High(er)-Res footage of that leaked CG sizzle featuring Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth…
In case you missed it, a very rough look at some very cool, very R-Rated Deadpool movie concept footage leaked during Comic-Con last week. Through the shitty quality and unofficial presentation of a Malaysian Transformers bootlegged DVD, folks finally got a glimpse of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off/follow-up that never came to fruition. And they liked what they saw. Today, for now, a more “official” version has hit the web. It’s probably in your best interest to watch it soon and I shouldn’t have to tell you why.
The 8-minute all-CGI clip is said to hail from Blur Studios, the award-winning effects house known for producing slick movie promos and early video game trailers that don’t have the luxury of showcasing actual gameplay, the head of which, Tim Miller, was at one point attached to direct Deadpool for Fox. And as a pretty big Deadpool fan who has yet to wipe the turd taste of Reynolds last onscreen performance as Wade Wilson, yes, this shit is very nice. I’ll remain forever resolute that Charlie Day is the only proper choice to play Deadpool, but this video drives home why (duh) Ryan Reynolds is a suitable option too. Plus, nobody wants to see him kicked out of the tights of another world famous superhero, right?
I think the real question is: Where did this footage come from? If legend is correct, this footage is from 2012, yet emerged this weekend. This footage was almost certainly not screened at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con (Fox doesn’t get invited to Marvel panels) or anywhere else for that matter. So, where exactly did the leak come from, and why now? I’ve had the luxury of seeing test footage of certain things, and their absolutely not the kind of thing that casually make it to the web, even if they end up getting canceled, let alone get followed up with more official looking footage such as today. I… I need to know everything. Whatever. Let us know what you think in the comments below. It’ll undoubtedly get a mention in an upcoming Cape Crisis.