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“Deadpool” Release Date and News With New Promo Video; Who is This Movie for Again?

( [email protected] ) Nov 05, 2015 05:38 PM EST
Marvel is planning on releasing another film based on one of its beloved characters with Deadpool in Winter of 2016.  It is highly anticipated, but a recent promo video with Deadpool is enough to show parents that they should not let their kids watch the long-awaited Deadpool movie when it meets its release date.
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Marvel is planning on releasing another film based on one of its beloved characters with Deadpool in Winter of 2016.  It is highly anticipated, but a recent promo video with Deadpool is enough to show parents that they should not let their kids watch the long-awaited Deadpool movie when it meets its release date. 

According to CNET, there has been a recent video showing Ryan Reynolds playing his Deadpool character at a park with some kids dressed appropriately in X-men Halloween costumes.  If there is one thing that should be known about Deadpool, it is that you do not want him around your kids.  He is known as the "merc with a mouth", and any one of those two descriptors is enough to keep your kids away from the deranged, fast-healing mutant. 

Not only does Deadpool kill people, but his language is not exactly appropriate for children.  The video shows Deadpool attempting to play with kids by telling them to support a team, and often swearing in front of them.  It is possible that Reynolds isn't really swearing, but they are just fake-bleeping what he is saying. 

The video is meant to be put out there to show that this is not a PG-rated or PG-13 Deadpool.  In fact, most of the red-band trailers reveal a psychopathic character who will kill without thinking and swear profusely.  It is this kind of charm as well as Deadpool's ability to break through the fourth wall that got him a lot of popularity in the nineties, but this is clearly not appropriate to the age demographic of the kids in the park. 

Then again, this is the point.  By putting this video out, it shows that fans are going to get the Deadpool movie that they wanted to see.  When Ryan Reynolds first played this character in X-men Origins: Wolverine, most fans didn't enjoy him in the role at all.  The fact that by the end of the film had his mouth sewn shut (something that one of the Halloween kids referenced) showed that the studio had rewrote Deadpool, but it wasn't what was wanted.  One of the kids also referenced his title role in Green Lantern, and Deadpool did not like to be reminded of that at all. 

The Deadpool movie, which will be released on February 5th in the UK, February 11th in Australia, and February 12th in the United States, is a real apology letter to the fans of Deadpool.  It looks like it will attempt to overcompensate on Deadpool's character, making him even more violent and profane than ever.  It is an R-rated foray for Marvel, who has been dealing with a lot of darker subject matters lately, like on their Defenders/Netflix series. 

The Deadpool film is directed by Tim Miller, a newcomer working from a script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.  In addition to Reynolds as the titular character, there is a great supporting cast including Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlyse/Copycat, Gian Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Andre Tricoteux as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, another X-man. 

Considering that Deadpool is Marvel property, it is unknown what plans there are for him in the X-men Cinematic Universe.  This is different than the Cinematic Universe of The Avengers films, as those are owned by a different studio.  The X-men franchise exists apart from this franchise, so you will not be seeing an X-men/Avengers crossover movie unless some serious legal work happens. 

However, is it possible to see Deadpool team up with the X-men?  The fact that Colossus is appearing in his film, and the character has appeared in several X-men films give fans something to possibly look forward to.  Of course, X-men is pretty PG-13 territory, and a Deadpool film is really getting into R-rated medium. 

In other words, the ball is in the studio's court for whatever Marvel wants to do with Deadpool.  If the film is a huge hit that they want it to be, you can believe that the merc with a mouth will have more say in X-men films.  However, they might have to bleep him out.