When a superhero’s name doubles as the title of a movie, it’s a pretty safe bet that this individual will play a significant role in said feature film. That is the case with Deadpool in Deadpool, shocking, I know. But the Merc with the Mouth will be far from alone on his adventure, as he’ll have a cadre of supporters in his corner and a rogue’s gallery of enemies to contend with. Both of these are on full display as the two sides clash in a hilarious new clip. Check it out, it’s worth it just to see Colossus get KTFO.
Colossus is one strongest, most physically imposing of all of the mutants in the larger X-Men universe. He stands about six-foot-seven, and I don’t even want to think about how much he weighs, being made out of metal and all. That’s what makes watching him get plowed into the dirt by Gina Carano’s Angel Dust in this clip even more impressive. It’s not even close, she just blasts him across what looks like an abandoned industrial site.
But don’t worry, Angel Dust doesn’t escape totally unscathed. Deadpool’s sidekick, Teenage Negasonic Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), might seem like a sullen, brooding teen—okay, she is a sullen, brooding teen—but as this clip makes abundantly clear, she has her own unique set of powers, and more than lives up to her unusual moniker.
We’ve seen pieces of this clip show up in the various bits of marketing material for Deadpool, but witnessing them strung all together in sequence like this gives us a good idea of how the movie is going to unfold. There is going to be plenty of action, but in between these bits, there are going to be ample moments where the anti-hero pauses to get in a witty quip or one liner.
When former Special Forces operative Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is ravaged by cancer, he undergoes a dangerous experimental procedure to save his life. This endeavor leaves him with accelerated healing abilities, but at the same time he winds up horrifically scarred and mentally unstable. Armed with a new identity, and, you know, more weapons than the militaries of many small countries, he embarks on a mission of revenge against the people who did this to him. And along the way he’ll also have to rescue his love interest (Morena Baccarin).
With levels of violence, sex, and profanity that you could never imagine in most comic book movies, Deadpool promises to be something very different from most superhero yarns. Which is what fans of the comics are very much looking forward to, as the source material is not something that lends itself to a PG-13 rating.
Deadpool opens in all of its R-rated glory on February 12.