Over the weekend, comic book fans from all over the world made their way to the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) to attend panels and get the full convention experience. The 20th Century Fox panel at Hall H were among the most popular panels being held at the SDCC 2015.
Following the debut of Entertainment Weekly’s special Comic-Con issue that features Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with the Mouth, the “Deadpool” director and cast members made a surprise appearance at the Fox panel to talk about their upcoming antihero movie.
During the panel presentation, Reynolds revealed that he is eager to show off his portrayal of the antihero in the “Deadpool” movie as he has been wanting to see the movie grow into fruition for over a decade. “(It’s) the most faithful adaptation of a comic book to a movie I’ve ever seen,” he said of the film. “I’ve only ever done one other proper, actually not proper, superhero movie,” he added, throwing shade at “The Green Lantern”, a movie he starred in but stumbled at the box office.
Among those who attended the “Deadpool” presentation include Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Ed Skrein. Together with Reynolds and director Tim Miller, they took to stage to showcase the first unedited trailer of “Deadpool”. Needless to say, fans went apesh*t-crazy over the trailer, which also received a long standing ovation at Comic-Con. Reynolds and Miller were stunned by the audiences’ reactions and gave each other high fives after the buzzing fans requested the exclusive footage to be shown the 2nd time.
You can check out a leaked version of the trailer at The Daily Beast, or read the footage description (via Screen Rants) below:
- Wade Wilson (Reynolds) being told by his girlfriend Vanessa Carlysle (Morena Baccarin) that he can overcome his illness – to which Wade quipped, “You’re right. The cancer’s only in my liver, lungs, prostate, and brain. All things I can live without.”
- To defeat his cancer, Wade enters something comparable to the Weapon X program (sans any government sponsorship), asking them to do right by him – and, in an obvious cheeky reference to the Reynolds-starring Green Lantern, to not make his new superhero outfit “Green… Or animated.”
- Footage from the live-action version of the ‘leaked’ Deadpool test footage sequence (see: Wade killing mercenary types on the highway).
- Colossus (massive and all CGI) knocking out Deadpool, who then calls his opponent a “big chrome c**k-gobbler.”
- Deadpool killing several armed thugs atop a highway overpass, before he meets Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) for the first time. His response upon learning her name: “What the s**t?! That’s the coolest name ever!”
- In a bit of fourth-wall knocking, Deadpool says “Cue the music,” as a montage of “our hero” acting badly (dancing in a strip club, having wild sex with Vanessa) follows.
- Weasel (T.J. Miller) comments on Wade’s new appearance, with lines like “You look like an avocado that had sex with an older avocado.” Deadpool, upon slaughtering more people, sniffs his guns and turns to the camera to declare: “I’m touching myself tonight.”
Though the footage pleased the Comic-Con audiences, Reynolds took to Twitter to reveal that the studio wasn’t able to release it online as “the VFX shots aren’t done yet”.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 12, 2015
No further details regarding the upcoming trailer has been revealed, but it is expected to please even a wider audience when it is available online in the next 3 weeks.
Directed by Tim Miller, the R-rated movie is based on 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.
“Deadpool” is currently slated for release on 12th Feb 2016.
Sources: Screen Rant