“Deadpool & Wolverine” Makes History as Most Watched Trailer Ever

The Merc with the Mouth and the Mutant with the Claws sure are a popular pair.

In news that’s not all that surprising given the excitement surrounding their long-awaited pairing, the first trailer for the newly titled Deadpool & Wolverine, featuring Ryan Reynolds’ titular potty-mouthed superhero and the return of Hugh Jackman to the role that made him a global superstar, has made history. Marvel Studios dropped the trailer for their latest during the Super Bowl, and it racked up an astonishing 365 million views in the first 24 hours. According to both Marvel and Disney, this makes Deadpool & Wolverine the most-watched trailer in movie history.

It didn’t hurt that the first glimpse at what Reynolds, Jackman, and director Shawn Levy have been cooking came in the middle of the most-watched Super Bowl game ever, which drew 123 million viewers. The trailer gave us our first hint at what Deadpool & Wolverine is all about, with the black-and-red suited superhero being hauled before the Time Variance Authority (introduced during Marvel’s Loki on Disney+), where he’s asked if he wants to finally become a proper hero. Yet his training eventually leads him into a confrontation with the mighty mutant, Wolverine, with the trailer ending on the be-clawed Canadian’s silhouette standing over a prone Deadpool.

Deadpool & Wolverine is the first film in the Deadpool franchise to be properly bannered beneath the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the previous films were produced by 20th Century Fox), and will be the first R-rated film in MCU history. Marvel boss Kevin Feige has promised that Deadpool & Wolverine will feature all the raunch, hijinx, and impropriety that has made Reynolds’ and the Deadpool films such a hit. By the reaction to the first trailer, that looks like a very wise move.

Here’s that trailer again for your viewing pleasure. Deadpool & Wolverine arrives on July 26:

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Featured image: Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Marvel Studios’ DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL.


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