You have to give it to those marketing guys for the Deadpool movie; they certainly turned that up to 11! ‘But why not just make it go to 10?’ ‘BUT IT GOES TO 11 AND NOW DEADPOOL FIGHTS CANCER!’ Any-who, the above video clip has Marvel’s Regenerating Degenerating teaming up with the British Organization BallBoys.org to promote awareness of testicular cancer. That’s actually really smart and clever marketing because Deadpool, the character, suffers from the affliction and using his off-color sense of humor really is a great way to get people to pay attention! Hey, I guess you use the word ‘internet’ and ‘touch yourself’ in the same sentence you get a lot of hits. Who would’ve thought! Also, the BallBoys also released this promotional image. Deadpool and cancer awareness…I guess they might have found their spokesperson! Who woulda thought, right?
Deadpool is scheduled for release on February 12, 2016 in North America. The film is directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, and Leslie Uggams. I don’t know about you guys, but I think it is really cool that they doing this; it is both funny and informative and not something you would expect from an R-rated character.