The superhero world is in a flux. Practically every other month, we meet a comic book favourite come alive on screen. Last month, we met insect-sized Ant-Man whose superstrength is that ants got his back, and now we are being introduced to Deadpool who has as many R-rated jokes up his sleeve as he has blood-drenched stunts.
So, ladies and gentlemen, or rather nerds of the world, here's Deadpool in all his red-drenched glory in the trailer premiered on Conan O'Brien's show on Tuesday night. The trailer was first shown at Comic-Con and recieved a standing ovation. The USP of this cult character, played by a non-romantic Ryan Reynolds, from a cult comic series is that he is non-generic. As the fans know,
is not like your typical Marvel/DC superheroes and that plays well on screen.
Faced with a cancer which will soon kill him, former Special Ops soldier-turned-mercenary Wilson Wade accepts an offer to become a superhero. The transition scars him for life but can do nothing to his dark and twisted sense of humour.
Before he goes in for the life-altering procedure, his he this to say, “Just make sure you do right by me, so I can do right by somebody else. And just don’t make my suit green, or animated!”
After the experiment, Wade is not exactly a sight for sore eyes. This is how the trailer describes it, "You look like Freddy Kruger face-f—ed a topographical map of Utah," or, "“You are haunting. You look like an avocado had sex with an older avocado.”
Deadpool has been directed by Tim Miller and stars Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein and Brianna Hildebrand.
Note to parents: Don't introduce your children to this particular superhero, he ain't Super-Man.
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