It’s safe to say that unless Mickey Mouse decides to sell the film rights off, we’re most likely never ever going to get a Deadpool movie. The recent crop of Marvel movies have been PG-13 products, and as fun as they are, that means that certain characters just can’t fit in that family entertainment mold. I was dead set against the idea of Ryan Reynolds ever getting to play the merc with a mouth again, after X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I’m pleased to admit that this little bit of test footage made me feel stupidly wrong about that opinion.
In case you once again can’t see the footage above thanks to some legal-blocking (alternate link here), here’s a bunch of dodgy screen captures instead of the short demo reel above, which director Tim Miller put together a couple of years ago. Needless to say, the attitude and tone of the character is just perfect, and a viable contender for interior car fight of the year, next to The Raid 2: Berandal.
Deadpool is listening, jiving and singing to Gwen Stefani. This is a clear example of is tenuous sanity, early on in the game.
The entire reel is done in CGI, but it is lovely indeed, with Ryan Reynolds providing the voice of the Regeneratin’ Degenerate.
And of course, fourth wall-breaking antics as Deadpool tells people why he wears red.
“Well that’s so bad guys can’t see me bleed”.
Speaking of enemies…
“Let’s hope that these guys are wearing their brown pants!”
A closer look at Deadpool in full. He looks like he was ripped straight from the comics here.
And after a short dive through the skylight of a car filled with targets, Deadpool is ready to rock and roll!
“There’s no easy way to say this…I’m pregnant Trevor”.
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
DIE! DIE! DIE!
“It’s rich Corinthian leather!”
There’s some very cool action happening in the backseat of the car here with Deadpool. No, not like that you sickos.
At this point, Deadpool attempts to take out the driver. By attacking the elbow of the goon with his costumed head. Repeatedly.
But it works, and the car is a wreck!
At which point the final target takes notice, jumps off his motorcyle…
…And opens fire.
Bullets don’t beat gravity, no matter what high school taught you.
Deadpool is somehow still alive as the car rolls, and has even taken the time to write a note.
Which I presume says “heads up”.
You’ll find out why soon.
What? The motorcycle rider is alive and inside the car?
Nope, it;s just Deadpool playing with his decapitated head!
“Crime is the disease, meet the cure! Okay, not the cure, more like a topical ointment”.
And that’s it! Suddenly, the idea of Van Wilder with guns doesn’t sound bad at all. Pity we’ll never get to see this version of Deadpool on the big screen.
Last Updated: July 29, 2014