Ryan Reynolds’ superhero slump may be over.
Not only had the actor been trying to shed the disappointment of The Green Lantern since 2011, Reynolds had also been eager to get his X-Men spinoff, Deadpool into theatres for over a decade.
But for just a few minutes last weekend, the actor, now 38, was able to put the past behind him.
The first trailer for Deadpool, his R-rated superhero movie, received a long standing ovation at the San Diego Comic-Con, along with “One more time!” chants from the buzzing fans in Hall H. Reynolds and director Tim Miller, looking genuinely stunned, gave each other high fives as they took their seats to watch it again.
“For one I think it’s an absolute miracle that a studio let us make Deadpool let alone a Rated-R Deadpool,” Reynolds said of Fox’s willingness to greenlight the film.
The Deadpool trailer featured explosive action sequences, several f-bombs, and even a sex scene.
Joining Reynolds on stage were co-stars T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano.
“(It’s) the most faithful adaptation of a comic book to a movie I’ve ever seen,” Reynolds said of the film, which opens Feb 12, 2016. “I’ve only ever done one other proper, actually not proper, superhero movie,” he said, throwing shade on The Green Lantern, which stumbled at the box office.
Later that day, Reynolds stood next to Fox’s other Marvel characters, The X-Men and Fantastic Four, on stage for a mega photo opportunity that looked like Reynolds, finally, belonged in the superhero family. – Reuters/Stuart Oldham
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 12, 2015
* A few very low-quality versions of the trailer have been leaked online but you might just want to wait for the official one to be released soon.