Just in time for X-Mas, everyone’s favorite, fourth-wall breaking X-Men character is here to spread cheer and bad influence amongst minors. After the “12 Days of Deadpool” marketing campaign, 20th Century Fox delivered unto us this Christmas morning a gift: A new Deadpool trailer. And yes, it’s better than coal.
The seasonal-inspired red and green band trailers offer a much better look at Tim Miller’s film than the ones we got back in August. Most notably, the effects have been cleaned up a lot, and the humor does a better job of hitting its target. As you can probablly tell from the trailer, Deadpool won’t be for everyone, but it’s inappropriate irreverence is quite refreshing, particularly when you consider that it takes place in the same world as the seriously-minded X-Men films. While the film would seem like a traditionally risky move, Deadpool has no shortage of fans and his popularity has only increased, to a perhaps annoying degree, since the release of the first trailer.
But don’t be fooled by the pre-Summer release date, as Deadpool is far more likely to be one of the year’s earliest hits than it is to be a cult classic along the lines of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Never underestimate the power of juvenile humor and hard R-rated violence! Plus, you can find out more about Deadpool in our handy Comic-to-Film Primer.
See the latest trailer, both the Red Band and Green Band cuts, below:
Read the official plot synopsis below:
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 will leave a trail of swearing body parts and excrement when he dives onto movie screens on February 12th, 2016.
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