The first “Deadpool” red band trailer was so violent that even Tuesday’s episode of “Conan” was rated TV-MA because it premiered during the show.
Fans of Marvel Comics’ most unconventional antihero were not disappointed by the nearly three-minute preview, which depicts star Ryan Reynolds delivery witty one-liners and destroying his enemies to a speaker-blasting soundtrack.
In the trailer, Reynolds’ Wade Wilson has cancer throughout his body, but his diagnosis is not as dire as it first appeared when he’s promised, “We can give you abilities most men only dream of, we can make you a superhero.”
“Just make sure you do right by me, so I can do right by somebody else,” he responded. “And just don’t make my suit green — or animated!”
The antihero lands in a red leather suit, but thankfully keeps his sense of humor, making quips about a “less animated Rosie O’Donnell” as he battles villainous Angel Dust (Gina Carano).
“You may wonder why I am wearing a red suit — it’s so the bad guys can’t see me bleed,” he says. Then, while he’s blasting another foe, adds, “This guy has the right idea, he’s wearing the brown pants.”
“Deadpool” tells the origin story of the former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, 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, he then hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Reynolds played Deadpool in the 2009 film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Now, the actor reprises the role in “Deadpool,” set to be released on February 12, 2016, by Marvel Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox.
The film also stars Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller and Brianna Hildebrand. It will be directed by Tim Miller and produced by Simon Kinberg, Reynolds and Lauren Shuler Donner.