‘Deadpool’ is getting ready to slay next weekend, but before that a new trailer is expected this weekend during the Super Bowl. This isn’t it.
This is a brief clip put together for the website Odeon which is offering presale tickets for the film starring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel’s Merc With A Mouth. This clip almost totally deviates from not just the previously released trailers but the overall marketing strategy which included racy posters and almost daily online videos which included action but also highlighted the film’s off-kilter (and often adults-only) humor including quippy back-and-forth dialogue.
Instead, this short (30-second) clip is presented in a quick-cut style focusing mainly on ‘Deadpool”s action elements. It may or may not include new footage. The rapid fire editing makes it hard to tell. There are brief snippets of dialogue which hint at the film’s humor, rather than being outright hilarious on their own.
The short tease also ditches classic rap songs ‘Shoop’ by Salt-N-Pepa and ‘X Gon Give It To Ya’ by DMX which have been used in every other trailer up til now and helped to underscore the out-there tone of the movie and its title character. Instead, the music is fairly generic metal-esque action movie music. (Not a huge loss. I’m kinda tired of them anyway.)
It’s short, but here’s the clip:
Should a new trailer debut during the Super Bowl, we’ll bring that to you. But otherwise, the movie itself is just a week away!
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.
‘Deadpool’ directed by Tim Miller, starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Gina Carano, and Ed Skrein hits theaters on February 12, 2016.