If you are a Deadpool fan, you have undoubtedly seen the new teaser. The movie Logan had a shorter cut that played before its screening. If you have not seen full version for some reason, you can check it out here:
I personally enjoy identifying the music from the trailers. It was humorous the creators chose to use the Superman theme at the 43 second mark. It seems like a clear nod to their competitors. At this point DC has a lot of catching up to do with Marvel in the cinematic space.
The song you can hear Wade listening to at the beginning, and later plays while he running towards the victim at 2:07, is St Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr. This song was originally recorded to support a Canadian athlete named Rick Hansen and his tour to raise awareness about spinal cord injuries. The fact Wade Wilson (Deadpool) and the actor Ryan Reynolds are Canadian as well might just be a happy coincidence.
The final cheerful song that starts at 2:37, and is part of the fade to black, is from the movie True Romance. The song was composed by Hans Zimmer for the movie. Zimmer’s work is based off a song by Carl Orff & Gunild Keetman called Gassenhauer. Their work is based off an original piece by Hans Neusiedler, who wrote it in 1536. I doubt most listeners would ever realize they are hearing something written 481 years ago. That is probably one of the most interesting aspects of music, how the same song can be played for generations, yet will be tweaked slightly for each time period.
Links to the music on Amazon:
- St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr
- You’re So Cool by Hans Zimmer
- Superman Theme (Main Title March) by John Williams