"Please don’t make the super suit green. OR ANIMATED!"

My gods. I might actually have faith that they’re about to get Deadpool right.

But here’s the thing. This is not for kids, it is super violent, and it is probably going to be problematic as all hell. I know I’m still going to love it though. (It’s okay to enjoy problematic things as long as you recognize them as such.)

So, below the fold the video goes. Along with the trailer’s trailer.

First, the trailer for the trailer.

Ah, referencing the last time Deadpool was onscreen, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Yes, they sewed the Merc with the Mouth’s mouth shut. They also gave Deadpool a bunch of superpowers he shouldn’t have, and made him evil, and had Wolverine kill him. Completely unjust portrayal. No wonder Deadpool’s referencing it critically.

Then, the trailer proper.

Holy shit, that triple headshot is badass. And it’s also the main reason I do not think this movie can be watched by kids. That, and all the completely problematic asshole bullshit you know Deadpool’s gonna pull, because this is plainly not going to be a sanitized portrayal of the character like in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.

In case you aren’t aware, Deadpool played Green Lantern in 2011. I don’t know why they tried to cast Deadpool (who also goes by the name Ryan Reynolds for some reason) as Green Lantern, but ultimately, it was a bad decision as it was a failure.

One of Deadpool’s superpowers is that he can see straight through the fourth wall — he always knows he’s a character in whatever medium he’s in, and he knows about as much about the world as you do. The “don’t make the suit green or animated” is definitely referring to Green Lantern. And you can bet that Deadpool would be as miffed as comic nerds were about his portrayal in Origins: Wolverine.

*watches it again*

Wait, was that Colossus?

"Please don’t make the super suit green. OR ANIMATED!"
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13 thoughts on “"Please don’t make the super suit green. OR ANIMATED!"

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    Unless the lady with Colossus is a Neil Gaiman Death, I kinda doubt it. But that would be pretty sweet.

    Actually, I don’t think they could even do it until Deadpool is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the rest of the lot, because of the Thanos link.

  2. 5

    I think you’re right, Lou. I had to catch up on Ultimate X-Men via the wiki, I haven’t read it all (honestly, only til Rogue and Gambit and Juggernaut), and if I saw any references to Colossus and the mob, I have since forgotten them.

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    That is definitely Colossus and the woman with the short black hair has been confirmed as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. She is a character from Grant Morrison’s run who has Telepathic and Precog abilities.

    Also, Deadpool calls Colossus a, and I am paraphrasing, ‘shiny metal cock gobbler’ so it will definitely be problematic.

  4. 7

    The girl is Negasonic Teenage Warhead, an extra who was introduced in an X-men comic in 2001 back to be killed in that same issue by a horde of monster sentinels, along with the rest of the population of Genosha. She has since shown up as a projection of Emma Frost’s mind (who was her teacher of telepathy class the day she died), and once as a zombie.

    Not sure why they brought her back for this, but it elicited not one iota of surprise when I learned that they did. I’m not sure why. Her character is a peculiar choice for any creative work beyond her initial two-panel appearance.

    This is her first appearance. In the next panel everyone in that room except Emma Frost was obliterated.

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    I’m so torn. I enjoyed Deadpool back when Joe Kelly wrote the book, and then later when Gail Simone took over (even through the Agent X stuff). Then I lost interest. And then somewhere around 2010/2011, Deadpool took off in popularity. Now he seems like Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Punisher, and Cable were in the 90s-overused and everywhere. Shoehorned into places they plain don’t fit. I’ve seen Deadpool appear in far too many books that I like and he doesn’t always fit in (Doomwar?) and far too many miniseries (Deadpool vs Thanos?) and soon, in a book I really want to like (Uncanny Avengers), but really am having a hard time mustering up the interest. I think in small doses he’s enjoyable. In his own book, he’s fine. As part of X-Force, he’s fine. In fact, he fits there. But now he’s spread all over the place and I just have lost so much appreciation for the character. So much so that I haven’t watched the trailer, despite the recommendations. I suppose I will one day soon, but for now…nope.

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    Tony: I feel like corporate interests realized that Fox was actually serious about Deadpool, and Marvel double-timed making the character known. And that the comics saturation over the past few years are one of those crappy cynical marketing strategies that might backfire.

    Like Minions.

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    I feel like corporate interests realized that Fox was actually serious about Deadpool, and Marvel double-timed making the character known. And that the comics saturation over the past few years are one of those crappy cynical marketing strategies that might backfire.
    Like Minions.

    I might believe that if it weren’t for the fact that for the last several years, Marvel has had a contentious relationship with FOX. Marvel Studios really, really wants FF and X-Men back, but of course FOX won’t release them. As a result, outside of the comics, Marvel has been preventing a lot of merchandising for the FF and the X-Men (here and here provide background on the feud as well as examples of how Marvel is cutting into merchandising profits for FOX). What this has meant for the comics is that Marvel likely isn’t going to promote any characters that they don’t have control over. I think the popularity of Deadpool came first, and *then* FOX decided to ride that wave with the upcoming movie. Overall, I think its been an unfortunate happenstance for Marvel.

    Hmmm, I wonder how much my old Deadpool mini series from the 90s will go for on Ebay…

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