Earlier this week, Ryan Reynolds shared a photo on his Twitter page that showed the actor in his full Deadpool costume, along with a group of kids dressed up as X-Men mutants. Today, the Deadpool star took to social media once again to share, "the behind the scenes video of the making of a photo you may or may not have seen." While the kids all seemed to be having a good time in the photo, they aren't quite as enthusiastic in this video, with some even poking fun at the actor's past superhero endeavors.
The three-minute video shows the Merc With the Mouth asking these "mutants" what their super powers are, as a young Mystique adds, "Aren't you Green Lantern?" I won't spoil his response, but it's certainly something one would expect Deadpool to say. The YouTube description reveals this is a "Deadpool documentary," so perhaps this video is just the first installment in an extensive viral video campaign, but we don't know for sure.
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 has already been confirmed to be part of the X-Men movie universe, but many fans are wondering how he will fit into that world, especially after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. That movie united the younger stars from 2011's X-Men: First Class with their present-day counterparts from the original X-Men trilogy. X-Men: Days of Future Past essentially reset the entire franchise's timeline, creating a whole new "present day" that brought Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) back to life, after she was killed in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.
After next year's X-Men: Apocalypse, it isn't exactly clear what direction 20th Century Fox plans on taking with the franchise, but the studio also has another spinoff, Gambit, in the works, which is currently set for release on October 7, 2016. Until 20th Century Fox can figure this out, though, perhaps Ryan Reynolds can keep going on adventures with these pint-sized mutants, as we wait for the February 12, 2016 release of Deadpool. Take a look at the actor's Halloween video below, along with the photo from earlier this week.