The Deadpool Trailer Is What Everybody Wanted

Last night, Ryan Reynolds brought the Deadpool Red Band Trailer to CONAN on TBS and premiered it for all…of course after giving Conan O’Brien a massage with Panda tears.

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Yep. Panda tears.

If you were on the internet while watching the interview, you probably caught the trailer already…but when isn’t Ryan Reynolds entertaining (outside of Green Lantern)? Unless you were at Comic-Con or like me and eager for bad bootleg copies of the San Diego screening, last night was your first chance to see “The Merc with a Mouth”. Before introducing the trailer, Reynolds took one more shot at Green Lantern, just to let the you know he thinks it sucked too. Then he let it roll…

“And please don’t make the super suit green…or animated.”

Fans have waited for this thing to become a reality for a long time. We were teased by the X-Men Origins version, also portrayed by Reynolds, that left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths…because they took his away.

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The 2 minutes and 54 seconds we’ve been provided is already better for the geek’s pallet. And thank Stan Lee/God they made this an R-Rated movie. I don’t need Deadpool to be marketed with Burger King collectibles or the Toys aisle at Target. I need a gory and explicit flick, that’s already proven to work with the Daredevil Netflix series.

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I am also excited by the ties to the X-Men universe. In the trailer, we get a good look at Piotr Rasputin, aka Colossus…

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But there’s also a shot of another “must-be important” character as well. After a quick glance at IMDB, we can identify her as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, named after the Monster Magnet song. She’s a telepath who receives premonitions and precognitive nightmares.

What I’d love to see is an X-Men: First Class style Wolverine cameo. You may have hated the Origins flick, and maybe that would give you shell shock, but I didn’t. I personally loved the back-and-fourth between Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber’s Sabertooth. He was one of the more underrated Marvel cinematic villains that I want to be reprised in future X-Men Universe films. Give me one of these Logan quips and I’ll be good with that too…

Makes sense considering Deadpool the same way that Wolverine was, and Reynolds brought that up twice in his interview with Conan.

Lastly, TJ F’n Miller…

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“You look like an avocado had sex with an older avocado.”

Your R-rated comedy action movie gets a significant bump when you add TJ Miller to the equation. He has the perfect combination of appropriate inappropriateness that works well with Reynolds’s brand of humor.

Are you as pumped for Deadpool as I am? Sure you are. Lets talk about it some more on Facebook and Twitter

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Superhero Poll: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ or ‘Captain America vs. Iron Man’

Ant-Man premiered last night, and it was good…Oh, was it good.

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The film does an excellent job maintaining an upbeat tone. May even be more of a comedy, but that’s refreshing coming off of Age of Ultron. Paul Rudd was definitely the right choice, Evangeline Lilly was a badass, and Michael Pena steals the show. Aside from some really awkward editing and cutaways, Ant-Man wasn’t the “doomed movie” people expected it to be. As you probably know, the #1 rule to Marvel films is to not leave before the credits are over (besides Ultron). Fans looking forward to what’s next get an excellent tease for the upcoming installment for “Phase III” of the Marvel Universe. While Marvel Studios wasn’t as prevalent at Comic-Con San Diego this year as it has been in the past, Ant-Man provides enough promotion and a taste for Captain America: Civil War. 

DC, on the other hand, put on the full-court press for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The epic trailer, which looked even cooler in IMAX before Ant-Man, has fans buzzing and excited for the Dark Knight and Man of Steel to finally throw down.

“Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.” Speak for yourself, Laurence Fishburne.

You may recall that there was already a battle between Marvel and Warner Bros for their movies’ release dates in 2016. Both studios had a staring contest while eyeing May 6th, and the WB flinched by moving Superman v. Batman up to Easter weekend, March 25th. While the rivalry in the box office will be interesting, the fights on the screen are what we care about most.

Batman and Superman will be fun, but what about Captain America vs. Iron Man? We saw the tension between the super-soldier and the self described “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist“. While Steve Rogers and Tony Stark duke it out, we get to enjoy it…like Thor will from up in Asgard.

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So which of the two superhero clashes are you looking forward to the most? Vote here and let’s talk about it on Facebook and Twitter!