We were teased for many moons about a solo "Deadpool" moving finally hitting the big-screen. Then came the amazing test footage with Ryan Reynolds that pushed it from an idea to a reality and now we have our first glimpse of the official suit.
True to Reynolds form, as well as the sassiness of the character, the actor tweeted out an image of him in the new Deadpool suit, against the backdrop of a bearskin rug and a burning fire. This is the very same setup of a classic photo of Burt Reynolds in the 1970s. The words, "With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #deadpool #officialsuit @deadpoolmovie" accompanied his tweet.
We've seen a lot of recent superheroes been given the gritty makeover, muting their usual bright colored threads for darker tones and a darker vibe. That is not the case here, as Deadpool is sporting his usual radiant red threads that we are used to. No complaints here.
In addition to Reynolds returning as the character, we've received some additional casting updates over the last couple of weeks. Morena Baccarin is co-starring as his love interest, Vanessa, also known as Copycat. T.J. Miller is playing Weasel, Ed Skrien is portraying Garrison Kane and Gina Carano will play Angel Dust.
"Deadpool" will mark the directorial debut of special effects animator Tim Miller. The cast is coming together and the costume is awesome. Which brings us back to the question of what rating they will give the property. Fans of the character want the Merc with a Mouth to be Rated R for his graphic and crass nature. But naturally, a studio sees the mainstream appeal of assigning a PG-13 rating and you can get away with a lot more these days, so we'll just have to see how it shakes out. Still crossing my fingers for R though.
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"Deadpool" will hit AMC Theatres on February 12th, 2016
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