The new trailer for “Deadpool” is here, and it’s simply brilliant!
Created in 1991 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, “Deadpool” was originally conceived as an anti-hero in the vein of the Punisher.
Fortunately for fans of the “Merc with the Mouth”, in 1997 writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuiness decided to reinvent the character completely, and the sword-wielding, parody machine who lambasted every superhero trope imaginable was born.
The big screen adaptation of Deadpool looks like it will deliver on this premise in a big way, offering fans an ultra-violent, over-the-top, and crazy meta-comedy.
We’re introduced to Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), the man behind the mask, as someone facing cancer in his “liver, lungs, prostate, and brain,” promptly quipping that they are “all things I can live without.”
Upon submitting to the military experiment that promises to save his life, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) has only one request – “please don’t make the super suit green. Or animated!”
Meta-humour? Double check.
Then Deadpool tells the camera to “cue the music.”
Fourth wall breaking? Yes!
The trailer then gave Ryan Reynolds and co. the perfect opportunity to show off their R-rating through a series of crude jokes about Wade’s newly disfigured appearance, and an impressive array of stylish (and gory) violence.
R-rated comedy and violence? Thankfully present.
We’re finally getting an R-rated Deadpool movie – it’s the sort of superhero flick that the adults in the room have been waiting for.
It’s the perfect palate cleanser in an increasingly formulaic genre and is an approach that we haven’t really seen before with the exception of the first Kick-Ass film.
Deadpool has been a real labour of love for Reynolds and I’m relieved that this exuberantly irreverent R-rated superhero flick seems to have the right idea.
And if you want some redband goodness check our the second trailer below: