Update: The wait is over. The full trailer for “Deadpool” is finally here, featuring Ryan Reynolds’ take on the Merc With a Mouth.
You can watch the red-band trailer below. WARNING: This video contains graphic language and content and is not suitable for certain viewers. It is NSFW.
Austin360 movie critic Joe Gross weighs in on the trailer below:
A little context: Deadpool was created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Rob Liefeld, back in The New Mutants #98, cover dated February 1991. He was, with Cable, an epitome of Liefeld’s bro-ish character design — lithe and ninja-looking where his enemy, the cyborg Cable, was tank-like (both characters had a lot of pouches, but, as a colleague put it, Cable had enough pouches to look like “a photojournalist in the field”).
Anyway, Deadpool was a pretty straight-forward baddie with a bit of wit here and there, but, in 1997, the character changed into a legitimate anomaly: a genuinely funny, self-aware superhero book at odds with the prevailing look and feel of superhero books at the time. Written by Joe “Big Hero 6” Kelly and drawn by Ed McGuinness, Deadpool, “The Merc With a Mouth,” was a fourth-wall breaking, violent, indestructible wise-acre. He’s been like that, more or less, ever since, a fan-favorite for folks who value a little humor in their comic books have kept an eye on the character ever since.
Looks like this movie will be just that: R-rated wisecracks, ultra-violence of the brains-on-the-pavement variety and yammering at the audience. This is tonal shift for most of the Marvel movies.
Now, “Deadpool” is a 20th Century Fox film, part of the X-Men cohort rather than the Marvel/Disney movies (Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers, etc.). But this is still the first R-rated picture from the superhero stable.
From the trailer it looks like Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, a cancer-stricken soldier who gets his life saved and genes scrambled in something that look a whole lot like the Weapon X program that created Wolverine. (The trailer even uses DMX’s “X Gon’ Give it to Ya,” which was clever). Reynolds even takes a shot at his disastrous turn Green Lantern after he is promised to become a superhero (“Please don’t make the super-suit green… or animated”).
There’s also a nice shout-out to the character’s creator, with Fabian Road and Nicieza Street signs in the deep background.
As for the other characters, Andre Tricoteux shows up as the metallic X-Man known as Colossus and Brianna Hildebrand raises an eyebrow as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a mutant named after a Monster Magnet song. TJ Miller (“Silicon Valley”) plays Wade’s pal Weasel, Leslie Uggams is Wade’s older pal Blind Al and Morena Baccarin plays Wade’s …wife? love interest? named Copycat.
Earlier: A new hero is in town, and he’s breaking all the rules. Deadpool, the masked “Merc With a Mouth,” as he’s known in the comic books, will be hitting the big screen. Eventually.
(For those unfamiliar with Deadpool’s brand of humor, the trailers that follow feature perverse jokes and profanity, so watch at your own risk.)
Ryan Reynolds will be reprising the role, a full six years after audiences caught a glimpse of his original portrayal of the character in “X-Men: Origins.”
Fans of the chimichanga-eating, wise-cracking mercenary-turned-comic hero were no doubt excited when the first “Deadpool” movie trailer was released. But in true form, the red-and-black-clad assassin wasn’t going to give everything away so easily.
In the 45-second trailer released Monday, Deadpool sat in a tall wing back chair, shrouded in darkness. He introduced himself as “a man on an eHarmony date with destiny,” and waited until the last moment to let everyone know that the full trailer would be coming…tomorrow.
On Tuesday, Marvel studios released one last “Fantastic Four” trailer. This one come with a suprise ending, though – after the footage ended, Deadpool appeared on screen, promising that “Fantastic Four” movie-goers would be treated to a viewing of the real “Deadpool” trailer this weekend.
For those who can’t stand the tease, Team CoCo, the people behind Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show, “Conan,” have announced that a red-band version of the official “Deadpool” trailer will be premiered on the show Tuesday night.
Will be the real trailer this time? There’s just no telling.