Céline Dion – Ashes (from the Deadpool 2 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Per Entertainment Weekly:

Your eyes do not deceive you. That is Deadpool — a.k.a. the Merc with the Mouth, a.k.a. Ryan Reynolds‘ filthy, foulmouthed mutant — sashaying across the stage in Celine Dion‘s music video for her new single, “Ashes.”

Fans were quick to note Dion had a track listed on the official Deadpool 2 soundtrack, and the iconic diva had teased “new music” would drop on May 3. She did not disappoint.

The “Ashes” music video was released online Thursday after first premiering on Good Morning America. It begins with Dion, under a lone spotlight on stage, singing, “What’s left to say/ these prayers ain’t workin’ anymore/ Every word shot down in flames.” Then, from off in the corner of the vacant theater, Deadpool comes alive through these dulcet tones.

GMA‘s Lara Spencer teased the music video’s spoof description: “They told us that Deadpool himself wrote Celine a letter asking if she would like to be part of his ‘masterpiece,’ and after she heard 30 seconds of the song, she was sold.”

Deadpool 2 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is intended to be the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series, and a sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool. The film is directed by David Leitch from a script by Rhett ReesePaul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds, with Reynolds starring in the title role alongside Josh BrolinMorena BaccarinJulian DennisonZazie BeetzT.J. MillerBrianna HildebrandJack Kesy, and Stefan Kapičić. In Deadpool 2, Deadpool forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable.