‘Deadpool’ Images Showcase the Merc with a Mouth In Action

By July 28, 2015

It’s not hard to say that Deadpool made a splash at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. In fact, some have even argued that the film was the real winner of the whole convention, and considering it was the only film where the audience demanded an encore of the trailer, it’s hard to disagree.

After years and years of fans waiting and begging for the Deadpool character to finally be done right, the trailer seemed to be everything that they were hoping for and more. The outrageous action, the fourth-wall breaking, comedy, and just the tone of the trailer seemed to get it all right for a change. It doesn’t hurt too, that Ryan Reynolds is one of the biggest fans of the character as well. Always nice to know the lead of your film loves the property as much, if not more, than you do.

Some new images from the film have been released online recently (via Twentieth Century Fox) and for those of you who were and were not lucky enough to see the trailer at Hall H a few weeks back, these should still be more than enough to get you excited. Check them out below:

Reynolds' Deadpool next to Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand)

Reynolds’ Deadpool next to Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand)

Deadpool brandishing his two swords.

Deadpool brandishing his two swords.

Wade Wilson before his transformation, with Vanessa Carlyle (Morena Baccarin).

Wade Wilson before his transformation, with Vanessa Carlyle (Morena Baccarin).

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“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.”

The images don’t show all that much, or reveal anything either, but they also don’t have to. Fox should know at this point that they already have their target demographic ready and willing to see the film opening night, and it’ll be interesting to see how audiences not familiar with the character react to the film. Judging by how some of the more obscure comic book characters have been received lately though, it’s possible Deadpool could hit better than some experts have predicted.

As the superhero genre grows more and more crowded in future years, films like Deadpool, Suicide Squad, and Doctor Strange will be refreshing changes of pace in comparison to the sometimes generic tentpole films that the studios rely so heavily on. Being the first rated R cinematic universe film though, Deadpool has the potential to shake things up in some major ways. Now, all fans have to do is hope it delivers on its promise.

Deadpool is set to hit theatres nationwide on February 12th, 2016.

Make sure to keep checking back for more Deadpool updates, right here on GeekNation!

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable