Would Deadpool wishing you a “Happy Year of the Monkey” really be all that out of place? After all, where hasn’t Deadpool been popping up lately? We’ve spotted him in TV spots for Australia Day, during The Bachelor, and now in two new spots for Hong Kong and Taiwan. In true Deadpool fashion, mainland China has banned the movie due to excessive violence, but the Hong Kong and Taiwanese movie markets have given the film the green light. But has the marketing for the film finally been pushed to the point of no return?
A big reason behind Fox‘s mass marketing of the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ is probably to give the character the introduction into the MCU that he deserves after his cringe-worthy first appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It would be an understatement to say that all the publicity is working: based on early box office projections and positive word of mouth response from early fan screenings of the film, rumors of a sequel have already been making the rounds.
While the newest TV spots didn’t really reveal any new film footage, Fox also released a new Deadpool clip that featured more of that signature satire humor that the character is famous for. The clip features a face-off between Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), Colossus (Stefan Kapičić), and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), versus Ajax (Ed Skrein) and Angel Dust (Gina Carano).
And of course, we can’t neglect to mention the latest Deadpool campaign… it’s something you just have to see for yourself to believe.
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Deadpool hits theaters February 12, 2016.