Comic-Con 2015 is over, and for a lot of fans in attendance, the highlight of the convention was Fox's Deadpool, the X-Men movie spinoff about a motor-foul-mouthed assassin with an horrific cancer-induced healing factor, looking for revenge on the man who turned him into a Wolverine-style living weapon.
During Comic-Con, the Hall H audience was treated to a Deadpool movie trailer that contained all of the hilariously explicit banter and hard-R action that fans wanted to see, and the results went over overwhelmingly well. The general public is now waiting to see the official Deadpool trailer for themselves - but until it's released, we can comb over a gallery of hi-res Deadpool images, which preview a lot of what is seen in the trailer.
As a second bonus, we have some first-look photos for X-Men: Apocalypse, which reveal the official designs and costume of the titular villain, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) - as well as iconic X-Men ladies Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn). Finally we have a full portrait of Fox's Marvel universe cast, including the big-name actors starring in Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Fantastic Four.
Deadpool Hi-Res Images
Most of these images we see come from the now-famous Deadpool highway fight sequence. This particular scene was what director Tim Miller used for a proof of concept video to pitch Fox on the film; that same video later leaked online, inspiring the massive swell of fan support that eventually got Deadpool greenlit in full, hard-R glory. The sequence has been recreated for the full-length film, and is a fun featured moment of the Comic-Con trailer.
Other Deadpool photos highlight the supporting cast, which includes:
- Monica Baccarin as Vanessa/Copycat, Wade Wilson/Deadpool's girlfriend who is a shape-changing mutant criminal in the comics.
- TJ Miller as Weasel, Deadpool's tech support sidekick / foul-mouthed banter buddy.
- Gina Carano as the enforcer known as Angel Dust.
- Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a young psychic with precognitive powers. Here she's seen clearly displaying the X-Men uniform.
- Ed Skrien as Ajax, a former acquaintance-turned foe of Deadpool, who went through a similar transformative process to become a living weapon.
While the X-Men: Apocalypse teaser was shown at Comic-Con 2015, it was in unfinished form and didn't have the full impact of what this followup to Days of Future Past is going to be like. The biggest takeaway was an official look at Star Wars 7 actor Oscar Isaac in official costume as iconic villain Apocalypse, as well as geek girl icon Olivia Munn in costume as iconic X-Men character, Psylocke. The other big talking point was the look of Storm (Alexndra Shipp); she was revealed to be sporting the mohawk punk look the character wore in '80s X-Men comics.
Thanks to EW, we now have a preview of these key elements, before the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer is officially released.
Some final photos show returning X-Men movie characters in new situations. We have Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) partnered with Quicksilver (Evan Peters) in an X-Jet; Michael Fassbender's Magneto looking like life hasn't been a beach since his defeat in DoFP, and a look at the new Cerebro, with Prof. X (James McAvoy) returning old friends like Mystique and Moira Mactaggert (Rose Byrne) to the X-Men fold.
As a larger preview of Fox's burgeoning Marvel movie universe, here's an EW portrait of the big stars involved in X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Fantastic Four - Channing Tatum thrown in for good measure to promote the upcoming Gambit solo film. It's a strong lineup of talent, but with the scope of the DC Extended Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe about to increase exponentially in 2016, it still remains to be seen if Fox's Marvel Universe can keep pace. If not, there's always that Avengers/Wolverine team-up to pursue...
Fantastic Four opens August 7th, 2015, Deadpool on February 12th, 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016, Gambit on October 7th, 2016, Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3rd, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on June 9th, 2017, and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018. New Mutants is also in the work without a release date.