Celine Dion has debuted with her new single Ashes featuring action hero Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) as a promotional video for the forthcoming sequel.
The video features superhero Deadpool wearing heels and performing ballet-like dance moves. Towards the end both Dion and Deadpool engage into a dialogue:
Deadpool: Celine, that was amazing. That was the most beautiful performance I've ever seen in my life
Celine: Thank you so much, thank you.
Deadpool: No, no, thank you. We need to do it again
Celine: OK. Why?
Deadpool: Well it's too good. This is Deadpool 2, not Titanic. You're at like an 11, we need to get you down to a five, five-and-a-half tops, just phone it in.
Celine: Listen, this thing (*points to self*) only goes to 11, so beat it Spider-Man.
Deadpool: God, I should've asked NSync.
Social media was buzzing with the mention of the video -
A collab I didn’t know we needed https://t.co/GzCgGGxhVL
— Patrick Crowley (@pcrowl) May 5, 2018
I’m a little embarrassed by how many times I’ve listened to a Celine Dion song for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack today... — Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) May 3, 2018
Yes... Yes... aaaaaaaaaaand Yes https://t.co/q2UxNlLMYg
— Brent Smith (@TheBrentSmith) May 3, 2018
The first Deadpool was a huge hit, not least as a result of a very tongue-in-cheek and self-aware marketing campaign.