Just before Comic-Con started last week, Entertainment Weekly debuted new photos from Deadpool, which gave us a look at the title character himself (Ryan Reynolds), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Copycat (Morena Baccarin), Weasel (T.J. Miller), Ajax (Ed Skrein) and Angel Dust (Gina Carano). Now that the Con has come and gone, 20th Century Fox has released high-resolution versions of these images. The panel and the trailer that was released last week was one of the big hits of the con, with Deadpool riding a wave of positive buzz that should carry it forward to the February 12, 2016 release.
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson. After being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, Wade 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.
The Deadpool trailer leaked online shortly after 20th Century Fox's Hall H panel, which also included The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Victor Frankenstein, Fantastic Four and X-Men: Apocalypse. Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that the official trailer will debut in three weeks. Since the footage shown in San Diego was rather violent, with tons of R-rated language, many are wondering if the studio will release a red band trailer first before debuting it in theaters, most likely with the release of Fantastic Four on August 7.
Ryan Reynolds recently revealed that he has no intentions of starring in any other superhero movie, but he would also come back to play the Merc With the Mouth again in a follow-up sequel. What remains to be seen is if this superhero adventure will also tie in to the X-Men franchise as well. Along with X-Men: Apocalypse, 20th Century Fox is also working on Wolverine 3 and X-Force. It isn't known if there are any current plans to incorporate the Merc with the Mouth into these movies.
Tim Miller directed this superhero spinoff from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. 20th Century Fox hasn't formalized any plans for a sequel just yet, but given the response at SDCC this week, don't be surprised if they are quietly putting together a follow-up already. While we wait for a sequel announcement, check out these photos.