Ryan Reynolds dropped by Conan tonight to debut the red band trailer for Deadpool — because if you’re going to give Deadpool a proper introduction, you’re going to do so with a respectable amount of violence and profanity. After months of promising an R-rated, faithful adaptation of beloved comic book character, Reynolds seems to be delivering.

Though Fox never released that Comic-Con footage online, our first legit look at Deadpool does not disappoint. Violence? Check. Mayhem? Check? Exceptionally dark humor? Double-check. And while there’s only so much you can get away with on the air during Conan, the bad words fly like bullets in the first official trailer.

Here’s a little bit from Reynolds’ appearance on Conan:



Here’s a quick easter egg from the Deadpool trailer if you missed it:



Did you spot it? Look closely in the background and you’ll see a clever nod to Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza on the street signs above:



And, if that’s not enough, we pulled some GIFs and screenshots of the best moments from the Deadpool trailer to share with you.



The green band trailer for Deadpool will debut in theaters this week with Fantastic Four, giving audiences a more family-friendly intro to the Merc With a Mouth — but this red band trailer is definitely preferable.


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.


Deadpool also stars Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, T.J. Miller as Weasel and Ed Skrein as Ajax. The film arrives in theaters on February 12, 2016.