In the blink of an eye, Deadpool went from niche comic book character to breakout movie star earlier this year. Much of that is due to Ryan Reynolds’ outstanding performance as the Merc with a Mouth, but as with any other recent superhero movie, none of it would have been possible without hundreds of visual effects.
The only thing better than the Deadpool movie itself might be Ryan Reynold’s years-long dedication to bringing the character to the big screen. Now that the movie has finally released (and broken countless box office records), Reynolds appears to be enjoying the spotlight immensely, most recently evidenced by the latest Honest Trailer from the people at Screen Junkies.
After dominating box offices around the world and garnering nearly universally positive reviews from critics, Captain America: Civil War is clearly the superhero event film to beat in 2016. Batman v Superman had its fans, but the general reaction was overwhelmingly negative, as evidenced by the 27% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Like the ones before it, this trailer is jam-packed with action and dialog, so if you’re trying to go into the movie relatively blind, you’re going to want to skip this one. Otherwise, prepare yourself for two and a half minutes of nonstop thrills.
Although the name brands of Batman, Superman, Iron Man and Captain America might be bigger than the X-Men at this point, it’s clear the Fox isn’t going into this incredibly crowded movie season without a marketing budget to rival any studio.
Deadpool is one of the most successful R-rated movies of all time. It had the biggest opening day of any R-rated movie in history, it’s the second-highest grossing R-rated movie ever released and it’s already made more money than any 20th Century Fox film not directed by James Cameron or George Lucas.
But that doesn’t mean it was a perfect film.
You probably already know by now that Deadpool had the biggest R-rated opening weekend ever, became the best debut for 20th Century Fox and managed to capture the biggest February opening weekend audience in history, but what you might not know is that the raunchy superhero flick is already having a massive impact on the industry.
One of the most popular television series of the 2000s is getting a reboot.
Fox revealed on Friday that is has officially ordered a pilot for 24: Legacy, “a potential new series installment of the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise most recently revived as the event series 24: Live Another Day.” More →
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens out of the way and the unstoppable freight train that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe temporarily on hold until May, everyone is shifting their focus to Deadpool. Despite some occasional misfires from 20th Century Fox, everyone is uncharacteristically confident about the antihero who constantly breaks the fourth wall. More →
Between a new trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence over the weekend, a leaked trailer for Star Trek Beyond on Monday and the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this week, we officially have enough sci-fi entertainment to last us into 2017. Which is why two weeks of new Deadpool content should come as a welcome reprieve.