Watch Deadpool Take Over the Japanese ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer
X-Men: Apocalypse opened in the United States in May; after five weeks in theaters it’s starting to wind down its domestic theatrical run. (Last weekend it grossed an estimated $2.4 million on about 1600 screens.) But while the movie is slowly vanishing from theaters here, it’s yet to even open in certain international markets, including Japan. Over there, Apocalypse doesn’t debut until August, so the film’s promotional campaign continues in full force on that side of the Pacific. That includes this latest trailer, in which the star of Fox’s other (and far more financially successful) 2016 superhero movie shows up to promote his more famous colleagues.
That would be Deadpool, who was still appearing in a few U.S. theaters are recently as two weeks ago even though his movie opened way back in February. Here, he provides a “post-credits scene” for the Japanese X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, which I think is a first (and a dangerous precedent, frankly). Because not even superheroes are immune to the charms of listicles, he ranks five things you might have missed in the trailer. They are things that are very hard to miss, like the fact that the movie is set in the 1980s or that Olivia Munn is a very attractive woman using a sword made of psychic energy. And then he plugs Deadpool, opened in Japan on June 1. But hey, at least all of it is delivered with cheesy Deadpool jokes by Ryan Reynolds. What could be better?
X-Men: Apocalypse is still playing in U.S. theaters.