Celine Dion Deadpool

Céline Dion – No, Really – Sings “Deadpool 2” Theme Song in New Video

The marketing for Deadpool 2 has thrown curveball after curveball, from its parody of The Joy of Painting, to a trailer that was mostly action figures in obscene poses, whoever's working on this at Fox has had a great time. Well, they've got one last tidbit before the movie opens, and it's the most unexpected thing they've done yet: a full-on music video for the theme song, performed by Céline Dion.

Yes, the Grammy winner and powerhouse vocalist agreed to do this a very serious ballad for this very silly movie. "Ashes," written by The Voice winner Jordan Smith and Christian songwriters Petey Martin and Tedd T, and produced by über-producer Steve Mac, it sounds exactly like the kind of cheesy track that would have accompanied any number of summer blockbusters in the late '80s or early '90s.

The video, which can be viewed here, features Dion and a string quintet performing the song in an empty theater, while Deadpool performs an interpretive dance that doesn't jibe with the tone of the song at all. Have a look for yourself, and then you can buy tickets for Deadpool 2, which hits theaters May 18.

The soundtrack, which also hits retailers and streaming services the same day, includes "Ashes," as well as '80s classics like Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes," a-ha's "Take on Me," and Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time."


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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