WARNING - This post contains Deadpool SPOILERS.
Last year, test footage of Deadpool—the foul-mouthed, gun-wielding X-Men character played by Ryan Reynolds—made it's way online and had fans championing the idea of a solo film surrounding the masked antihero.
Shortly after, fans got their wish, a feature film was greenlit and production began on Marvel's Rated-R installment. After some set photos hit the net, a couple of on-set videos have surfaced online, as well.
Although both videos are short, they offer a decent look at what may be two very interesting scenes. AGAIN - These videos contain MAJOR SPOILERS.
In the first video we see Deadpool handcuffed at the wrist, being dragged along by the mutant Colossus—walking side by side with Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). Then we see Deadpool grab his knife and attempt to cut off his own wrist and break free right before the take comes to a halt.
The second video—the one that might contain the biggest SPOILER—shows Deadpool fighting Ed Skrein's villain character Ajax. Take a look at that for yourself:
Production for Deadpool has been taking place in Vancouver, but aside from the film's star discussing Deadpool's canon and the hoped reaction from fans, not a lot has surfaced until recently—the awesome costume photo and a couple of set photos recreating the test footage sequence, as an example. So it is definitely cool to see some filming in action.
What's important to keep in mind is the history between these two characters in the comics—always going back and forth trying to kill each other (and sometimes not accomplishing the task) over the course of a long rivalry, though their dynamic may be different in the film. But taking that into consideration—while the second on-set video seems to reveal what could be the climax of a final battle between Deadpool and Ajax—it's entirely possible that what we're seeing is actually a scene that leads into a much bigger fight between them later on.
Deadpool may be the trickiest character Marvel has ever attempted to adapt to the big screen, partly because the film will be Rated-R—the only way to truly take advantage of what Deadpool has to offer—and partly because the version of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was not well received. The good news is that there is a lot of positive anticipation surrounding the film and fans really seem to be responding well to the details available so far. And let's just acknowledge it: Marvel has been in the zone lately, so if the recent past is any indication, Deadpool has a good chance of being a solid installment.
But hopefully we'll get a better inside look and maybe some additional costume photos in the near future. Until then, let us know what you think about the upcoming film.
Deadpool opens in theaters February 12, 2016.