Wade Wilson Defends Nickelback In New ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Promo

As you know by now, Fred Savage prefers Marvel films. And while yes, the Deadpool films are based on Marvel properties, one can always get pedantic and remind you that they’re not Marvel Studios, just Marvel films licensed by Fox. Such is the case when people get specific about their Marvel preferences between Marvel Studios, Fox, and Sony. But in some new promos for Once Upon A Deadpool, Wade and his willing hostage debate something unrelated to Marvel: Nickelback.

In the first promo, Fred Savage compared Fox Marvel films to Beatles music licensed by Nickelback — it’s music, but it sucks. We start off with that here, but Deadpool takes offense to that, saying that he’s tired of Fred Savage’s hate for Nickelback. To Fred, they’re overproduced, formulaic ear garbage. But you know who might disagree with that? Facts. And with that, Wade rattles off Nickelback’s achievements, which range from… 50 million albums worldwide, 11th best selling musical act of all time, and Billboard’s most successful rock group of the last decade.

Oh, but let’s not stop there. Nickelback also has six Grammy nominations, 12 Juno awards (those apparently count), and one People’s Choice Award. And a partridge in a f****** pear tree. But don’t take my word for it. Watch Wade defend Nickelback in the Once Upon A Deadpool promo below.

But it doesn’t even end there. Wade and Fred Savage make amends and even bond over Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me.” That has to be first for… well, anyone to bond over something Nickelback-related, as far as I can tell. But the second promo also has a reminder that one dollar of every ticket sold will go to Fuck Cancer charity. What have you thought of the promos for Once Upon A Deadpool thus far? Will you be seeing the film? Let us know in the comments below.

Once Upon A Deadpool arrives in theaters this Wednesday.

What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.

1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.

Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home. 

2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home

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Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.

3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.

4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury

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The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.

The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?

5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus

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During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:

“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”

Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.

Omari Daniels

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