Tapping into the darker corners of Marvel’s superhero archive, director Tim Miller took on what many considered to be a risky creative venture when he inked a deal to helm Deadpool for 20th Century Fox, and the filmmaker outlines some of the innate appeal of the gun-toting mercenary in today’s new IMAX featurette.
Swapping the flashy and ostentatious lifestyle of, say, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man for a more grounded and in many ways relatable character, Miller champions Deadpool as Marvel’s true anti-hero who, as he so eloquently puts “lives in a shit apartment and deals with shit people.”
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It’s those heinous people that will be fuelling Ryan Reynolds’ riotous quest for revenge in next week’s superhero romp, and earlier this week a handy infographic was released that allowed fans to distinguish friend from foe in anticipation of the big day.
Yes, February 12 has been long on our collective radar, though it would appear Fox is readying Reynolds’ superpowered mutant for one final hooray ahead of the film’s theatrical bow, crashing Super Bowl 50 with some form of new teaser or some form of viral marketing stint, which, if the campaign hitertho has been anything to go by, ought to be a delightful treat.
Deadpool roars into standard and IMAX theaters on February 12.
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.