Trailer(s) (NSFW): ‘Deadpool’

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A little over 3 weeks after premiering (twice) at San Diego Comic Con, a slightly tweaked high-def red-band trailer for Deadpool has finally seen the light of day.

If you think about character rights and prior appearances, Deadpool is a pseudo-sequel/spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine but still in the same universe as the rebooted/rejuvenated X-Men franchise and the now-rebooted Fantastic Four franchise. Anyway, the film follows Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who becomes the anti-hero Deadpool after undergoing a procedure to cure his metastasizing cancer and give him enhanced stamina and abilities but instead physically scars him and gives him Wolverine’s healing factor. Talk about not reading the fine print and a deal too good to be true! He proceeds to go after those responsible – namely Ajax (Ed Skrein). The film promises to be gloriously gory (maybe not as gory as a Tarantino flick, though) and salty and raunchy enough for the most hardened sailor, with plenty of nods to DP’s comic roots (i.e., Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), breaking the fourth wall, and more).

And as an added bonus, there’s also a green-band trailer (because of course there is; you can’t just market a hard-R comic book movie on the red-band alone), which is a little tamer but still has some amusing one-liners – and a little more footage of the overpass/highway fight sequence.

Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016. Tim Miller directs off a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film also stars Gina Carano (Angel Dust), T.J. Miller (Wade’s friend Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Ellie Phimister/Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Morena Baccarin (Wade’s girlfriend Vanessa Carlysle/Copycat), and Andre Tricoteux (Piotr Rasputin/Colossus).