One of the strangest superheros of all time is getting his own feature film, and it’s not Herbie Popnecker. You got it in one guess: it’s Deadpool. This movie is proof that studio execs go to comic cons, because they’ve clearly seen all the Deadpool cosplay going on. There are so many of them at some conventions that they form Deadpool conga lines that thread their way across the convention floor.
Ryan Reynolds stars in the titular role (and we’re sure he’d giggle being called ‘titular’.) In the comics, the healing factor they give him that saves his life from the cancer invading his body also makes him bonkers, and Reynolds doesn’t hold back. In fact, he rubs it all over himself until he positively reeks of cray-cray – but that’s perfect for the Merc with a Mouth.
Wade Wilson’s famous mouth is the source of two of our favorite lines from the trailer:
“You’re right – the cancer’s only in my liver, lungs, prostate and brain. All things I can live without.”
And a clear reference to Reynold’s previous role as DC’s Green Lantern: “And please don’t make the super-suit green. Or animated!”
Marvel released not one, but two trailers. There’s the “green band” trailer, which contains no nudity and no bad language, and lightens up on the sexual innuendo. They call this one the “SFW” version, and this is the one that was shown to the audience at the San Diego Comic-Con last month.
Then there’s the “red band” version which is most definitely the “NSFW” version, but we’re pretty sure the red band version is more true to the actual content and tone of the movie.
So just so we’re clear, this one is the red band version that you should absolutely not play at work (unless you own the company or work from home):
And this one is the green band version, which you should look over your shoulder before watching at work anyway, because it’s just as violent and loud:
Deadpool from 20th Century Fox stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and Gina Carano. It looks like it’s going to be more fun than a whole freight carton of chimichangas.
It also looks like it’s going to make up for the unintentional entry in the disaster movie genre called Fantastic 4, but doesn’t actually hit the theaters until 2016 – wait, what? We have to wait until February 12 of 2016?
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