Tim Miller and Simon Kinberg Break Down the New Deadpool Christmas Trailer

Monday, 28 December 2015 - 4:48PM
Deadpool
Monday, 28 December 2015 - 4:48PM
Tim Miller and Simon Kinberg Break Down the New Deadpool Christmas Trailer
Deadpool fans got a wonderful Christmas gift in the form of a new Deadpool trailer, and now director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg have done a hugely extensive trailer breakdown, revealing lots of interesting tidbits about the film in the process.



First, Miller revealed that the "pre-post-apocalyptic Detroit" location was meant to be in a very different corner of the X-Men universe, somewhat similar to Marvel's Daredevil:

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I always like the way the writers described the city in the script which was 'a pre-post apocalyptic Detroit'. And that's about as specific as they got. And I liked that. You know, it doesn't say that it's anywhere specific. I think there are some certain geographical clues in our story in that everybody knows that the X-Men live in upstate New York-ish and so we can't be too far away. But the idea was that it should look like a shitty place because you want to set Deadpool and his world apart as something different: grittier, nastier, you know, more like Daredevil where it's down in the streets where he's dealing with small-time shit that the X-Men and their shiny hi-tech world don't deal with.
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He also assured fans that Negasonic Teenage Warhead would be much more vocal in the film than she has been in the trailers thus far:

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I think Deadpool wishes she'd keep her mouth shut more than she does in the film! Because she's quite snarky. But, you know, her whole attitude is this disaffected teen who thinks Deadpool's just a douchebag. And so that's her whole attitude. She's really not that silent in the film or at least she's silently surly because she just can't be bothered to engage with this asshole. That's the basics of her personality: silently shaming, judgmental personality.
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Vanessa, on the other hand, is exactly as advertised, as Miller insists that she is no damsel-in-distress, but rather is even stronger than Wade:

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Is there such a thing as a conventional relationship, because I think every love is different! When we cast her in her role in the film, again we stayed true to her origin in the comic, but I really wanted somebody who could keep up with Wade, because there really has to be a reason for these people to fall in love. And he's so unique a character that she had to be unique too. Personally, I never understood the man who wants to find the wife who's just going to do what he says and adore him and things like that and she was never meant to be the damsel in distress sort of relationship, it was always meant to be a woman that could keep up with him. Or, in many ways I think you'll see in the movie, she's a lot stronger than he is and that was always the goal. I love super-strong female characters. And incidentally, as we're screening the film, the women love it. The love story is really strong. Real strong.
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And, for Marvel Comics fans, he discussed the ways in which Colossus will be true to his comic book counterpart:

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We got a big old fight with him in the third act which is great. He's always been one of my favourite characters just because he's just so visually impressive and you know, when you're a comic book reader, the writing's important, but also you want these incredible looking characters and action and I always loved him from my early days collecting comics. But to me he was always this giant behemoth, and to do it as sort of a normal-size guy didn't seem to fit the character, and more importantly I think we got a lot of value out of him being larger than life and, you know, this fantastic physical presence in – and I mean fantastic like otherworldly – this otherwise very grounded film. And he really connects us to the X-Men universe too which is a good thing in small doses.
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And what was up with Deadpool's cheeky assertion that he was carrying out a "Christmas hitlist?" According to Kinberg, the movie takes place on Christmas, at least in some sense:

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I guess I would say - without ruining anything - it's Christmas for his character. But his character isn't necessarily connected to all of the reality of our world. But we did plan the film to be a heartwarming holiday classic - we had to work Christmas in there!... There's so many people that are on his naughty list that he is hunting down for reasons we can keep mysterious and then you can discover when you watch the movie. But yeah, it's the equivalent of a serial killer or FBI agent's wall of targets and we watch him go after them.
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Kinberg also discussed the facility that transforms Wade Wilson into Deadpool, which Miller describes as a "poor man's Weapon X":

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We'll keep some of it a secret, but it is a facility: it's a workshop where Wade has willingly come to try to fix his life but it gets a lot more broken. And it's sort of a big turning point in the movie for his character.
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And finally, Kinberg claimed that T.J. Miller, who plays Weasel, improvised throughout filming, and described a particularly hilarious set of takes surrounding Deadpool revealing his face:

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For that particular moment that he's reacting to seeing Wade scarred for the first time, I mean, he just went and went and went. Honestly... There was one take that was probably ten different versions of it - they were all improvised and were all fucking hilarious. And they're so specific and insane and I think could only come out of T.J.'s brain. Like, eventually a gag reel or something on the DVD somewhere we'll put it all together and just show some single takes of it and you can see how gifted and scary his brain is.
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I'll just say this: the outtakes for this movie are going to be awesome.

Deadpool hits theaters on February 12.
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