Ho, ho, ho! It's the 12 Days of Deadpool! And it all starts with a new viral video and EW's exclusive poster from this Marvel movie adventure starring Ryan Reynolds. Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be getting an exciting gift from Wade Wilson himself every day. It promises to be a time filled with joy, and laughter and even some tears. This is all leading up to the big trailer reveal on Christmas day. Here's what Wade Wilson had to say about this holiday explosion.
"Hi, I'm Deadpool. The other guy in a red suit with a lap worth sitting on. I'm here to tell you happy holidays. In the spirit of this most festive time of year, I've decided to release my holiday cheer all over the world. How, you ask? Well, you naughty stocking stuffers, brace yourselves, because starting today, you're getting not one, not two, but twelve glorious days of Deadpool. So sit back, hold onto your ornaments, have a little egg nog...Well, at least that looks like egg nog...And prepare yourself, because it's time for Saint Wade to put the win in winter wonderland."
The 12 Days of Deadpool starts now. Each day a new site is debuting a tasty treat. And on the 25th, the sweetest gift of all, a new Deadpool trailer. We kick things off with the official movie poster, which arrives courtesy of EW. We get a nice crotch shot of Ryan Reynolds suited up in his jolly red suit, brandishing a weapon, dangling there as a big sexual metaphor. It arrives along with the tagline 'Wait 'til you get a load of me.'
To play along with this online advent calendar, you'll have to get up early every morning and open one of your favorite movie and entertainment websites. Following the big poster reveal today, the next day of Deadpool happens tomorrow on People. December 16 sees a gift from Deviant Art. On December 17, we're getting a little something from Empire. Fandango drops it's load on December 18. The dirty folks over at JoBlo will have a gift wrapped and ready on December 19. December 20 will bring something from the viral Deadpool Core site. Mashable will deliver their special gift on Dec 21. On December 22, we'll get that exclusive IMAX trailer. And on December 23, Ryan Reynolds will be sharing the delights of his upcoming adventure movie. Christmas Eve will give us a trailer teaser. And it all leads up to the big Trailer reveal on Christmas morning, which happens on ESPN. Along with the new poster, director Tim Miller had this little stocking stuff to share about the movie.
"The movie focuses on Wade's relationship with Vanessa and it's actually a great love story. But we don't punt the issue of his sexual urges. It's in the comic and it's in our film."
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 is in theaters in time for Valentine's Day this February. Take a look at your first gift. Sorry, we already went and opened it.