If there’s one thing that Deadpool is known for besides his powers and love for chimichangas, it’s his offbeat sense of humor. Whenever he’s causing chaos in the Marvel universe, you can count on him to drop a quip, break the fourth wall, or occasionally wear a weird outfit. 20th Century Fox is keeping this humor in mind while advertising the character’s solo movie, which is why the latest poster featuring Wade Wilson is nailing classic middle school comedy.
The latest poster for Deadpool draws attention not just to the Merc with the Mouth’s nature as an ass, both smart and bad, but also to his actual ass. If that isn’t enough, he’s also wearing a tiny pink backpack that you would probably see a middle schooler wearing. Obviously the incongruity of the fully armed protagonist wearing the backpack and drawing attention to his shapely butt is classic Wade Wilson. Honestly, we won't be surprised if he either makes a comment about his posterior or wears that backpack into battle in the actual movie.
This only the latest of the bizarre promotional pieces Deadpool has released over the year. Other highlights include the first look at Ryan Reynolds in the suit striking the same pose Burt Reynolds did in that 1972 Cosmo centerfold and another where he's reading a copy of this year’s Deadpool #250 (the one where he finally "died") while squatting on the toilet. There have also been funny videos sprinkled here and there, like when Deadpool "killed" Mario Lopez for suggesting the movie should be rated PG-13 and the one where he drunkenly recruits kids dressed as the X-Men on Halloween. One can only imagine what the TV spots will be feature once they start airing, though obviously they’ll have to keep things in a more PG/PG-13 area in case the kiddies are watching.
Deadpool follows Wilson, a special forces operative, as he joins a secret program to cure his cancer. The experiment subsequently gives him healing powers, but also disfigures his face, and after donning the red and black suit, he’ll go on a hunt for the man "who nearly destroyed his life." In addition to Reynolds as the eponymous protagonist, the movie also stars Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Andre Tricoteux as Colossus, and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al.
You can look forward to more of Wade Wilson’s unusual humor when Deadpool is released on February 12, 2016.
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