Not one, but two trailers for Deadpool arrived late last night.
Getting a second chance to view the nearly 3-minute long opus, there are a few reasons why this is one of the most anticipated comic book adaptations ever.
First, casting. Ryan Reynolds was born to play Wade Wilson, the man who becomes the snarky assassin Deadpool. Even with his face completely covered, you get real character out of his performance.
And while most comic-based movies are taking the path of Batman Begins, I think many of us are sick of the “Why so serious?” approach to the characters. Deadpool could be the beginning of a new era of comic book movies that actually feel like an authentic comic come to life (as I’ve stated before, look at Deadpool’s animated eyes, which looks astounding).
Also impressive is the sword play, which will give us all a break from the gun fights. If you’ve seen Shoot ‘Em Up, you have an idea of how watching an hour and a half gunfight can become a bore. Mixed martial arts mixes it up, literally.
Lastly, while there’s clearly CG blood, it looks like it’s utilized in a blur, making it less jarring. Also, you’ll note some actual chunks of head flesh dripping on the ground, which juxtaposes any fake blood used.
All of this is shown in the below screen grabs – over 75 of them! – nabbed from the red band trailer.
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’.
“Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, ‘Deadpool’ tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”
Deadpool blasts into theaters on February 12, 2016.