Of all the major comic book movies coming to the silver screen in 2016, arguably none look quite as ripped from the pages of the source material as Deadpool. Led by the somewhat perpetually unlucky superhero actor Ryan Reynolds, the film represents a last chance at redemption — not only for Reynolds, but the character of Deadpool himself. Luckily, if the new TV spot for the film is anything to go by, both men may have finally found their groove on the big screen.
20th Century Fox has released a new TV spot for the Merc with a Mouth’s upcoming solo outing that should tantalize even the most casual Deadpool fan. It starts with Wade Wilson — in full Deadpool garb — introducing himself to a taxi driver and explaining that his “future baby mama” has been kidnapped by the villainous Ajax (Ed Skrein), forcing him to finally become a superhero.
One thing this TV spot accomplishes is that it confirms what many of us had assumed the plot of Deadpool would revolve around. The initial trailer for the film showcased Wade Wilson’s relationship with Vanessa Carlysle (Morena Baccarin), and what appeared to be her subsequent capture by Ajax and the members of the Weapon X program — although no one has actually called it that yet. Wilson’s conversation with the taxi driver seemingly confirms that his mission will be equal parts rescue mission and quest for revenge.
Far more interesting about the TV spot, however, is the way it showcases Colossus’ (Stefan Kapicic) involvement in the film. In shots similar to what we have already seen, he definitely appears with Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) on the bridge to meet Deadpool for the first time. One of the most noteworthy aspects of his appearance is the fact that he speaks with a Russian accent, which Daniel Cudmore’s original Colossus never did.
Considering that this film takes place in the same universe as the X-Men films, we’re wondering if any sort of explanation will be offered for the overt differences in Colossus’ appearance and demeanor. Then again, Fox’s mutant universe has never exactly been devoted to maintaining a continuity, chances are they have opted to make the change to the iconic X-Man and just not explain it.
Beyond that what the trailer show us is fairly familiar from previous trailers and marketing promos. However, some of the dialogue has been swapped out in favor of alternate quips or jokes from the red-and-black clad anti-hero. This opens up the possibility that Deadpool has much more humor left to show us when the film finally hits theaters — even from scenes we have already gotten a glimpse of.
Deadpool opens in theaters on February 12, 2016, followed by X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit sometime in 2017; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
Source: 20th Century Fox