[If you’re a big baby and don’t want to watch the red band trailer above, you can check out the green band trailer that tones down the adult content and naughty words of curse]
As promised, the first official Deadpool trailer debuted this evening. The red band trailer premiered during Conan on TBS with an extra special TV-MA rating due to its mature content – the show is typically rated TV-14. And with all that it beholds, I can’t say it really warrants the rating to an extreme degree. The language is a tad more adult, but a few sword stabs here and there and gun shot wounds to the head with blood splatters and brains are all that separates the red from the green.
The Deadpool trailer sells the movie fairly well for a less mainstream character than The Avengers or the X-Men. Deadpool definitely feels more fresh than other superhero movies as of late though. He isn’t tied down to a team nor is he obligated to any kind of big cinematic universe; although rumblings of an X-Men crossover is clear with the appearance of Colossus. I’m sure he won’t have a big part, but they’ve left that door wide open for many more possibilities from the X-Men universe – Cable anyone?
It’s a risky movie, and I think that this first Deadpool trailer plays it very safe. I expected a little more breaking of the fourth wall like they did in the teaser for this trailer, but they kept the shenanigans of the character to a minimum. Honestly, I think T.J. Miller had some of the best lines within the whole thing.
What I’ve noticed most about the Deadpool trailer is that it gives off this Kick-Ass vibe. It’s a pretty adult superhero film, with swords, meta commentary, and goofy comedy. Kick-Ass didn’t do as well at the box office, but hopefully moviegoers will give Deadpool a shot. Ryan Reynolds is a funny guy and more recognizable than Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He’s Van Wilder for Pete’s sake.
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Here’s the official plot synopsis for Deadpool, courtesy of the Official 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.
Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus, and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al. The film is set to be released in theaters on February 12, 2016.
Source: 20th Century Fox