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Published on July 12th, 2015 | by Jerry Doby


First footage of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Deadpool’ shown at Comic Con San Diego

Screams and cheers are cheap at Comic-Con, but the energy stepped up a notch Saturday evening after fans got their first look at “Deadpool.”

Not only did the trailer for the irreverent film starring Ryan Reynolds get a standing ovation, but soon the 6,500-person Hall H audience started chanting, “One more time!”

Host Chris Hardwick seemed momentarily flustered, explaining that he doesn’t actually have that power. But he asked the A/V gods if it was possible, and soon, the blood-soaked, expletive-laced trailer was playing again.

It seems fitting for a movie 11 years in the making that Reynolds said was only greenlit because of the enthusiasm of the fans.

The Marvel antihero, known for his salty language and off-humor, is given an origin story in this film, which comes out Feb. 12.

Perhaps the main event of the Twentieth Century Fox presentation, which also included looks at “Fantastic Four,” the “Maze Runner” sequel and “Victor Frankenstein,” was “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

The veil was stripped away from the highly secretive film as director Bryan Singer revealed that it takes place 10 years after the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in 1983.

This is a world that has grown to accept mutants, mostly. But a mysterious and influential sect has risen that believes the mutants are gods. (L. Bahr  Associated Press)

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