Nothing can really prepare you for a truly kick-ass trailer. You can know it’s coming, you can know when, and you know the premise, and somehow you think you know what to expect. But a good trailer will always pull the rug out from under and laugh at you as you sit there feeling frankly a little foolish.
Much like with Suicide Squad, the folks behind Deadpool did their very best to keep the trailer under wraps after Comic Con, but with a project like this it’s about as easy as keeping the merc’ with a mouth himself quiet. So forget any shady footage you might have seen, this is the way Deadpool should be introduced…in all its red band glory. So get yourself a look.
The first thirty seconds of the trailer are an optical illusion of sorts. With the hero’s cancerous prognosis, his doting partner, and the shady offer from a shady man to make him better and better by shady means, you’d almost believe that you were watching a regular Fox Marvel origins film. And then out comes the original test footage that got Deadpool green-lit, except now its got a deeper voice, bigger balls and hair in unsightly places.
But that’s not all. We’ve also got looks at a lot of the other cast members, including Morena Baccarrin as Vanessa, TJ Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Andre Trocoteux as the metallic X-Man Colossus.
With six months to go before it’s release in theatres, this is unlikely to be the last Deadpool trailer we see before February. Although personally I’d be happy with an extended version of this trailer. But I’m a person of simple pleasure.
Deadpool will hit theatres in February 2016. Consider wearing a cup.