Everyone knew that Deadpool was going to push the boundaries of superhero movies with an “R”-rated adventure, but now that the first, red-band trailer for the film has arrived online, we finally have a good indication of how raunchy (and violent) the much-anticipated movie is going to be.
After providing the sort of trailer tease that only Deadpool (or more accurately, Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool) could provide, the impressively NSFW preview premiered during last night’s episode of Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show, Conan.
In the preview, former Special Forces operative Wade Wilson (Reynolds) can be seen agreeing to undergo a mysterious treatment that — in addition to giving him superhuman powers — will cure the terminal illness that’s expected to cut his life short any day now. The experiment goes awry, however, and the trailer then treats fans to a montage of scenes featuring the mutant mercenary doing what he does best: cracking jokes and killing people.
You can watch the red-band trailer for Deadpool below, but be warned: It features some pretty rough language and bloody, brutal violence. (Just the way Deadpool would want it.)
Along with Reynolds, the film stars actor/comedian T.J. Miller as Weasel, fighter-turned-actress Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat, and Ed Skrein as Ajax. X-Men mutant Colossus will also appear in the film (and is glimpsed in the trailer), but he won’t be played by X-Men franchise actor Daniel Cudmore. Rumors indicate that Hugh Jackman could also make an appearance in the film, but nothing is confirmed regarding the Wolverine actor.
Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool is based on a script penned by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film is scheduled to hit theaters February 12, 2016.
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