You've gotta love Ryan Reynolds and co. for keeping us so richly informed on the Merc with a Mouth's antics, as production toils away up in Vancouver for 2016's R-rated romp Deadpool.
Wade Wilson is one of comic-book fans' best loved anti-heroes, and it's easy to see why, with his high octane and stupendously violent antics, iconic crossovers and a genius disregard for the fourth wall.
So when rumor began to circulate about Deadpool's supposed visit to the silver screens, our ears pricked up and hope was quickly generated for the feature, but ultimately we kind of wrote the idea off due to the same reasons we love Deadpool on the page - surely 20th Century Fox wouldn't want to bank on such an obscure and violent comic-book character. Think of the profits, I-I mean families.
Then this happened:
Remember that? The incredible test footage that "leaked" onto the web, showcasing a no-holds barred, violent as hell and really very funny CGI take on what could happen if Fox was to greenlight Wilson's (proper) entrance into the realm of comic-book movies.
Well, Fox did and the film is currently under production in Vancouver, Canada! And with every cryptic tweet that Reynolds releases, filled with hilarious images of Deadpool doing what he does best - being a tad off kilter, we get little glimpses of the absolutely batsh*t mental action sequences that will await us next February.
None so brilliant as Reynolds' most recent tweet, which shows Deadpool at his most acrobatic and iconic. Diving over a bullet addled car, dual wielding a pair of pistols, you know, as a badass would.
With the caption "Stuck the landing. With my mouth.", emblazoned on the bottom of the post, is Reynolds cheekily breaking fourth wall as Deadpool, or is that actually him in costume, vaulting over the car before gravity and safety mat combine to spare breaks and blushes?
Take a look for yourself:
(Note the dots on the eyes of DP's mask. CGI will be used to seamlessly blend DP's expressions and the actor's movements - hopefully to brilliant effect!)
"Stuck the landing. With my mouth." could also allude to Deadpool's incredible healing factor, which makes DP a little less hesitant when charging head first into a hail of bullets, or whatever danger that's lined up in front of him.
Although the movie is a reboot of the character, seeking to ignore what happened in that other origin movie about some dude with shiny and super sharp claws, the film will manage to tie-in with the X-Men franchise. Hopefully before Hugh Jackman's Wolverine departs? This is what producer Simon Kinberg had to say on the matter:
"There's definitely a sort of overall plan that we've all been talking about for the X-Men universe now, and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it's part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films."
Hopes are high for the Merc with a Mouth, and rightfully so. This movie is shaping up to be monumental.
What do you think?
Will Deadpool turn out to be 2016's Guardians of the Galaxy - a crazy and fun sleeper hit?