The 2015 movie scene finished with a bang with The Force Awakens, and 2016 appears to be a year full of potential cinematic glory. Perhaps the first blockbuster to hit theaters will come early – February 12th, to be exact – when Deadpool arrives. In fact, the Merc with a Mouth started a holiday campaign to peak interest in his film with the “12 Days of Deadpool”, culminating with a new trailer.
It didn’t disappoint.
Here’s a couple of takeaways:
1.) The overall tone of the movie seems to borrow heavily from the comics that made the character so popular, and that’s a good thing. While Ryan Reynolds has been comic book movie kryptonite (see: Green Lantern, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Blade: Trinity) he can bring the snark, which fits perfectly with the Deadpool character.
2.) Will Deadpool acknowledge X-Men Origins: Wolverine as canon? There’s a scene halfway through the trailer that suggests that it just might. It’s a bold maneuver if they choose to go that way, as Origins was an absolute clusterf*ck of a movie and did its damnedest to pretty much character-rape Deadpool. That said, with the comedy level of this movie, acknowledging the Merc’s only other feature film appearance – even as a gag – doesn’t seem far fetched.
3.) How involved will the X-Men universe be in this film? We’ve known that Colossus will play a role, which is awesome in so many ways, but will some other mutants arrive? Fox – like everyone else – is doing its best just to keep pace with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, and if they think they have a hit in Deadpool they would definitely want it the tie-in.
What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited about this movie, or does it strike you as another Fox failure? Let us know in the comments below!
Vaya con Dios!
All opinions are that of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Deck Ape...or anyone else. Arrr!