Wow. That trailer was f&#$!*@ amazing! So good that not only did it receive a standing ovation, the studio was forced to show it again! I can gladly say that all my hesitations regarding this film have been done away with.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Deadpool panel just showed up at Comic-Con, and boy did they deliver. Deadpool is one of the most beloved comic book characters and is finally receiving the movie treatment. The Merc’s wit, humour, ability to break the fourth wall, and unusual death wish make him one of a kind. Fans hoped it wouldn’t be another kiddish PG-13 movie and fortunately, the footage shown at the event justified the R-rating that it had received. Ryan Reynolds has fully embraced the character and clearly hates the Green Lantern movie (“Please don’t make the suit green. Or animated”). The official premise for the movie is as follows :
“After former Special Forces operator Wade Wilson is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, he adopts the alter ego Deadpool to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life, all with a dark, twisted sense of humor.”
The footage starts with the origin story of Deadpool and how Wade Wilson is given a second life after being diagnosed with cancer. What follows is a brutal, hilarious and perfect montage of the Merc himself, showing director Tim Miller’s guts and loyalty to make the film resemble the crazy character as close as possible. Besides Ryan Reynolds, TJ Miller particularly impresses by delivering brilliant dialogue – “You look like Freddy Kruger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah.” It couldn’t be any more badass than that. Nonetheless, the film also boasts of stars like Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Bacccarin and Ed Skrein.
Ryan Reynolds thanked the fans for making sure the movie happened after the leaked test footage by pressuring the studio. He also said :
“I think it’s an absolute miracle that a studio let us make Deadpool, let alone a rated-R Deadpool. No matter what the rating, babies will love this.”
Following the leak of the footage online, Ryan immediately took to his twitter account to say that fans would have to wait for another three weeks before its official release.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 12, 2015
It doesn’t really matter, because that footage was enough to win many, including myself over. The wait for February 12, 2016 is a long and painful one. All we can do till then is sit and accept the fact that none of us will ever be as awesome as the “Merc with a Mouth“.