Your first official, disturbing look at Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Well, there it is, the first official image of Ryan Reynolds in full costume as Deadpool. And yeah, it’s kind of disturbing with a dash of creepy – just as it should be.
Although it’s a tad unsettling, the image should make fans happy. To begin with, the costume seems very close to Deadpool’s outfit in the comics. He isn’t suddenly wearing all black leather with a “D” subtly stitched in. On top of that, the cheeky pose is pure Deadpool.
Along with the seductive “come hither” costume reveal, the official synopsis and logo were also released, courtesy of Newsarama. Check out the logo to the right and the synopsis below.
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.
The film will star Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool. It isn’t clear yet how – or if – the origin of Deadpool shown in X-Men Origins: Wolverine will play in. Hopefully not at all. That damn movie…
Technically you could say that we’ve already seen Reynolds as Deadpool in that film, so the image above is a second look. If you did though, we can’t be friends. Don’t be that guy.
Anyway, given X-Men: Days of Future Past’s apparent ability to correct some of the series’ massive flaws thanks to timey-wimey manipulations, that origin may be altered or wiped away completely in favor of one that isn’t stupid.
Deapool will at least be able to talk in this film, so that’s a big improvement over X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s version of Wade Wilson right there. Seriously, what the hell were they thinking, taking a character known for his mouth and making him mute? It’s like making Wolverine a hippy.
Along with Reynolds, the film will star Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6, Haywire) as Angel Dust, TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Big Hero 6) as Jack Hammer/Weasel, and Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Homeland) as Vanessa.
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.