Tonight, 20th Century Fox did something that only hours before seemed impossible: they presented footage that excited the audience in attendance more than the WB/DC footage shown earlier that day. Sure, the new Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials looks great, as does the James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliff starrer, Victor Frankenstein. However, there were three properties that everyone came to see and Fox delivered the goods with X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, and the long-awaited Deadpool. One of these is definitely not like the others and it was this footage that truly had the crowd screaming. So, sit down, grab a fucking chimichanga, and get ready to read about what is sure to be the first hard R-Rated superhero blockbuster ever made. You know him, you love him, he loved you (and you have the stains to prove it), ladies and gentlemen, the Merc With a Mouth was in full glory on the Hall H stage to present footage from Deadpool.
Alright, alright, it wasn’t necesarily Deadpool, per se, but there wasn’t a single person in that audience of thousands that walked away tonight feeling like Ryan Reynolds was not born to play the man who started life as Wade Wilson. Reynolds emulated Wilson with every quip, every comment, hell, even with every hair on his head. Between the video introduction that was presented to the audience and the actual trailer, there was no doubt that this would not only be R-Rated but that it would be every single thing that Deadpool fans have been waiting for since, well, since the creation of Deadpool. Let’s talk about that footage:
The footage opens with Wade talking to Vanessa (his girlfriend) about the cancer he has just been diagnosed with. As Vanessa tries to comfort Wade, insisting that they can get through this, he quips “sure, it’s just in my liver, lungs, prostate, and brain, all of which I can live without”. Wade’s physician asks that he not do anything rash. Of course, the next scenes shows Wade doing something rash, in taking part in some medical experiment that will make him a better man; a superhero. Wilson agrees, with the condition that the suit not be green or animated. As he is undergoing the process, an explosion rips through the lab. If you have seen the animated scene that was leaked last year (“Almost a year to the day that some asshole leaked that footage,” according to Reynolds, who left out that it was more likely than not he that leaked the footage), you would have recognized the next few moments of the trailer was a live action reproduction of the animated footage.
From here, Deadpool winds up on a freeway as Colossus grabs him and throws him against a car. This is when Deadpool meets Negasonic Teenage Warhead (“Negasonic Teenage what the shit? That is the coolest name ever!”). Deadpool then looks directly at the camera – “Cue the music”. The audience is treated to several sequences involving TJ Miller’s Weasel as he and Deadpool discuss what Wilson now resembles (“I look like a testical with teeth” – Wilson; “You look like Freddy Krueger face fucked a topographical map of Utah” – Weasel. You get the idea.), as well as an awesome fight montage and what appears to be a pretty passionate scene between Wade and Vanessa. The footage ends with Deadpool doing a slo-mo flip over a car as he fires his guns into the head of a line of bad guys, lands, inhales the smoke from the barrel of the guns through his nose an exhales the smoke through his mouth. “I’m touching myself tonight,” he promises before the screen cuts to the title card.
Okay, Deadpool trailer is out now. It Leaked moments after typing this, you’re gonna wanna watch it before it gets taken down. It may be shakily filmed and not of the best quality but you will be able to see for yourself exactly how R-Rated this footage was but rest assured, this isn’t some PG flick trying to disguise iteself as something more. If you could go a step above “red band” on a trailer, that is where this footage would live. And, in case you the point has not been driven home hard enough, the fans wouldn’t have it any other way.
Deadpool hits theaters, and whatever else he fucking wants to hit, on February 12, 2016.
Were you in the hall for the trailer? On a scale from taco to chimichanga, how excited are you for this one?
*UPDATE: YouTube channel Flicks And The City has posted a video of the full Deadpool panel: