20th Century Fox isn’t wasting a hot moment in the marketing push for “Deadpool.” After the embargo lifted last night on reviews (read ours), the studio has dropped an action-packed Super Bowl spot that — warning — contains some footage from the film’s climax, so if you want to be spoiler free, maybe skip this ad. 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.
“Deadpool” opens on February 12th. Watch the Super Bowl spot and IMAX featurette below.