Is that Marvel‘s “sexiest man alive” gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Bonus Issue?
Sorry to disappoint, but that’s Deadpool, the “katana-swinging, shade-throwing, smart-assies antihero”.
After debuting an official still from “Deadpool”, the spin-off film for the “X-Men” film series, EW uncovered its special Comic-Con issue featuring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with the Mouth on 3rd July (Saturday). The magazine also unveiled another international cover where the iconic characters from Marvel, DC, The Star Wars and Doctor Who Universes were assembled on one single page. The cover was all illustrated by superstar comics artist John Cassaday (of “Star Wars” fame).
Both covers came after EW unveiled its special double-issue Comic Con Preview and debuted a plethora of official “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” stills that featured the DC Trinity (Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman).
“Deadpool” cast members are rumoured to make their appearances at Hall H this Saturday at 20th Century Fox San Diego Comic-Con panel. Prior to their rumoured appearances, Empire Online shared a new official still where newcomer Brianna Hildebrand is featured as Wade Wilson/Deadpool’s BFF, Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
Hildebrand’s character, whose real name is Ellie Phimister, is a fictional character created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. According to Morrison, she was named after the song of the same name by an American stoner rock band, Monster Magnet. First appeared in 2001’s “New X-Men #115”, she possess limited telepathy power, a skill she learnt when she was in Emma Frost’s telepathy class.
The live-action version of the character was first unveiled by Reynolds on Twitter back in April:
Negasonic Teenage Wat-The-Shit?! pic.twitter.com/sUCS7u7BBR
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 11, 2015
No further details regarding Hildebrand’s role in the movie were revealed, but Tim Miller is directing the R-rated movie from a script by “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
The official synopsis is as follows:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Slated for release on 12th Feb 2016, “Deadpool” stars “Gotham” star Morena Baccarin as Vanessa aka Copycat, “Fast & Furious 6” star Gina Carano as Angel Dust, TJ Miller as Deadpool’s sidekick Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, “Game of Thrones” star Ed Skrein as Ajax.