“Deadpool” fans have been waiting a long time for the movie trailer, which was released Tuesday night. The character had a false start in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and then 20th Century Fox wouldn’t green light on a solo “Deadpool” title for years. So when the Merc with a Mouth’s trailer finally hit the internet, some fans may have been too excited to even notice some things in the trailer. With the introductions of comic book characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Vanessa Carlyle (Morena Baccarin) and Colossus (Andre Tricoteux), it was easy to get distracted. Luckily, we’ve compiled the most important moments for you:
1. The Green Lantern Reference – “Just don’t make the suit green or animated,” Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) asks before being given powers. It’s a pretty obvious dig at Reynolds’ failed superhero movie, “The Green Lantern.” The good news is that Deadpool’s costume is almost exactly the same red and black costume from the comics with no unnecessary CGI.
Ryan Reynolds is a MILLION times better as Deadpool than Green Lantern ... "Just don't make my suit green" ___ pic.twitter.com/kJla3XDVqp
— CityBoySizzle (@WhoIsSizzle) August 5, 2015
2. Test Footage – The fight scene in the black SUV from the trailer might be recognizable to some fans. It was part of the test footage that leaked last year, which Reynolds credits with getting the movie green lit. He told Entertainment Weekly that he wanted to kiss the person to put the footage on the internet.
“And not just a little kiss,” Reynolds said. “But full on the mouth, sloppy, with tongue, for two straight minutes on live television — without commercial interruption. And then I’ll buy you dinner at Red Lobster, at least, and dessert.”
3. Spider-Man Reference – “With great power, comes great irresponsibility,” the trailer says. That’s obviously a riff on Spider-Man’s famous line, but it’s also a throwback to the comics. In the source material, Deadpool is often mistaken for the web slinger. The movie appears to be drawing heavily from the comic books, so that might not be the only Spidey reference in “Deadpool.” Just don’t expect Peter Parker to actually show up. Marvel Studios and Sony are currently sharing him, but 20th Century Fox doesn’t have the rights.
When dead pool is mistaken for spiderman ___ cute. pic.twitter.com/npnCj5wh6V
— Red Poral (@Franciscology) January 10, 2014
4. Fourth Wall – If you’re unfamiliar with the anti-hero, you may have thought that the shot of Deadpool breathing in gun smoke was just a close up of Wade Wilson in costume. He’s actually speaking directly to the audience. The fourth wall doesn’t always exist in the world of “Deadpool.”
Watch the green band trailer below:
Surprisingly, there weren’t any obvious references to Deadpool’s appearance in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The writers were sure to put it in the teaser for the trailer though.
“Deadpool” hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016. What were your favorite references? Which ones did we leave off the list? Sound off in the comments section below!