Spider-Man may be making all the big headlines this week, but let us not forget that we have a whole world of Marvel that Fox has yet to turn over to the comics giant. Apart from the X-Men, Deadpool is an untapped franchise – one that’s getting jump-started with Ryan Reynolds in the title role. But don’t discount Deadpool just because his name isn’t as big as Spider-Man or any of the other Marvel giants – whatever this movie ends up being, we know it’ll be unique. Given the quality of the test footage that reignited interest in the franchise, audiences will be in for quite the ride come February 12, 2016.
Given that we are only one short year away from the Deadpool movie, Ryan Reynolds saw fit to give our first behind-the-scenes look at the Deadpool costume he will be donning in the film.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 12, 2015
In true Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool fashion, the tweet is goofy and tongue-in-cheek, though it goes a long way to getting people hyped for the costume. This may quash any worries that Reynolds will be dressing up in anything but the iconic comic book costume. We first saw something like this in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. If you’ll recall, apart from the performance from Reynolds at the beginning of the flick, hardly anything in that film was indicative of the Deadpool character, including the costume.
In the first portion of the movie, he lacked his trademark mask (not to mention the rest of the outfit), and at the end, the filmmakers opted to remove his mouth, remove his shirt, and cover his body with lines.
But based on what we saw in the test footage – as well as what’s in Reynolds’s tweet – it’s nice to see they’re content to stick to the comic in terms of the look.
A script for the upcoming Deadpool film was originally commissioned after X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released, but due to the poor performance and reception of the latter film, the former was delayed indefinitely. It was only after the test footage was leaked several months back that it started to gain some traction from Fox. Given the franchise’s tendency to break the fourth wall in the comics, Fox really has an opportunity to open up a whole new world with the Deadpool flick.
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