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The “Deadpool” Trailer Has Finally Arrived And It’s Violent, Dirty, Good Fun

The “Deadpool” Trailer Has Finally Arrived And It’s Violent, Dirty, Good Fun

When most of the trailers that premiered at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con leaked online, many of the studios behind them rushed out official versions right afterward. One of the most talked-about premieres of all, though, was the one shrouded in the most secrecy. Eager fans of ultraviolent superhero Deadpool could either stream a crappy bootleg version taken from somebody’s cellphone, or wait the announced few weeks until star Ryan Reynolds announced the official version would debut online. Following a brief tease yesterday, the Deadpool trailer is finally here, in all its dirty, self-aware glory.

“What if I told you we can make you better?” a scientist says to cancer-ridden Ryan Reynolds early in the trailer, echoing Robocop. These scientists turn Reynolds into a red-suited killing machine who not only feels no remorse, but appears to take joy in doing away with bad guys in bloody fashion. (There’s a scene in which Deadpool shoots a single bullet through three consecutive foreheads, and announces his masturbatory plans afterward.) Unlike a lot of other superhero movies that have been afflicted with self-serious disease, Deadpool is cartoonish despite a high body count.

It also looks suspiciously funny. In a nod to his much-loathed turn as The Green Lantern, Reynolds begs his scientists not to make his supersuit green or animated. Later, Silicon Valley’s TJ Miller shows up to tell the post-surgery denuded Deadpool, “You look like Freddy Kreuger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah.” If the creators of the movie are trying to distance themselves from the other superhero movies in the marketplace, they’re off to a compelling start.

Watch the full red-band trailer below.

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