Yesterday, Fox released the new red band trailer for Deadpool. It was the culmination of a month long build-up from lead actor Ryan Reynolds over social media. Other celebrities like Hugh Jackman also joined in.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 24, 2015
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.
The red band trailer further disproves initial fears about the film. Unlike the first live action Deadpool in Wolverine: Origins, this new Deadpool won’t be stripped of his R rated, adult humor or love of graphic violence. There’s even an ass joke.
Newer characters are allowed more screen time in the new trailer especially his comic cohorts: Collossus (Andre Tricoteux), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Angel Dust (Gina Carano). Will Angel Dust be more of a villain instead of a glorified henchman as Viper was in The Wolverine? Collossus appears to get more screen time than his previous appearances and Negasonic Teenage Warhead is a great addition that also goes nicely with the renewed emphasis on teenage mutants in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse in May. Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller fill out the cast as their usual love interest and comic sidekick roles.
The experienced cast, funny dialogue and subversion of the typical superhero origin story is making Deadpool one of the most anticipated films of 2016. It opens in most countries in February, including the United States on February 12th.