Deadpool, Marvel's first R rated X-Men spin-off, has been in development ever since we first saw the character as portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And while talk continues about the possibilities of this movie actually happening, with Marvel stepping up its Deadpool merchandise in stores to test the waters, we get our first look at the upcoming antihero's solo mission with leaked test footage. It's believed to be real, as it features theatrical quality CGI and the voice of Ryan Reynolds (maybe its a good impression?). Last year, comic book artist and writer Rob Liefeld teased that he had created test footage along with director Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the Merc with the Mouth. It appears that this is that footage.
It's unclear how or why this Deadpool footage wound up on the Internet. It hasn't been pulled down as fast as most bootlegs, so its speculated that it was leaked by either Ryan Reynolds or Rob Liefeld, or possibly even 20th Century Fox to test the waters and see what fan reaction swells from it. With the movie languishing in development, the executives themselves might have slipped this into the universe to see if they should actually make a movie.
Even if that's not the case, they will be paying attention. So make yourself heard. Do you want this movie or not?