Ryan Reynolds really wants Deadpool to be a hit and launch a new Marvel-based franchise for 20th Century Fox. He’s been trying to get it going for years, and with Tim Miller at the helm of his first feature film, it looks as if the Merc with a Mouth’s long-awaited solo movie will make quite the splash when it hits theaters early next year.
Reynolds took to the streets on Halloween to make a humorous little video and conduct a bit of guerrilla marketing for the upcoming R-rated comic book adventure. Best of all, he did so in full Deadpool costume, and he recruited a precocious group of kids dressed up as the X-Men for All Hallows Eve.
Reynolds tweeted the video just as soon as it was uploaded to YouTube yesterday. You can watch it here below.
The actor goes full Deadpool in this video and the kids manage to keep up with his rapid fire quips and put-downs; one of the tykes even gets in a priceless jab at Deadpool’s first cinematic appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This is a hilarious yet brief video.
Here’s a synopsis for the movie:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Also starring in the movie alongside Reynolds is Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Ed Skrein. The writing duo behind Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, penned the screenplay.
Deadpool opens in 2D and nothing else on February 12, 2016.