As promised, the footage made its debut on tonight’s episode of Conan, where Ryan Reynolds himself lifted the lid on the titular mercenary – replete with a mouth that is decidedly not sewn shut – ahead of his standalone debut early next year. With enough F-bombs and violence to melt the Internet, Tim Miller’s interpretation of the famed anti-hero looks to be the faithful adaptation that Deadpool fans have been dreaming of, with enough winks at the camera to remove any lingering memories of the character’s dreadful turn in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
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Setting the chimichangas to one side for the time being, the footage is an action romp from start to finish, and it’s little wonder that the Comic-Con audience demanded to see the sizzle reel one more time following its Hall H debut last month. Between a nifty triple headshot, Deadpool’s aerial ass-kickery, and a heavy emphasis on Wade Wilson’s “cracking” wit, what isn’t there to love about everyone’s favorite trash-talking mercenary? Superheroes are all so squeaky-clean these days anyway. It’s about time we’re gifted an R-rated bad boy who can break the mold a little bit. Testicle face and all.
Starring opposite Reynolds is Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle/Copycat, while T.J. Miller and Haywire’s Gina Carano will assume the roles of Weasel and Angel Dust, respectively. Finally, Brianna Hildebrand steps into the shoes as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Deadpool’s mutant partner-in-crime.
Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will make his long-awaited standalone debut when Tim Miller’s anti-hero feature blasts into theaters on February 12, 2016.
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.