While X-Men: Apocalypse has already been confirmed as part of 20th Century Fox's epic Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11, we have not yet heard who else is participating in Comic Con 2015. Well, Ryan Reynolds is a safe bet. And he'll probably be bringing the very first official footage from Deadpool. Perhaps we'll even see the first trailer. To celebrate the impending event, we have a brand new look at the actor in costume, courtesy of EW. We also have three Funko Pop exclusives that will be available only at Comic Con in anticipation of this Marvel mutant spinoff. Folks who attend the panel might find themselves getting a little extra attention from Ryan Reynolds, who wants to plant a giant kiss on all the fans that made this possible. He expresses the following.
"And not just a little kiss, but full on the mouth, sloppy, with tongue, for two straight minutes on live television, without commercial interruption. And then I'll buy you dinner at Red Lobster, at least, and dessert."
Ryan Reynolds has wanted to make Deadpool for years, first appearing as the merc with the mouth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine more than 6 years ago. It was leaked test footage, and the fans' response to it, that even made the film possible. The movie will keep the comic book's violent nature intact, and is promised to be R Rated. Producer Simon Kinberg goes onto explain more.
"Deadpool is a hard R. It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't."
Tim Miller, who makes his directorial debut on the movie, likens the film to the work of author Chuck Palahniuk.
"I felt Fight Club and Tyler Durden were good corollaries. We are in strip clubs and dive bars and crappy apartments and far away from the shiny X-Men world."
Deadpool will be the first of three X-Men movies hitting theaters next year, arriving just in time for Valentine's Day. It will be followed by the franchise sequel X-Men: Apocalypse in May, and then the spinoff Gambit in October, which is headlined by Channing Tatum. You can take the latest look at Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in the photo below, along with some of the fun toys he'll be bringing to Comic-Con.