Ryan Reynolds gave us our first look at the “Merc with a Mouth” when he Tweeted himself in costume for the upcoming Deadpool movie today. After a very disappointing stint as the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, fans will finally see the character the way he was truly meant to be.
With the highly anticipated Deadpool movie set for release in February of next year, Ryan Reynolds decided it best to tease fans by tweeting an official tongue-in-cheek photo of the iconic Deadpool costume a la Burt Reynolds’ – no relation – infamous centerfold in Cosmopolitan. While it is just an image, the tone serves as an indicator of what we can expect from the film. Clearly the team behind Deadpool definitely knows their audience as well as the satirical nature of the character.
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In addition to a sneak peek of the official Deadpool costume, moviegoers were also treated to the launching of the Deadpool movie’s official Twitter as well as a synopsis listed on the Official Deadpool movie website:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Now we know that the film will revolve around Deadpool’s origin story with Taken-esque elements of revenge driving the plot. Although, this is not anything too substantial, it is a lot more information than we have been privy to thus far.
Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa (confirmed on Instagram), T.J. Miller as Weasel (confirmed on Twitter), and Gina Carano as Angel Dust (confirmed on Hollywood Reporter). The film is set to be released in theaters on February 12, 2016.