UPDATED: A second, NSFW trailer has been added below!
It’s loud, it’s proud, it’s irreverent, and it’s here! The first official Deadpool trailer has arrived (check out 75 screen grabs)! After weeks of waiting, the world finally gets a taste of what attendees of San Diego Comic-Con 2015 lapped up last month. Sure, there has been bootleg footage available to all willing to look ever since then, but it’s just not the same as seeing footage with crystal clear audio and visuals. Now stop reading my words and just watch the damn things (if you haven’t already)!
So how does it look? It looks…like a Deadpool movie. To some, this is manna from Heaven. To others, rotted stank from Hell. Your mileage will vary depending on your opinion of the character himself, but there’s no denying that he has seemingly been translated to the silver screen intact. The fanboys are undoubtedly on board, but only time will tell if general audiences feel the same.
Even if the worst case scenario (the film flopping) comes to pass and we never see a Deadpool 2 or Reynolds’ playing Wade in another X-Men project, it’s a miracle that this film happened in the first place. Between the massive blow to the franchise’s integrity that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the necessary R-rating to seven year gap between the release of that film and this one to properly adapt the character in a solo film, this is a film that should not exist. Like it’s blood-thirsty immature protagonist, however, it just wouldn’t die. You’ve gotta hand it to Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, and yes, even Fox, for seeing this one through to the end.
Feast your eyes on the poster below…
Deadpool is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2016. Directed by Tim Miller and penned by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Zombieland), the film stars Ryan Reynolds as ‘Wade Wilson/Deadpool’, Morena Baccarin as ‘Vanessa Carlyle/Copycat’, Ed Skrein as ‘Francis/Ajax’, Gina Carano as ‘Angel Dust’, T.J. Miller as ‘Weasel’, Brianna Hildebrand as ‘Negasonic Teenage Warhead’, and Andre Tricoteux as ‘Colossus’.