Who is Deadpool and why is everyone so excited about him?
You may not have heard of a comic book character named Deadpool, but Ryan Reynolds is playing this complicated antihero in a new film set to release in February of 2016. The reveal of his special suit has us hot and bothered. And also laughing. Here's why.
Stretched out in front of a blazing fireplace lies Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds' new addition to the Marvel comic book movie-verse. Let's take a closer look at what the newly revealed photo of the storied mercenary is trying to tell us.
With the mortal name of Wade Wilson, this character is also known as "Merc with a Mouth" for his inability to stop his incessant editorializing, often breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience.
In this photo, he seems to be saying, "My superpower is 1970s-style lovemaking to Air Supply jams on vinyl. Pour yourself a glass of Dubonnet and let's get it on, foxy mama."
In the comic books, however, Wade Wilson suffers from mental illness, perhaps even psychotic episodes, causing Deadpool to be unpredictable. In the upcoming film, his psychosis will be expressed in his biting sense of humor. Perhaps that's the real reason why he's laid out on a bear rug — the image is clearly meant to be funny and invoke this iconic image of Burt Reynolds, below, included in Ryan's own tweet.
We love that Ryan Reynolds has a great sense of humor, making him the perfect choice to play Deadpool. But let's take a closer look at his suit.
Entirely made of red stretch latex, Deadpool's superhero suit covers his entire body that's been endowed with supernatural healing powers. But in addition to the latex, the suit boasts numerous black leather straps and various weapons. Is Deadpool channeling his own Christian Grey, hoping to find that perfect woman he can tie up and dominate?
We might be down for a little S&M playtime with the X-Man, but those solid white eyes might be a tad too creepy.
Actress Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) will play Angel Dust in the film, a mutant with superhero strength. With Carano's background in MMA, it seems she may be dominating Deadpool, if the two engage in any sexy-time. We like that!
Deadpool releases in theaters Feb. 12, 2016.