Going solely on the majority of official Deadpool photos being released prior to its debut in theaters this Valentine's Day, it appears as though most of the Marvel X-Men spinoff takes place on a bridge. And the teaser trailer released at Comic-Con does nothing to disprove that notion. The scene is taken directly from the leaked footage that made the feature film possible. And even though the movie surely has to explore other areas of Wade Wilson's life beyond this fateful meeting on a bridge that sees him engaged in a gun fight with a group of hit man, the latest image doesn't hint at that at all. It once again shows Ryan Reynolds's Merc with the Mouth standing on the bridge amongst a lot of car carnage. Only this time, he has his swords drawn, ready for a fight.
Back in April, Ryan Reynolds revealed to a fan on Twitter that he had named Deadpool's twin katanas Bea and Arthur after the iconic Maude and Golden Girls actress. He also claimed that, while Bea has been a joy to work with, Arthur is usually a grump on set. As filming neared it's end, Ryan Reynolds gave one of his trusty swords to a young girl who had come to visit him in Vancouver. 15-year-old Calista King had just had a brain tumor removed, and got to meet her favorite superhero through the Make-a-Wish foundation. Ryan Reynolds also spent a great deal of time with a young boy suffering from Hodgkin's Disease through the charity organization while shooting on set.
While the scene in the picture below, and others like it, seems to be pulled from the bootlegged footage that leaked last year, it has never been confirmed that this is a remake of that same scene. The action takes place on Vancouver's Georgia Viaduct, where traffic had to be shut down on one side of the highway for two weeks. Executive producer Aditya Sood has teased in the past that what happens in this big action set piece is quite a bit different from what we've already seen. And fans who weren't at Comic-Con, or haven't watched the bootleg trailer, will get to see some of this sure-to-be iconic moment very soon, with Ryan Reynolds staying true to his word that the arrival of the trailer is immeniant.
Over the weekend, it was revealed that the Alberta Film Ratings board has officially rated "Trailer A" for Deadpool. Though no official premiere date has been announced, many believe it will arrive later this week or next weekend in theaters with Fantastic Four. Some may be disappointed to learn that the first trailer making its way to theaters is not the same Red Band teaser shown in San Diego. This first theatrical trailer is rated PG, and will not contain the same amount of violence, gore and foul language as the R rated version. But most suspect 20th Century Fox will release the version everyone really wants to see on the Internet first. It doesn't look like we have to wait much longer to find out!
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. Take a look at this latest sneak peek, and stare in awe at Bea and Arthur, who are sure to get quite a lot of play when the movie opens this February. Is there anyone not excited by this superhero adventure?