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Watch: Ryan Reynolds Is The Merc With The Mouth In First Irreverent, NSFW Trailer For ‘Deadpool’

Watch: Ryan Reynolds Is The Merc With The Mouth In First Irreverent, NSFW Trailer For ‘Deadpool’

The signal-to-noise disconnect within social media, vociferous fan boys, nerd culture and every day moviegoers has been apparent in recent years. It seems the gap is closing and the geeks are close to inheriting the earth. But for every populist super hero movie or blockbuster that has crossed over into mainstream culture (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Jurassic World”), there’s always an outlier; a geek film that doesn’t connect outside the Comic-Con crowd (see “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” “Kick Ass” parts one and two, “Dredd” and “Cowboys And Aliens” to name a few). But as super hero films and the like become the dominant form of big budget entertainment, are we entering an era where there will be far fewer misses than hits?

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In a way, this puts a lot of pressure on 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” spin-off movie “Deadpool.” This is a movie that’s been years in the making and seemingly made at all because of Ryan Reynolds and a boisterous core fanboy crowd. But is “Deadpool,” a minor character first showcased in the terribleX-Men Origins: Wolverine,” big enough to front his own movie? Sure, it’s “X-Men”-related so that has to count for something, but this version of Deadpool is going to be totally different from the one seen in ‘Wolverine.’ The only similarities are the fact that Ryan Reynolds is playing the “merc with the mouth” again. But as “Guardians of The Galaxy” proved, movies made from basically unknown super hero properties can do gangbusters business if they’re good enough. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Co-starring Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, penned by “Zombieland” screenwriters Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese and directed by VFX whiz turned filmmaker Tim Miller, “Deadpool” is due in theaters on February 12, 2016. It’s R-Rated brand of super hero irreverence is obviously going to be a major point of Valentine’s Day counter programming that weekend. But like “Kick-Ass,” is it a little too vulgar, inside geekball and off-putting for mainstream audiences? Or is it just the right mix to keep super hero film hegemony going? The first trailer has arrived so watch below and weigh in with your thoughts.

And by the way, in case you’re wondering, Reynolds isn’t quite sure the world of this 4th-wall-breaking version of “Deadpool” works with the rest of the 20th Century Fox super hero universe. “It would be kind of hard, wouldn’t it?,” he asked rhetorically to ScreenRant. “Because you have a character – let’s say you have a character who knows he’s in a comic book movie, that sort of breaks the fourth wall [and] has a tendency to kind of say people’s real names instead of their characters’ names. How do you introduce that into another universe that…does not do that? So…I don’t know.”



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