Celine Dion Releases A New Song with the Help of Deadpool.
Celine Dion has written a ballad entitled “Ashes” for Deadpool 2, and released an accompanying music video today with all her usual melodramatic trappings. Incredibly soft lighting. Passionate gesticulating on a gorgeous, empty stage. And Deadpool doing an interpretive, balletic rendition in the background?
The pairing is a perfect send-up of both Dion’s reputation as a ballad queen and Deadpool’s love of sweet, sweet irony. At the end of the music video, Deadpool (played by Ryan Reynolds) rises from the audience, cheering Dion on — then asks her to do another take because it was “too good.”
“Why?” she asks.
“This is Deadpool 2, not Titanic,” Deadpool responded. “You’re at like an 11. We need to get you down to a five—five and a half tops. Just phone it in.”
“Listen, this thing only goes to 11,” Dion rebounds. “So beat it, Spider-Man.”
The video features some snippets from the upcoming movie Deadpool 2, 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.
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