Deadpool director Tim Miller left the sequel last year over tonal differences—where he wanted to move past the first (and very successful) film’s raunchy humor and turn up the action, star Ryan Reynolds wanted to maintain the bawdiness. It was kind of a shame, since Deadpool was a powerful blend of comedy and bombastic action. But the first teaser for the sequel suggests that Reynolds has found just as effective a collaborator in new director David Leitch.

There are decidedly few scenes from the actual movie, which is due out June 1, 2018, but what we do see is promising. Deadpool rams a car, Colossus-style, Negasonic Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) remains abrasive as hell, and Zazie Beetz’ Domino makes a kick-ass entrance. Then there’s Reynolds as Deadpool as the late Bob Ross, the painter patron of stoners and people who love landscape art. It ends with the Thanksgiving painting that was making the rounds earlier this month, which shows Cable (Josh Brolin) and Deadpool making nice. We’ll see how long that lasts when the sequel comes out next year.

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