'Deadpool' Early Movie Screening Gets Praise, Ryan Reynolds Surprises Fans -- The X-Men Connection [Spoilers]

There was an early Deadpool movie screening on both coasts, and it got great praise from fans. It was originally thought to be a short amount of footage, but fans were surprised that it was a screening for the full movie, according to Collider. Reactions filled the social media sphere.

Although it's a matter of opinion, but according to a YouTube review of the early movie screening at the Hybrid Network, one of the commentators who has already seen it twice thought the humor was good.

"Because normally, like, some the jokes in these movies, like I kinda just roll my eyes, but this movie I think was all good. The humor."
Deadpool director Tim Miller was at the Los Angeles screening while actor and star Ryan Reynolds was in New York. Marvel's Stan Lee joined Miller as well as Brianna Hildebrand, who played Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the film. Also, Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese joined the group alongside creator Rob Liefeld and producer Simon Kinberg.

With praise given by many, this seems to bode well for a comic book movie with an R-rating. This has been a nicely done achievement on the part of Ryan Reynolds and Miller. This project was seen as a major challenge and a risk with such a rating. Considering the reviews and praise on Twitter about this early movie screening, it could do well when it opens, according to Collider.

"Deadpool marks a major step for the superhero genre as a whole, carving out what could become a new niche in the superhero movie realm that allows filmmakers to tackle more difficult or adult material in the form of an R-rated film."

This wasn't the first screening either. Back in October, Deadpool had a screening session as well, and according to Outerplaces there was a spoiler revealed and it also received praise.

A viewer was wondering what was going on in regards to what time period in which Deadpool took place, whether or not it picked up where X-Men: Days of Future Past rebooted things for the mutants, and if Wade Wilson is involved in that continuity. One thing to note, according to Nick at Hybrid Network, there is no Wolverine in the movie.

Also, the film showed Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead attempting to recruit the Merc with the Mouth to the X-Men team, and at the end of the film, shows Deadpool on his way to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

"I think I was a bit confused as to when this movie took place, it seemed like modern day but I wasn't sure how far after the Days of Future Past timeline fix. Stan Lee's cameo in the strip club was also pretty funny."

This brings up Marvel's "it's all connected" saying, and Bustle explains the connection between Deadpool and the X-Men.

In the Wolverine spin-off X-Men Origins, Ryan Reynolds starred as Deadpool minus the suit. Reynolds did say the one he now portrays is in no way related to that one and hardly representative of the same character in the comics.

In the comics, Deadpool was first introduced to the New Mutants in the early 90s. Although Wade Wilson was never a mutant, he was part of the Weapon X program, which was the same program Logan/Wolverine had been involved.

That said, with the introduction of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the trailer, it's only "hypothetical," according to Bustle, that Deadpool is in the same X-Men Universe. Also, notice that the young mutant in the movie trailer is wearing a uniform similar to that of the New Mutants comics as well. This can be compared to the Marvel Wikia.

Also, do you think X-Men Apocalypse may hit the "reset button" again like that of X-Men: Days of Future Past and create yet another continuity from the 80s?

Another Deadpool early movie screening viewer, according to Outer Places, mentioned that due to the "graphic nature" of the film it allowed the creative juices of the crew to create some amazing stunts and action sequences.

"My overall opinion of the movie though: it's really freaking awesome. Ryan was born for this role. The characters were great, apart from the villains, and their interactions were well written. The action sequences unlike anything in a comic book movie before, probably because of the graphic nature of the character."
Fans and their reactions came via Twitter, and Games Radar posted quite a few responses.

"Just saw early screening of Deadpool. The movie is f**king amazing. Everything I was hoping for from the Merc with a Mouth!"

There was even mention of an end credits content.

"And like all marvel movies, make sure you wait for the tag at the end of the credits! Self aware and referential, perfect Deadpool."

The Deadpool movie, starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with the Mouth, debuts on February 12.

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