Remember the scene in Deadpool 2, where Wade Wilson asks Cable, “You’re so dark. You sure you’re not from the DC universe?”
While Ryan Reynolds surely referred to the film universe and films like BvS: Dawn Of Justice, there’s a new DC universe in town now. DC’s streaming service is coming with Titans series, which is firing back at Deadpool with its own jokes.
The new promo begins with Wilson’s quote, “So dark…you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?” Hilariously, the quote is attributed to “D. Pool, American Philosopher.”
It’s clear that after a shot at the dark and gritty tone, DC is bringing a bit of humour to the series.
“To that we say… Suck it, Mr Pool.” reads the excerpt. The text is then signed, “With Love, the DC Universe.”
Obviously, this isn’t the first time Deadpool and DC have gone to war. Earlier, Teen Titans Go! To the movies used its villain, Deathstroke to make a lot of jokes at Deadpool’s expense. And well, keeping in mind the similarities the two characters have, it wasn’t all that hard to do that.
Not only does this promo provide humour, but it also resonates with the overall tone of the series, which is hinted to be more violent and dark than any earlier shows by DC.
Titans will premiere on October 12 on DC Universe and Netflix.