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Deadpool 2: Final Trailer Reveals Film's True Villain

Deadpool's gonna give it to ya. "It" being a surprise Deadpool 2 trailer that 20th Century Fox dropped on Thursday morning, which reveals the film's true villain. (Spoiler: It's exactly who you think it is.)

Until now, the actual plot of Deadpool 2 was pretty ambiguous: There's a boy Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) wants to protect from forces of evil, so he ventures to form a "super-duper f***ing group" called the X-Force. We later learned that the seemingly vulnerable tween is a mutant named Russell (Julian Dennison), who just might be Russell "Rusty" Collins, the young hero who first appeared in the Marvel Comics canon in X-Factor #1 in February 1986. One such force of aforementioned evil that might corrupt Russell is the cybernetically enhanced telepathic mutant Cable (Josh Brolin), though previously release footage did an excellent job of leaving things open for interpretation, with many fans speculating that some other baddie was the real antagonist of Deadpool 2.

The final trailer for the sequel confirms that Deadpool and his merry band of X-Force members — including the lucky Domino (Zazie Beetz), the powerful Bedlam (Terry Crews), and the purple-haired, sword-swinging Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) – will go toe to toe with Cable to ensure his metal fists never touch Russell. 

"Intercept the convoy, and watch out for Cable!" Deadpool says in the trailer. "There's this kid, he's in trouble. I ain't letting Cable get to him, but I can't do this alone. I need backup." 

And boy, will he ever need it. Elsewhere in the trailer, we see Deadpool and Cable engage in some seriously tense fights, one of which ends with Cables stabbing the Merc with a Mouth and quipping that he's nothing more than a "clown dressed up as a sex toy." Deadpool, being Deadpool, fires back, "So dark. Are you sure you're not from the DC Universe?" He ends up getting his revenge, though, when Cable fires a rapid round of bullets at Deadpool, who slices each and every one of them in half with his Bea Arthur name-engraved twin katanas.

Take a look at the final Deadpool 2 trailer, featuring loads of insane action sequences and never-before-seen footage, above.

Check out the official fake plot summary for Deadpool 2: "After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor — finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover."

Deadpool 2 also stars Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, and Rob Delaney as Peter, an everyday man who attempts to join the X-Force after seeing an advertisement. Rounding out the cast are Shioli Kutsuna, Eddie Marsan, and Bill Skarsgård. 

David Leitch takes the directing reins for Deadpool 2, set for release on May 18.