Comic-Con may be over, but that isn’t going to stop the comic book movie news train from rolling in, and today we have a crazy one for you. Literally, this guy’s freakin’ nuts. Last night, the internet got a brief glimpse at something magical as someone leaked onto the world the test footage that was created for Fox’s long-gestating Deadpool film. How do we know it was legitimate? Twenty minutes after it was posted, it was gone thanks to a copyright claim from the studio itself.
The mostly CGI sequence features Deadpool in full costume with Ryan Reynolds doing his voice. It opens with the Merc with a Mouth sitting atop a freeway while listening to some music and smashes the fourth wall to smithereens to address us directly. When he notices an SUV of bad guys, he hops down through the sunroof and begins taking them out in his very Deadpool way. The fight within the SUV is filled with an even mix of action and humor, such as our hero commenting on the van’s rich Corinthian leather and getting repeatedly hit in the head like a cartoon character.
Eventually, the out-of-control SUV catches the attention of a man on a motorcycle in front of it that turns and begins opening fire on the tumbling vehicle. Suddenly, the sequence goes into ultra slo-mo as Deadpool sees the man, holds up a piece of paper that can’t be made out in the video and, in one swift motion, relieves the motorcyclist from his head.
Once the van finishes rolling, Deadpool opens the window, does a quick gag with the severed head (still in its motorcycle helmet) and the title card pops up. It’s as great as it sounds as we have a feeling this leak’s going to spark a highly refreshed interest by audiences in the film. With any luck, it could be the thing that pushes Fox over the edge to finally make the damn thing.
Update: Footage got pulled, so I hope you caught it while you could!
Update 2: Blur Studios uploaded a HD version of the test footage to their official website.
Update 3: For unknown reasons (but most likely at the request of Fox), the HD version has been removed.
Did you get a chance to see the Deadpool test footage? Let us know in the comments below!