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Will the Real Dancing Deadpool Please Stand Up? UPDATE: Found Him!

Céline Dion and a dancing Deadpool with surprisingly good extension in the music video for "Ashes." Via Marvel Entertainment/Sony Music

Is there anything that can match the absurdity of the Deadpool 2 marketing campaign? (For the comic book/superhero unaware, Deadpool is a mouthy, fourth-wall-breaking character played by A-lister Ryan Reynolds at the movies.)

Probably not, as the music video for "Ashes" (Céline Dion's contribution to the film's soundtrack) demonstrates. In it, the elegant, dramatic singer is joined onstage by Deadpool, who proceeds to dance...actually rather well.

So the real question we're asking is, Who the heck is that dancer in a Deadpool costume and heels?!


Because if Ryan Reynolds' extension is really that good, he's definitely been holding out on us.

Via Marvel Entertainment/Sony Music

And how about this ease going into the floor?

Via Marvel Entertainment/Sony Music

And these turns?!?!?

Via Marvel Entertainment/Sony Music

There isn't a choreographer or dancer credited for the video (at least that we can find), so will the real dancing Deadpool please stand up? And if that's really Ryan Reynolds under there, can we get him into a movie musical already?

UPDATE: Reynolds, being the standup gent that he is, took to Instagram to give a shoutout to our mysterious dancing Deadpool: Yanis Marshall, who is well known for his high-calibre heels work.

The only thing cuter than this post? This one:

Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18.

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