Deadpool Red Band Trailer Reaction: Hit or Miss?
The Merc with a Mouth dropped his first trailer and our panel of experts analyzes it! Was it awesome or too meta for its own good?
Deadpool is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is intended to be the eighth installment in the X-Men film series. The film was directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Andre Tricoteux, and Leslie Uggams. In Deadpool, after being subjected to an experiment which leaves Wade Wilson with new abilities, Wilson hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film inturnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Miller was hired to direct. Principal photography commenced in Vancouver, Canada, in March 2015 and ended in May.
Deadpool is scheduled for release on February 12, 2016, in North America.
- Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool: A disfigured and unstable Canadian mercenary who was once subjugated to an experiment that had hoped to cure his cancer by receiving a regenerative healing factor, which had ended in a disastrously hilarious result.
- Morena Baccarin as Vanessa
- Ed Skrein as Ajax
- T. J. Miller as Jack Hammer / Weasel
- Gina Carano as Angel Dust
- Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead
- Andre Tricoteux as Piotr Rasputin / Colossus: A mutant with the ability to transform his skin into an organic steel. The role was originally offered to Daniel Cudmore who had played the character in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he declined the offer.
- Leslie Uggams as Blind Al
- Jed Rees as The Recruiter