By now, most people know Ryan Reynolds is reprising his role as Deadpool, which first drew attention in 2009, when Reynolds debuted as the character in X-Men: Origins Wolverine. This time, Deadpool has his own standalone film with a purported R rating and an actor only to eager to take this superhero to the limits. Ryan's wife, Blake Lively, is equally as excited about the film, as can be seen in the gift she just bestowed upon Reynolds.
The Deadpool trailer that is setting the internet ablaze
A few words should be said about this trailer, and the Deadpool film in general, before embedding the video. First, and most importantly, this is a Red Band trailer for a rated R film, so expect explicit language, blood and violence, and some interesting adult situations. Also expect plenty of laughs and Ryan Reynolds' usual quirky demeanor.
If that teaser didn't make it obvious, Deadpool is an adult-oriented superhero. While Reynolds' character may not be the first to take his obligations as seriously as some, such as Spider-Man with his "with great power comes great responsibility" mantra, he is the first to show his human flaws with such colorful enthusiasm.
It should also be pointed out that, while Deadpool was first introduced in an X-Men film, Deadpool is not a part of that universe. Those expecting a serious entry into the Marvel superhero universe are going to be extremely disappointed. Instead, Deadpool should be enjoyed as a light-hearted farce.
"Deadpool is nothing but tangents and our attitude was just 'Let's embrace him,'" said director Tim Miller.
While jokes do make up a big part of the film's dialogue with up to 20 alternate jokes for each one that ultimately ended up in the film, Ryan says the fights were another thing altogether. In fact, his first look at co-star and his character's foe, Ed Skrein, gave Reynolds butterflies.
"Ed got yoked for the movie," the Deadpool actor says. "I saw his arms and got pretty upset at myself for not working out harder."
For his part, Skrein felt much the same about the final, climactic fight scene as his co-star, comparing Reynolds to Muhammad Ali. Taking the analogy a step further, Ed says he felt like George Foreman.
"Every blow is like a haymaker and I just want to take his head off."
Blake Lively gives husband Ryan Reynolds the best Deadpool gift ever
It can't be denied that Ryan's wife, who is also an incredibly busy professional in her own right, scored big points with her latest gift to the 39-year-old actor. Showing her support in a uniquely wonderful way, Blake presented Reynolds with a hand-crafted Deadpool doll riding a unicorn.
How does Ryan feel about this gift? The caption on his Instagram post, which shows off the present, speaks for itself.
"Nothing says 'I love you' like a felt #Deadpool, holding a chimichanga while riding a Unicorn dressed in ass-less leather chaps. Amaright fellas?"
Lively came across the tamer, more cuddly version of Deadpool on an online Etsy store. The internet-based company, Adora Wools creates needle felt ornaments, cake toppers, and dolls with merino or alpaca wool.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively met on the set of DC Comics' Green Lantern in 2011 and were married in a private ceremony a year later. The couple just celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, James.
Reynolds and Lively avoid the Hollywood lifestyle and much of the limelight, making their home in Pound Ridge, New York.
Deadpool, which stars Gina Carano and Morena Baccarin alongside Ryan Reynolds, is slated to hit theaters on February 4, 2016.
[Featured image by 20th Century Fox]