Deadpool is well known for breaking the fourth wall, practically taking a seat with the audience or joining the comic book reader to comment on what is going on in his own story. Thanks to this week’s release of the Deadpool on DVD, that means more Ryan Reynolds promotion to sell fans on something we already know is awesome.
Cue the Honest Trailer for Deadpool, featuring commentary from…Deadpool
Screen Junkies have made a good name for themselves from the Honest Trailers. From The Avengers to Game of Thrones, they like to have fun and make fun of all your favorite things. The collaboration seems pretty perfect, as all the ads leading up to Deadpool’s theater release had the same humor. Reynolds even comments on how the film “borrowed” their ‘honest names’ bit. I actually love the “youtube comments” readings at the VERY end. Hang on before you move on, like it’s a Marvel movie or something.
Deadpool on Blu-Ray and DVD hit store shelves May, 10th. The sequel is due out in 2017 and you can imagine they’ll be working with a bigger budget after the R-Rated superhero flick made 13 times more than the $58 million they spent to make it.
Deadpool is a force right now at the box office. Two weeks in a row, the “Merc with a Mouth” has dominated any and all competition. Deadpool currently ranks 6th all-time in earnings for a Rated-R movie with $235.4 million in the U.S., #1 is The Passion of the Christ with $370.8 million.
Contributing to Deadpool’s box office success, Captain America himself went to see the film and apparently loved it.
Unfortunately, we won’t see Deadpool teaming up and/or facing off with the Avengers anytime soon. Like The X-Men, Deadpool is a Twentieth Century Fox property while The Avengers are under Disney’s control. There’s no way Disney would allow its stars to drop the kind of “language” that theater goers loved from Deadpool.
A Deadpool sequel is already in the works though (why not) and Cable is set to be involved too. Captain America: Civil Warhits theaters May 6th, 2016.
Some of you probably have Valentine’s Day weekend plans. Dinner reservations, something cute and romantic, a cab sav picked out for the occasion (I would)…Then there’s the rest of us who are severely single and looking for ways to avoid our Facebook and Instagram feeds for an extended period of time. Maybe a pint of Ben & Jerry’s too.
Thanks to some insanely good marketing, Deadpool has my attention for that weekend. Ever since the early August release of the Red Band trailer, Ryan Reynolds and the movie’s promotional team have hit fans of the “Merc with a Mouth” in all the right places. Even on Australia Day, he got some necessary shots in on Wolverine.
Today, the softer side to Wade Wilson emerged along with some super cute chemistry with Morena Baccarin. The clip is pretty adorable and relatively NSFW (so be sorta discreet at the office, jerks).
Go ahead and put me down for 1 ticket to a February 12th screening. If I need to get 2, let me know on Facebook or Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
“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.