As per modern Hollywood marketing tradition, the pending release of the first trailer for Deadpool is being promoted with… a trailer. Smartly labeled as the “trailer trailer” it features five-time Academy Awards viewer and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds with tongue firmly in cheek as he sends up trailers, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the general silliness of having something called a “trailer trailer.” A lot of people have been looking forward to this, at least those Deadpool fans unlucky enough to not have been at San Diego Comic Con and lacked the basic computer knowledge to find the leaked footage from the same. Yes fans, it looks like tomorrow is going to be a treat.
But why take my word for it? Listen now to the Merc with the Mouth.
Good stuff, considering it was a minute of Deadpool sitting in a chair. I’m still a little in shock that we’re seeing this movie, and that we seem to be getting a version that sticks quite closely to the comic book version of the Deadpool we all know and love. The promo material for Deadpool’s been pretty on target so far, and is at least promising us the movie that we all want – hard R, lots of laughs, meta-commentary, big action, mutants galore!
Will the first trailer stack up? Is it going to make us even more excited about what’s to come? Why is Deadpool smoking a pipe? All these questions and more will be answered, at least in part, tomorrow when the full trailer for Deadpool is released for all to see on Conan. (And perhaps sooner online.) We’ll have the trailer here on Nerd Bastards when its released to the interwebs.
Deadpool will be in theaters everywhere February 12.