Reynolds had been teasing a trailer for the past few weeks, hinting at its release during the NBA marathon of games on Christmas Day. He even had a little help from his former “Wolverine” co-star Hugh Jackman, who teased the trailer on Christmas Eve.
Fox is opening “Deadpool” on Valentine’s Day weekend, making it the first of several highly-anticipated comic book pics bowing in 2016. Opening against it are “Zoolander 2” and Dakota Johnson romantic comedy “How to Be Single.”
Reynolds will play the vulgar antihero who first appeared in Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” opposite Jackman. The studio soon began developing a spin-off which was in limbo for some time until test footage leaked, leaving a favorable impression on fans of the comic as well as general audiences and leading Fox to finally greenlight the film.
Tim Miller is directing the pic which also stars T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin and Ed Skrein.
Watch the red band trailer here:
Watch the all-ages version here: