“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 humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.” (YouTube)
I’ve been fairly sceptical of this film since it was announced, but this trailer has finally pushed me into the “I want to see this film” camp. It looks set to combine comedy, action, gratuitous violence, and lots of breaking the fourth wall, and I’m loving it. It also bears no relation to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as although Wade Wilson was present in that (also played by Ryan Reynolds), the film X-Men: Days of Future Past reset the timelines, allowing this Deadpool film to be Deadpool’s origin film. Makes sense, right? Onwards!