Judging by the standing ovation and encore the Deadpool trailer received, the “merc with a mouth” stole the show from the X-Men: Apocalypse and even Batman v. Superman trailers at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. Following a pre-recorded segment of the anti-hero himself, Ryan Reynolds then came out and introduced the panel.
Referring to test footage that leaked a few years ago, Reynolds had something to say before the Deadpool trailer played.
“One year ago, some a–hole leaked that footage. You guys made the studio do this; you bent their arms behind their backs. (Deadpool) inhabits a space in the comic universe that no one else will inhabit. It’s an absolute miracle that a studio let us make Deadpool–let alone a rated-R Deadpool.”
Ryan later added, “(Deadpool) is everything we loved about the comics. It’s the most faithful adaptation of a super suit to a comic movie ever, (doing) the best he can to annoy everyone around him 24/7.”
Director Tim Miller concurred with Ryan, saying “the world was ready for something new.”
Reynolds also joked about his former days as the DC superhero Green Lantern, saying the “poorly received movie” was “not proper” comic book fare. With a wink to the audience regarding Ryan’s turn as Green Lantern, Ryan’s character Wade Wilson in the Deadpool trailer says, “Just promise me you won’t make the supersuit animated or green.”
After the trailer was shown, the audience gave an enthusiastic and thunderous standing ovation and chanted, “Show it again!” The trailer was then given an encore.
The Deadpool trailer not only had the audience thrilled, but also X-Men star Nicholas Hoult, who said with a huge grin, “I can’t concentrate because I’m still excited about the Deadpool trailer.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Deadpool star Reynolds tweeted the movie officially finished production on May 29 this year. Not long afterward, surprising news came that the film would be the first rated R superhero film. There was just no other way to stay true to the comic book character without allowing him to drop the f-bomb as needed and also keep the graphic violence.
Producer Simon Kerg said, “Deadpool is hard R. It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.”
Starring Ryan Reynolds, TJ Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool hits theaters February 12, 2016.
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