Could the new R-rated Deadpool be the redemption of Ryan Reynolds?
After starring in 2011’s critically lambasted Green Lantern movie and portraying a very much PG-13 version of Wade Wilson and later Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds looks poised to break out of his superhero funk and bring life back to his career with this iteration of Deadpool.
The first trailer for the film, which you can see above, was shown exclusively to audiences at this year’s Comic-Con and was very well received. Last night, it finally appeared online and the reception has been over the top positive, signalling a possible resurgence for Ryan Reynolds.
Here, then, are five ways that the new Deadpool movie could bring life back to Reynolds’ comic-book career and put him back on the A-list once again.