‘Deadpool’ Marketing Takes Yet Another Unexpected, Amazing Turn

By January 11, 2016
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Continuing its recent trend of pure, self-referential goodness from the past few weeks, a new banner for Twentieth Century Fox’s Deadpool has been released that is possibly the most perfect spoof of the usual Valentine’s Day, cheesy romantic films that we’ve come to expect from Hollywood these past few years – that I’ve ever seen. The banner features the film’s lead stars, Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin, embracing and smiling together in that kind of trademark cutesy poster way that I sincerely hope somebody walks into this movie next month expecting it to be the sequel to The Vow.

After all, and in case you didn’t know, the film is a love story (at least, Deadpool seems to think so), and the romance between Reynolds’ Wade Wilson and Baccarin’s Vanessa Carlyle is the leading motivation behind Wilson’s eventual transformation into the Merc with a Mouth. But even if he gets shot in the head, or punched in the face by Gina Carano, it’s nice to remember that true love never dies.

Check out the new banner below:


Here’s the film’s official synopsis as well:

“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.”

This comes after the release of the film’s second (and hopefully final) trailer a few weeks ago, which offered fans an even better look at the movie’s story, action, and lead character, which looks almost exactly like the Deadpool movie I’ve been waiting my whole life for if I’m being perfectly honest. There were several shots in the trailer alone that looked like they came straight out of a comic book panel, and not in a bad way either, but more in a holy-shit-that’s-too-perfect sort of way.

My only real concern with the film is that its smart ass humor and tone might actually end up hurting it more than it will help, making it somewhat hard for anything that happens or any of its characters to be taken seriously. I just hope that the lead relationship between these two characters and the very real struggle that Wilson is facing before his transformation is able to be shown in an important way, so that it can provide a solid emotional foundation upon which the rest of the film’s insane, fourth-wall breaking shenanigans can happen without feeling shallow or empty.

Deadpool is set to hit theatres on February 12th.

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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
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  • https://www.facebook.com/officialjamesleary James Leary

    What do you think about the release date? Another smart, calculated move? Because February is typically the a dumping ground for unreleasable crap ie Jupiter Ascending

  • Tom Cagle

    Deadpool will make February so epic they will have to give it 30 days and make it a real month!