EntertainmentDeadpool & Wolverine trailer flaws spark fan frenzy, shatters records

Deadpool & Wolverine trailer flaws spark fan frenzy, shatters records

Deadpool and Wolverine, fan favorites, in one movie
Deadpool and Wolverine, fan favorites, in one movie
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2:16 PM EDT, April 23, 2024

If the trailer is already breaking viewership records, imagine what will happen when the film is released. The second trailer for the highly anticipated Marvel production "Deadpool & Wolverine," directed by Shawn Levy, has recently hit the internet, causing quite a stir.

The sheer excitement generated by the announcement of a hit is astounding. The first trailer premiered during the Super Bowl's commercial break, one of the United States' most-watched events, particularly the championship final of American football. Broadcasting the ad during such a coveted time slot reportedly cost $7 million.

The trailer for the new Marvel Comics production quickly made its way to the internet, where it was viewed over 365 million times. The second trailer also made waves; it was published online yesterday and viewed 2 million times in just an hour. Less than 24 hours later, the number has soared past 20 million, setting another record for the highest number of curses in a trailer. The ability to pause the video has allowed for even closer scrutiny, leading to some interesting observations.

New from MCU: "Deadpool and Wolverine": A detail has fans intrigued

As discussed in foreign media, the movie preview, expected to be this year's biggest summer hit, has sparked a significant online debate. A particular frame showing the main characters fighting side by side caught special attention. One user on X (formerly Twitter) noted that that shot of Wolverine was strange. His head and body were disproportionate. Another chimed in to enlarge Hugh Jackman’s face due to bad CGI.

There might be some truth to these observations: the star’s head appears disproportionately larger than his body. Such a detail might be easy to miss at first glance, but it's not beyond correction – after all, the premiere is still a few months away.

"Deadpool & Wolverine": plot, cast, creators, and release date

In what is likely to be the most expensive production of 2024, Wade Wilson decides to retire as Deadpool. After a few professional setbacks and a mid-life crisis, he sells used cars. However, when the lives of his friends, family, and the whole world are at stake, he decides to return to the fray. He also convinces a hesitant Wolverine to join him in the fight.

The screenplay is the work of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the minds behind the first two "Deadpool" movies. It has support from Zeb Wells, Ryan Reynolds (as with every previous iteration), and Shawn Levy, the film's director. The cast includes Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, as well as Jennifer Garner and Emma Corrin. The premiere is set for Friday, July 26.

Fans drew attention to one frame from the trailer.
Fans drew attention to one frame from the trailer.© Press materials
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