Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds says "Deadpool", Marvel's
anti-hero about to hit cinema screens, is redefining the genre.
According to the movie's synopsis, the film tells the story of
former Special Forces agent turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who
undergoes a rogue experiment to treat his cancer.
The operation leaves him scarred but also with powers that allow
him to heal quickly and Wilson, soon Deadpool, seeks revenge on
the man who carried out the experiment.
With plenty of dark humor, violence and offensive language, the
film has an "R" rating for the big screen.
"It is a game changer for superhero movies. We're standing at
the intersection of a kind of like superhero apocalypse. We have
all these movies coming along and they're all very, very serious
and ... very gritty and dark," Reynolds told Reuters.
"Deadpool is kind of the opposite of that. He takes nothing
seriously and I think that's fun. It's a nice refreshing change
of pace," he said.
"You still have all the intense action, you have a movie that
deals with themes that are a little bit more adult than
necessarily some of the Marvel movies that have come along."
The movie, directed by Tim Miller, also stars "The Transporter
Refueled" actor Ed Skrein, "Silicon Valley" actor T.J. Miller
and "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin.
"You're in a great position where this movie is going to open up
the R-rated landscape to superhero films. That's great," T.J.
"Deadpool" hits cinemas worldwide from Feb. 9.
(Reporting by Jane Witherspoon; Editing by Tom Heneghan)
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