F@&$ the X-Men!
That was the consensus at Comic-Con, when 20th Century Fox trotted out no less than Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and the entire cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, the Fantastic Four gang, and a surprise appearance by Channing Tatum...but all anyone cared about was that epic -- and epically NSFW -- Deadpool trailer.
“As much as I want the Deadpool footage from SDCC officially released, the VFX shots aren't done yet,” Ryan Reynolds tweeted after the exclusive first look inevitably leaked online. “We have something for you in 3 weeks.”
Cut to three weeks later, they’re finally ready to show off the goods:
Reynolds will premiere the full trailer on Conan on Tuesday. (“We’re filling up his dressing room with chimichangas in anticipation,” the Conan staff jokes.) On Monday, Fox dropped a teaser trailer for the full trailer. And if studios are going to keep making trailers for trailers -- and studios looooooooove making trailers for trailers -- this is how you do it:
“From the studio that inexplicably sewed his f**king mouth shut the first time,” Reynolds, as Deadpool, says in his best “In A World” voice. Translation: Don't worry. They know you hated X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Now, if you thought that was explicit, just wait until you see the actual trailer. It's insanely violent, insanely profane, and has Stan Lee cameo as a strip club emcee. Basically, it is everything a Deadpool movie should be.
At Comic-Con, ET asked how a hard R-rating helps Deadpool stand out among the countless other comic book movies hitting theaters. "You can put a finger in anything,” Reynolds deadpanned. “Deadpool is unique. He’s aware he’s in a comic book movie...It’s very meta, but at the same time, it’s quite cruel and quite dark.”
And though Deadpool doesn’t hit theaters until Feb. 12, Reynolds already has a sort-of sequel in mind. Hugh Jackman recently asked fans what they're hoping to see in his last outing as Wolverine:
Reynolds -- who if you’re not following him on Twitter, you need to be following him on Twitter -- had an idea:
We would watch that.
Meanwhile, here's what Reynolds told ET about how being a first-time father: