It’s rare that a film translates a comic book character exactly right for the silver screen. Robert Downey, Jr. did for Iron Man, Chris Evans nailed his performance as Captain America in every Marvel Studios movie, and it’s hard to imagine anyone embodying Wolverine in the same way that Hugh Jackman did the X-Man.

But sweet holy Jeebus, Ryan Reynolds is giving those guys a run for their money in the first full trailer for Fox’s Deadpool, which just debuted on Conan tonight for a one-night-only special TV-MA episode. The tweets and the hints and the teases from Reynolds as himself and as Deadpool have been trickling onto the ‘net for months now, and hot damn, was the wait worth it. After the character’s abysmal portrayal in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds as much as anyone wanted to ensure that a Deadpool film was given the respect, the care, and the R-rating it deserves to do justice to the cocky, motormouth, fourth-wall breaking asshole we’ve all come to know and love.

The trailer packs in everything and the kitchen sink: bloody mayhem, swears, jabs at Green Lantern, a smattering of X-Men characters, and Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop”. Even if you’re not a comic book fan, if you don’t squeal with glee while watching every second of this trailer, you might be a little dead on the inside. Just sayin’.

Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, hits theaters on February 12, 2016, same as President Lincoln’s birthday! Celebrate Honest Abe’s special day with a huge helping of gratuitous violence and the word “fuck” on repeat.

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Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. He also serves as Head Ref for Somer City Roller Derby, the women’s roller derby league in his hometown in Kentucky, and contributes writing to various local organizations. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.