Fans eagerly awaiting the release of director Tim Miller’s Deadpool, the first solo film anchored by everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth (Ryan Reynolds), are likely pleased with what they’ve seen so far. Leading up to the film’s February release, distributor 20th Century Fox has played up the irreverent origins of the character as he has appeared in Marvel Comics, with a spate of clever advertising over the holiday season, and even more recent TV spots that serve to add feature commentary to popularly broadcast programming.
Reynolds has been effectively sardonic and vulgar so far in his surprising return to the role after his version of the character go the short end of he stick in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As a result, the actor is packing plenty of punch and panache into his performance as Wade Wilson, while serving to offer plenty of additional kick as well – as evidenced by the latest TV spot release.
In the new Deadpool TV spot featured above, Reynolds continues to offer witty quips and offhanded verbal takedowns to match his athletic abilities, while serving alongside fellow X-Men Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Also featured in this latest clip of footage from the new film is a stunning roundhouse kick as delivered to Deadpool’s noted adversary Ajax, in a bit of stunt work that looks to be nothing short of jaw dropping and physically stunning.
In each and every bit of footage released thus far ahead of Deadpool‘s release, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese appear primed to offer one of the best X-Men movies to be released thus far, and look ready to give their featured anti-hero the big screen treatment that he has been denied for so long. Reynolds likewise comes off as more comfortable in the role this time around, as the material which he has to work with has given birth to a more foul mouthed and fun take on the Wade Wilson character – compared to the last time he donned a pair of formfitting, superhero tights (either X-Men: Origins or Green Lantern, take your pick).
By the looks of things, director Tim Miller has things under control, and his Deadpool film could win 20th Century Fox plenty of love and appreciation from fans who have been hoping for a faithful adaptation of the titular Marvel Comics character. However this all plays out when the film sees theatrical release next month, this time around Reynolds will indeed possess the ability to speak, and will not be a mute aberration of Wade Wilson as previously seen on the big screen.
Deadpool will see theatrical release on February 12th, 2016, followed by X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016; Gambit sometime in 2017; Wolverine 3 on March 3rd, 2017; and an untitled X-Men film on July 13th, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
Source: 20th Century Fox