It's almost February, which means we're all about to blow our collective loads over Deadpool's gloriously gratuitous entrance to the X-Men movie universe. (That previous movie he was in doesn't count, obviously.) With [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267) following a few months later, the hunt is on to find anything in the Deadpool movie that might hint at the X-Men's status in the modern day. So has this new trailer given us the biggest hint yet?
After [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](tag:203942) rebooted the X-Men universe, all bets are off for how the events could unfold. We may have seen the X-Men in modern day in the original X trilogy, but that future is different now. Apocalypse goes back to the '80s and, according to Bryan Singer, the film marks the "rebirth" of the X-Men: this is their true beginning. Their biggest threat is Apocalypse himself, but the Deadpool movie has already spoiled one major plot point.
Apocalypse Doesn't Win
X-Men: Apocalypse is a classic tale of good and evil, so you'd think it was a dead cert that the good guys would win. But if the X-Men films have taught us nothing else, it's that victory can be hard won... if it's won at all.
Many of the X-Men films have ended on a bittersweet note: in X2 the team escapes because Jean sacrifices herself, First Class saw the mutants fracture into opposing groups, and of course Days Of Future Past showed us a dystopian future which was later erased. So it's possible that Apocalypse might actually win in X-Men: Apocalypse... except Deadpool has proved he won't.
The mere fact that the Deadpool movie is set in modern day means that Apocalypse doesn't bring about the, uh, apocalypse. But there are more hints from the Deadpool teasers that spoil some crucial plot points of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Cerebro's Still Up And Running
As we previously examined, Cerebro seems to play a crucial role in the plot of X-Men: Apocalypse. The Apocalypse trailer showed us an ominous shot of Jean Grey approaching Cerebro...
...implying that something bad and potentially world-ending was about to happen with this device. Cerebro is incredibly powerful and could very well be part of Apocalypse's plan. But in the Deadpool trailer we see it again and it looks pretty fine to me.
If Cerebro plays a part in the Deadpool movie too, does this mean Xavier will also appear? It's unlikely he'd play a big role, but a cameo is definitely possible.
Unless this is actually a shot of the Blackbird hangar bay. It's difficult to tell; the interior decorating of X-Men HQ is pretty samey. But this isn't the only thing we've seen of the X-Men.
Colossus Flies The Blackbird
We finally got a good shot of the Blackbird in the new Deadpool trailer, and it looks totally awesome!
The Deadpool movie has already proved that the X-Men are flourishing in this era, and they seem to have reached out to Wade before.
"We can't allow this, Deadpool."
"I don't have time for your X-Men bullshit, Colossus!"
It seems as though the X-Men have become the slick task force Xavier always wanted them to be, and Colossus's presence in the Deadpool movie proves that the team is definitely out there doing good (until Wade fucks that all up of course). But enough of X-Men connections! There's another big plot point that was alluded to in this teaser.
Ajax Has Definitely Kidnapped Vanessa
Vanessa is Wade Wilson's girlfriend, but she's not just a romantic interest, as the previous trailer revealed. But there's more to Vanessa than meets the eye: she's also the shapeshifting Copycat, and she might have her own agenda...
"I've played a lot of roles in my life. Damsel in distress ain't one of them."
It's entirely possible that Vanessa's been making trouble for the mysterious organization who give Deadpool his powers. The new teaser revealed that Deadpool's mission is mainly to rescue Vanessa from Ajax and his gang...
"That bad guy? He's got my girl"
... but why did they kidnap her in the first place? Is it just because she's Wade's girlfriend, or because they want to recruit her into their "super slave" program? And most importantly, what's the deal with this thing?
This definitely looks like it might have come from the medical facility where Deadpool got his abilities. We don't know who's inside, but judging by the long hair it could be Vanessa.
Oh man, that teaser was only 17 seconds long but it definitely contained a lot of info! So what do you make of all this? Let us know in the comments, or write your own post!