20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for director Tim Miller‘s Marvel Comics adaptation Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds stars as the titular comics character in the 20th Century Fox film, which will tell Deadpool’s origin story. He begins as Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who is left with accelerated healing powers after a rogue experiment goes wrong. A red mask subsequently covers up his terribly scarred face, but sense of humor is unscathed as he cheerily goes out for revenge.
This theatrical trailer doesn’t differ from the red band version that much–there’s probably only a couple of lines that aren’t the same–but it’s still quite effective. Based on the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and really most of Marvel Studios’ output, audiences are clearly down for superhero movies that are funny, but Deadpool will test whether they’re game for an R-rated superhero comedy based on a Marvel Comics character. But aside from the humor, the trailer also shows that Miller handles action quite well, and it’ll be nice to see a comic-book movie in which the hero (or antihero in this case) isn’t fighting to save the entire world for a change. What do you think, folks? Do these two trailers deliver on the promise of a movie you’ve been anticipating for years now?
Check out the theatrical Deadpool trailer below, and click here to watch the red-band trailer. The film opens February 12, 2016, and also stars Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand, and Gina Carano.
Here’s the official synopsis for Deadpool:
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.