Footage from Deadpool & Wolverine was screened at, where else, CinemaCon in Las Vegas late last week and the reception was overwhelmingly positive from the crowd. Director Shawn Levy says that there is much more to come, and they have only shown a tease so far.

After a panel, Levy spoke with Collider and said everything from the teaser trailer to the CInemaCon footage has only used things from the first half of the movie, and this is very deliberate.

Artwork seen at CinemaCon

He said they showed a whole scene at CinemaCon, from the very start of the film, because he didn’t want to just show a sizzle reel.

“I didn’t want to show 90 seconds, I didn’t want to show a sizzle reel. We wanted to show a taste of the movie. We wanted to do it without spoilers.

Yeah, it was a lot of set-up, it was a lot of first act type storytelling, but the fact that those scenes, which aren’t even near our funniest or our most insane, those jokes, and those moments played the way they did today, that was pretty thrilling.

I was standing in the dark side of the theater with Kevin [Feige], and we had smiles on our faces seeing the way it was received.”

He was also very clear in pointing out that this isn’t a direct sequel to the previous Deadpool movies. It is designed to be something else, something more:

“Well, the truth is, I think your answer is in the question, which is if you make the kinds of movies I make, you are listening to the audience. I’m not making small films for my own satisfaction in a room alone, I’m making it to connect to the biggest audience possible. We have had some early screenings that were extremely, extremely promising.

I wouldn’t say that there were any big surprises, but you feel where the pace wants to tighten, you feel where you can afford to slow down and have a deeper, more durable character moment. And at the end of the day, as I think we’ve said, it’s very much a Deadpool movie, but this is not Deadpool 3. This is Deadpool & Wolverine, and it is singular because of that.”

Deadpool and Wolverine is the sole big-screen Marvel adventure this summer, and it opens in cinemas on July 26th.

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