Note: NSFW Red Band Trailer Below!
First there was the leaked Deadpool test footage that we had heard described in a positive light many times over the years since director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds made it to prove they could. An HD version of said footage also “leaked” quickly thereafter and the response to it paved the way for the film to get a greenlight from studio Twentieth Century Fox and a fast-tracked production schedule to have it release in February 2016, months before the next X-Men film opens in theaters.
Skip forward a year and Deadpool had the most applause-inducing panel of San Diego Comic-Con 2015 where the first teaser trailer played in front of over 6000 fans. A hilarious trailer for a trailer later (see that one here!), and today’s the day the world gets their first real look at official Deadpool movie footage. And it’s perfect!
With Fantastic Four opening in theaters this week, it was a given that Fox would use the opportunity as a platform to release their first Deadpool trailer. Conan O’Brien hosted star Ryan Reynolds this week as well which was advertised to premiere the R-rated trailer. And because of that, Conan had to change the episode to a TV-MA rating. That just goes to show how much is going into ensuring Deadpool is what it needs to be – edgy and different. After all, it’s the first R-rated Marvel property developed at Fox.
Like preview teaser (the trailer for a trailer) where Reynolds sat suited up as Deadpool talking about himself and the disaster that was the first Wade Wilson appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first full Deadpool trailer is based on what was played at Comic-Con. That Deadpool panel began with a similar clip of Reynolds in the same chair, and after the cast came on stage the trailer played resulting in the audience in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center standing up and chanting “one more time.” In an unprecedented way, the presentation schedule was slightly altered so it could be played again. Now we all can watch it (and watch it again). Speaking of which, here’s the adult (R-rated “red band”) version of the trailer:
And since we all love HD screengrabs:
Note how the CGI animated test footage SUV action sequence has been recreated in live-action for the film. It’s almost identical and that scene has held true through every draft of the script. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Official Deadpool Plot Synopsis:
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.
Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller off of a screenplay by Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese and is produced by Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,, and Ryan Reynolds. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand.
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.