There’s a big tizzy over the leaked footage from Comic-Con, where it’s been stated the movie studios are considering not releasing any more footage.
Ironically enough, it’s Deadline’s sister site Variety that interviewed Reynolds (watch above) about thanking fans for their support, while Deadline is currently blasting fans for leaking footage.
“The fans of Deadpool are the reason we got to make the movie,” Reynolds said. “That test footage leaked… that test footge was never meant for anyone’s eyes except studio executives, and somehow it found its way on to the internet, and that is a gift from God for us.”
Likewise, The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman, who missed Comic-Con due to a surgery, hoped the Deadpool trailer would be leaked as well.
” I wish you all a fun and safe Comic-Con,” Kirkman posted. “Someone please be sure to bootleg the Deadpool trailer for me!”
“Deadpool” has a February 12, 2016 release directed by Tim Miller starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.