A Breakdown of the First Deadpool Footage that Got a Standing Ovation at SDCC

Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 11:58AM
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Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 11:58AM
A Breakdown of the First Deadpool Footage that Got a Standing Ovation at SDCC
While not confirmed, there were a few hints that Deadpool might be a part of Fox's Hall H panel on Saturday, as a bonus cover of the Comic-Con edition of Entertainment Weekly featured the superhero, and Ryan Reynolds, who plays the infamous Merc with a Mouth, tweeted a picture of Deadpool heading to Comic Con. Fans were not disappointed, as Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller, and other members of the Deadpool cast appeared on Fox's Hall H panel, which also featured the very first look at the greatly anticipated movie.

The trailer was definitely intense, and really just a whole bunch of awesomeness. It also featured a glimpse into the origins of Deadpool, showing his past as a terminally ill soldier who was offered a way to cheat death, which included giving him superpowers such as regeneration. However, this proverbial deal with the Devil came at great cost, and resulted in the disfiguration of his face.

Here's some of the dialogue from the trailer - in it, you might notice a jab at the last time Ryan Reynolds took on the role of a superhero in a not so super superhero movie:

Opening quote
"I'll do this if you do right by me. So please don't make my superhero suit green. Or animated!"
"You are difficult to look at." "Yeah, I know. Like a testicle with teeth."
"You are haunting. You look like an avocado that had sex with an older avocado."
Closing quote


The trailer also had a few familiar faces from Marvel Comics, as X-Man, Colossus, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead all made an appearance. It also featured Morena Baccarin as Wade's girlfriend, Vanessa Carlysle, or Copycat, T.J. Miller as Weasel (who delivers all the hilarious jabs at Deadpool's looks), and Gina Carano as Angel Dust. 

Deadpool, joining the few superhero titles to earn an R rating, certainly doesn't tone down it's graphic content, staying true to the source material. All the characters swear like sailors and make extremely crude (but hilarious) jokes, and the violence is swift and brutal, with a snarky twist. In the trailer, rap music was playing in the background, and Deadpool was so quippy and light on his feet that it looked like he was dancing to the music rather than breaking necks. 

It was met with great excitement, as the crowds in Hall H gave it a standing ovation and cheered for an encore. From the few moments of footage we were able to see, it looks like Deadpool is set to be a fantastic film. You can catch Wade Wilson breaking the fourth wall when the film premieres on February 16, 2016.
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