In exactly two weeks from today, 20th Century Fox will finally unleash the R-rated superhero adventure Deadpool in theaters nationwide. Fans have been waiting years for this adaptation of Rob Liefeld's beloved comic book, so while the countdown continues, 20th Century Fox has released a new clip, plus five TV spots. The clip is essentially a longer version of a scene we've already seen in previously-released trailers, where Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) uses her supernatural powers to take on the powerful Angel Dust (Gina Carano).
Thankfully, we have another special surprise for fans, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that Deadpool will air a new TV spot during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7. For those who will be in the San Francisco area during the big game, 20th Century Fox has lined up a number of different promotional events as well. Star Ryan Reynolds will be running a food truck and handing out the Merc's favorite food, chimichangas on Friday night, and on Saturday night, the studio will take over a local bar near the stadium, which will be renamed Sister Margaret's Bar after the watering hole in the movie.
The studio will also hold the official press junket at the bar, where Ryan Reynolds and his co-star T.J. Miller are expected to serve drinks and play darts with the journalists. The official junket screening will be held on Friday night at IMAX AMC Metreon in downtown San Francisco, which is also expected to be attended by football players and other athletes in town for the big game. 20th Century Fox will also take over Snapchat on Sunday to promote the movie.
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 will go up against Warner Bros. romantic comedy How to Be Single and Paramount's comedy sequel Zoolander 2. Box office analysts started tracking the superhero adventure last week, with some even claiming that it could hit north of $60 million in its opening frame. Zoolander 2 is tracking at around $20 million for its debut. If these projections are accurate, the R-rated Deadpool will have a higher opening weekend than both the original X-Men and X-Men: First Class. While we wait for more on Deadpool, take a look at the clip and TV spots below, and stay tuned for more throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl weekend.