He’s mocked Australia Day, offered medical tutorials for checking one’s private parts, and even laid out plans to crash new week’s Super Bowl 2016 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, but now the Merc with a Mouth has separated friend and foe – or rather, heroes and douchebags – ahead of the imminent release of Tim Miller’s Deadpool movie.
From Ed Skrein and Morena Baccarin to Gina Carano and Stefan Kapicic’s towering Colossus, the image above is handy visual cue for those who are perhaps not as familiar with the source material going into next week’s release.
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Emerging from a testing period in development, Deadpool is the product of Ryan Reynolds’ unyielding commitment to the cocksure mercenary. Having been first presented with a live-action pitch for Marvel’s dastardly anti-hero on the set of Blade: Trinity all the way back in 2004, the actor has been attached to the character for more than a decade, and now, finally, that tried and tested commitment is about to pay off.
Over-confident though that may be, Miller’s R-rated rendition of the vigilante has been garnering overly impressive reviews in the build up to its bow on February 12, with mooted talk of a sequel already doing the rounds – one which would likely swoop in to occupy the spot left vacant by the axed Fantastic Four follow-up.
Deadpool will lay siege to theaters – and, by effect, Valentine’s Day plans – across the country when Reynolds assumes the role of Wade Wilson on February 12. He will be flanked by T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin and Ed Skrein.
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.