Two new Deadpool trailers unveiled – watch

The Marvel anti-hero hits the big screens in February

Marvel unveiled two new trailers for their latest movie Deadpool yesterday (December 25).

The film, due in February, is based upon what the promotional material calls “Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero,” and described as telling “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.”

It stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand.

The two new versions of the trailer are a general one, and a second less family friendly ‘red band’ version (they’re in that order below). Signing in to your YouTube might be required for age verification on the latter video:

Ryan Reynolds first played Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, a Marvel Comics anti-hero famed for his wise-cracking personality and tendency to break the fourth wall, in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The cult character’s long-awaited solo movie has been in the works since 2010.

Director Tim Miller has confirmed that Ryan Reynolds’ anti-hero will be portrayed as “pansexual” – attracted to people of any gender – in the forthcoming film.

Asked if the eagerly anticipated superhero movie will present a “hyper-sexualised” version of Deadpool, Miller told Collider: “Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.”

Deadpool opens in cinemas on February 12.