Ranveer Singh voices Ryan Reynolds’s wisecracking superhero in the Hindi dubbed version of Deadpool 2. The film is a sequel to Deadpool (2016), which went on to become the highest grossing R-rated film of all time in the United States of America.

The Deadpool series is centred on Wade Wilson, a former mercenary who acquires accelerated healing after undergoing mutation and later becomes a masked vigilante named Deadpool. “Merc with a mouth”, as the character is known, is popular for his foul-mouthed wry humour.

Ranveer Singh confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday.

David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 features the superhero forming a team of mutants named X-Force to protect a young mutant named Russel from the villainous time-travelling soldier Cable. The film, also starring Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz and TJ Miller, will be released on May 18. A second Hindi trailer for the film, with irreverent Mumbai street lingo in Singh’s voice, has been released. Among its highlights: “Kitna traas dega Thanos?” and “Saale MC BC! Kahin tu DC Universe se to nahin aaya hai?”

Daedpool 2 in Hindi.