Hot on the heels of the news that Ranveer Singh, undoubtedly the Bollywood star who most enthusiastically follows Deadpool’s maxim of ‘Maximum Effort’, would be voicing the superhero in the Hindi version of the upcoming Deadpool 2, a new trailer for the film was released on Monday.
Ranveer brings his trademark brand of energy to the trailer, cursing without abandon, switching between Marathi and Punjabi accents without a care in the world.
Interestingly, Ryan Reynolds also reacted to the Hindi trailer tweeted by Ranveer Singh and said, “Well if I tried to curse in Hindi, pretty sure there would be an international incident.
This isn’t the first Hindi trailer we’ve seen of the film. The first one, featuring a different voice actor — in which the foul-mouthed superhero makes his love for PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and Jackie Shroff’s signature swearing known — was released in March.
Ranveer was previously rumoured to have turned down the role due to scheduling conflicts with Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Ranveer was offered the big dubbing role in the film, which he had to back out of due to prior commitments. A source told the daily that the Deadpool team wanted to hire Ranveer for his mannerisms and mischievous spirit. “Ranveer was extremely keen but he just couldn’t make time in his Gully Boy schedule as he is shooting at night every day,” the source said.
Ranveer unveiled his participation on Twitter, along with a photo in which the star reveals his face behind a Deadpool mask.
Indian stars have previously flirted with Marvel superheroes when Varun Dhawan voiced Captain America in Captain America: Civil War, Tiger Shroff voiced Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Rana Daggubati voiced Thanos for the Telugu version of Avengers: Infinity War.
The sequel, directed by David Leitch, also features Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Karan Soni, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic and Leslie Uggams. The film is scheduled for release on May 18.