Perhaps more than any other superhero film, Deadpool‘s path from comic books to the big screen was paved with the help of a loud, fervent fan base that launched a grassroots campaign to get the movie made. To reward those fans this Christmas, before Deadpool arrives in theatres this February, another bloody, funny red band trailer of the Ryan Reynolds-starring action flick was unveiled, with the three-minute preview laying the foundation of the wisecracking, fourth wall-shattering hero’s origin story.
Like the first red band trailer that premiered in August, Deadpool‘s dark, sardonic humor once again shares the spotlight with the gory, decapitation-happy violence. “You’re probably thinking, ‘This is a superhero movie but this guy in the suit just turned the other guy into a fucking kebab,” Deadpool quips in the trailer after impaling a baddie with a pair of blades. “Surprise: This is a different kind of superhero story.”
Deadpool opens February 12th. Reynolds previously played a vastly different version of Deadpool in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the film is unconnected to the current X-Men franchise’s storyline, a pair of X-Men characters, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, appear in Deadpool.