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.