Canadian songstress Celine Dion, debuted her new music video this week for her new song, "Ashes." The song is featured on the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, and the music video features scenes from the film. In the video, Deadpool joins Dion and dances around her.
The video, which begins with Dion on stage in a massive auditorium with a blue dress singing under a spotlight, is full-on Celine, despite Deadpool’s attempts at comedy. The singer, perhaps best known for "My Heart Will Go On" from the Titanic soundtrack, tweeted, “Over the years I've received incredible songs and I’ve been involved in fun projects. Ashes is 1 of those songs and @deadpoolmovie is off-the-charts! Take the most insane ride of your life when it opens on 5/18!You’ll be laughing your “ashes” off!–Céline xx.”
The video shot at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace—where Dion has a Las Vegas residency—is sure to drum up interest in the film. Reynolds says towards the end, "That was the most beautiful performance I've ever seen in my life." To which Dion responds, "Thank you so much, thank you."
"No, thank you," says Reynolds, as Deadpool. "We need to do it again." Adding, "Well, it's too good. Yeah, this is Deadpool 2, not Titanic. You're at like an 11, we need to get you down to a five, five-and-a-half tops. Just phone it in."
Dion answers, "Listen, this thing only goes to 11. So beat it, Spider-Man," while Deadpool says, "God, I should have asked NSYNC."
Ashes, which was co-written by Jordan Smith, the winner of The Voice in 2015, was originally intended for Smith but Reynolds, who is an executive producer of Deadpool 2, wanted Dion. For Smith, it was reportedly “a dream come true,” since Dion is one of his idols. The video itself was directed by the Deadpool 2 director, David Leitch.
Reynolds and his wife, actress Blake Lively, are "big fans" of Dion, and joined her at last year’s Met Gala. The song also impressed Derek Hough, the former Dancing With the Stars performer, who said he might return to the show if Dion joins him.
"I heard a rumor that Celine Dion was doing it, and I was like, 'I would definitely come back for Celine Dion,'" he said last summer. "She's legend status, icon status."
Dion, who has always had a sense of humor about herself, has been a constant in the music industry since her debut singing in French at the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland and is still adored by fans worldwide. Deadpool 2 hits movie theaters on May 18, 2018.