Last week, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds kicked off the 12 Days of Deadpool campaign with a poster and a viral video from this highly-anticipated superhero adventure. Since then, we've seen Wade Wilson's Christmas Card, new photos and even a page from the Deadpool movie script, leading up to the premiere of the new trailer, airing Christmas Day on ESPN. Christmas Day is finally here, and, as promised, the new trailer has arrived, the best Christmas gift any fan of the Merc With the Mouth could ask for.
20th Century Fox also debuted a red band trailer, which is chocked full of R-rated language and should only be watched by fans over the age of 18. Those who saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX last weekend were treated to a 27-second tease of Deadpool, before the full trailer debuted today. Since red and green are the traditional Christmas colors, it makes sense that both red band and green band trailers debuted today, as the Merc With the Mouth goes on search of that special someone on his "naughty list."
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.
Ryan Reynolds stars as the Merc With the Mouth, with a supporting cast that includes Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Olesia Shewchuk, Style Dayne, Rachel Sheen and Dan Zachary. Tim Miller makes his directorial debut with Deadpool, working from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is based on the Marvel comic book series created by Rob Liefeld.
Deadpool is slated for release on February 12, 2016, going up against Warner Bros.' How to Be Single and Paramount's Zoolander 2. Since neither of those films are expected to be R-rated like Deadpool, we'll have to wait and see if the rabid fan base for the Merc With the Mouth will come out in droves and overpower its competition. While we start the new countdown leading up to the February 12 release, take a look at the second full trailer from Deadpool below, along with the age-restricted red band trailer that includes even more footage, but should be only be seen by viewers over the age of 18.