Since San Diego Comic-Con in early July, Twentieth Century Fox has kept their upcoming Marvel comic book movie adaptations top of mind for fans. While the immediate focus is on next month’s release of Fantastic Four and there are consistent reveals coming from director Bryan Singer for next summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, arguably the most exciting and unique near future release is that of Deadpool.
During their Marvel-focused panel at Comic-Con, Fox’s Deadpool presentation stole the show for its edgy R-rated style and extreme humor. A Deadpool teaser trailer of sorts played at the event that I described while watching it as “perfect.” And very soon, you’ll be able to watch it too!
What we’ve seen so far out of the production is exactly what Deadpool fans deserve and have hoped for ever since Fox first thought about a solo movie based on the character all those years ago – before X-Men Origins: Wolverine released in 2009. The marketing materials to date honor what makes Deadpool (real name: Wade Wilson, a.k.a. the “Merc with a Mouth”) unique. Just look at the costume reveal, and Mother’s Day and Comic-Con photos.
As for the first public release of the official Deadpool trailer, a PG-rated version (dubbed “Trailer A”) was classified just last week, leading us to believe it will release just in time for the theatrical debut of Fantastic Four. An red band trailer is now also listed on the Conan O’Brien late night show schedule to debut when Ryan Reynolds makes an appearance Tuesday, August 4th with the following description:
Ryan Reynolds debuts the new redband trailer for “Deadpool.” We’re filling up his dressing room with chimichangas in anticipation.
Chimichangas, how appropriate!
The Alberta Film Ratings website, the source of the first classification notification, has since added a 14A rated (think R-rated) “Trailer B” which is 17 seconds longer than the “A” version. 17 seconds of profanity and blood, perhaps? Either way, in the next week you’ll get to see Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in action. Perhaps in two different trailers if both release online. Get ready.
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.