[Warning: This Deadpool trailer preview contains NSFW language.]
Deadpool is the little comic book film adaptation that could, as it went from being stuck in pre-production limbo for several years before (in 2014) it received an official green light and 2016 release date. A full-length (red band) trailer for the film will be released online this week, following the buzzed-about debut of Deadpool footage at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con that provided an unfiltered look at Ryan Reynolds playing The Merc With A Mouth (in all his foul-mouthed, bad-behaving, glory).
The Deadpool movie script was penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) and directed by visual effects specialist Tim Miller, in his feature-length directing debut. Deadpool the movie tells the story behind how special forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Reynolds) went from being a cancer-stricken human to the anti-hero with accelerated healing powers known as Deadpool – a fellow with “a dark, twisted sense of humor,” who goes on the hunt for the man who almost ruined his life.
Deadpool the character is pretty much synonymous with naughty comedy and self-referential humor, and both of those elements are featured in the above preview for the Deadpool full-length trailer. The film X-Men Origins: Wolverine marked the screen debut for Reynolds as the Wade Wilson character, but (as indicated by Reynolds’ alter ego in the video above) Miller’s superhero movie is aiming to present a version of the eponymous character and his world that bears much more of a purist resemblance to the Deadpool comic book universe than the depiction in the Wolverine origins film.
Miller’s Deadpool is unlikely to scale the box office heights of previous X-Men films, as the R-Rated feature probably won’t have similar cross-over appeal (given the ‘extreme’ nature of The Merc With A Mouth and his world). Fortunately, the movie doesn’t have to in order to become a commercial success, seeing as it was produced on a much lower budget than other recent X-Men features (including 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse) – and with that lower cost come additional creative freedom, suggesting Deadpool may uphold the promise of the ‘leaked’ test footage that helped get the project green-lit to begin with.
Supporting cast members in Deadpool include Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Vanessa Carlysle, Wade’s girlfriend; T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) as Weasel, Wade’s best friend; Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) and the relative newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as the mutants Angel Dust and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, respectively; and Ed Skrein (The Transporter Refuled), a fellow that Wade counts among his enemies.
Check back here on Screen Rant tomorrow, to see many (all?) of these characters in action in the full-length Deadpool trailer!
Fantastic Four opens in theaters on August 7, 2015, followed by Deadpool on February 12, 2016; X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit on October 7, 2016; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; Fantastic Four 2 on June 9, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
Source: 20th Century Fox