Over the weekend, an almost two-minute clip of Deadpool laying waste to a bunch of dudes hit the internet. Some big clues point to it being made by the folks behind some of the best video game trailers.
Deadpool is one of Marvel Comics' most popular characters right now. He's also been played by Ryan Reynolds, who is kinda sorta one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. However, all has been quiet with regard to The Merc With a Mouth movie. Then this footage featuring Wade Wilson leaked.
While it looks like it may be related to a video game, the footage looks like it lines up with statements made by the character's co-creator Rob Liefeld two years ago.
They've got a great director on the movie, they've got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that's Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people's faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you've got what would amount to the first R Rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R Rated.
Deadpool director Tim Miller is a co-founder of Blur Studios, and this certainly could be their work. Those keeping tabs on Wade's non-comics appearances will also remember that he headlined a game from High Moon Studios last year. If this is in fact a chunk of the same eight-minute reel that Liefeld referred to seeing, then there are still six minutes out there waiting for eyeballs to enjoy them. Chew on that.
Update: Hi-res version here.