Celine Dion’s new single, Ashes, is a Deadpool 2 tie in for the film, a hilarious video that is apparently part of the film’s plot. Watch until the end! Via the Verge:
We’re several weeks away from Deadpool 2, which means a massive marketing blitz and more magnificent Deadpool content to share. The latest drop is a music video for Céline Dion’s “Ashes,” which is featured on the film’s soundtrack. In the video, Deadpool does his best Flashdance impersonation, as Canadian national treasure Céline croons, “And when I pray to God all I ask is… can beauty come out of ashes?”
The video features some snippets from the upcoming movie, including Julian Dennison’s mutant character Russell and Deadpool with Vanessa. Deadpool also does some nice pirouettes and grand jetés in between — in stilettos, no less! — as Céline goes full Céline onstage. The performance concludes with a deadpan gag between the two, with Deadpool quipping, “[This is] too good. This is Deadpool 2, not Titanic. You’re an 11. We need to get you down to a five, five and a half tops. Just phone it in.”
As to the Deadpool dancing on stage in high heels, it’s not actually Ryan Reynolds, but Britain’s Got Talent finalist Yanis Marshall, as per Ryan Reynold’s instagram:
Ever wonder, “How does Ryan Reynolds dance so beautifully? Did he have 8 bones surgically removed from his body in order to move as if a graceful swan had sex with Fred Astaire?” The answer may surprise you. Yes. I did have 8 bones removed from my body. But the dancing was all @yanismarshall. This man is not just a dancer… he’s an elite athlete, hero, and all around hilarious person. Follow him on Instagram. Put him in movies. Throw confetti at his feet when you see him. He is a gift to this weary world. #Deadpool2
Deadpool 2 will be out in a couple of weeks.