable's Mission and the X-Force's Role

Cable, the badass cyborg mutant from the future, finally gets his mission in the latest trailer for Deadpool 2: to hunt down the young mutant played by Julian Dennison and probably kill him. It’s a good thing Deadpool’s around to do something about it.

On Wednesday, 20th Century Fox released a new trailer for the Deadpool sequel that, despite having plenty of laughs, finally offers an honest look at what this whole movie is about.

In Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds returns as his snarky assassin, Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool. When Cable (Josh Brolin) arrives from the future, hunting for young Julian Dennison’s currently unnamed mutant character, it’s up to Deadpool to stop him.

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We still don’t know the name of Dennison’s character, but he’s definitely a mutant; his hands glow red at one point in the trailer. Yet still, we don’t see him use his powers. Is Cable trying to prevent some apocalypse this kid is bound to bring about?

Either way, based on the beatdown Cable gives Deadpool in the trailer, he’s going to need a lot of help.

Deadpool starts assembling his new team in 'Deadpool 2' with a "BOOP!"

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That’s where the X-Force comes in, which Deadpool seemingly assembles from a smattering of new characters like Domino (Zazie Beetz) and a character played by Terry Crews, but also returning heroes like Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

The trailer also sees the official debut of what Deadpool himself dubs the “X-Force.” It includes a few mutants recruited from Xavier’s School but also what seem like other random rogue mutants. There’s no telling exactly how Deadpool assembles his team, but it might have something to do with the moment when he gentle cups Colossus’s metal butt in his hand.

Despite a serious premise, there’s still a lot of offensive laughs to go around, especially when Deadpool spins around in Professor Charles Xavier’s wheelchair — and when returning characters Blind Al and the taxi driver Dopinder make for great situational comedy.

Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18.

Check out that trailer one more time: