10 Movie Trailers That Cleverly Hid Huge Spoilers

10. The X-Force's Hasty Exit - Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2
Fox

The Spoiler

That Deadpool's plucky new superhero super-group, The X-Force, is actually a relatively small part of the movie, with the entire team featured in only a single mid-film sequence before Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Zeitgeist (Bill SkarsgÄrd), Peter (Rob Delaney) and The Vanisher (Brad Pitt) are all violently killed.

The only two members of the team to safely make it to the ground - at least in the initial timeline - are Deadpool (Reynolds) and Domino (Zazie Beetz), and it's one of the funniest moments in the entire movie.

How The Trailer Hid It

In a supremely manipulative fashion the Merc with a Mouth himself would be proud of, Deadpool 2's entire marketing spiel was heavily centred around the X-Force, with Reynolds even bigging-up the team's inclusion long before shooting started.

The trailers featured extensive clips from the focal X-Force sequence, and here's the kicker - they even included additional footage of Bedlam and Shatterstar fighting DMC goons on the ground that, of course, never actually made it into the movie.

Building up a colourful team of superheroes only to brutally off them minutes later is pretty much the most Deadpool thing this movie could've done, and the payoff was nothing short of spectacular. Bravo.

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