Australia Day is coming in a few days. Ahead of the country’s big celebration, Marvel’s “Deadpool” launched a promo and the antihero gave a profane message to the Australians.
Actor Ryan Reynolds put up his red and black suit as he mimic the Australian accent in the promo. He greeted the locals a “Happy Australia Day” because “that’s a real thing.” The antihero even made self-referential jokes, Collider noted.
“Seriously, I’d fit right in with your proud nation with its shady criminal past, and it’s predilection for black-out drinking and unrelenting condescension towards New Zealand.”
In the video, Deadpool said that he “can’t forgive” the Australian nation for giving the world the film, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The film was previously criticised for not staying true to the original story. Nonetheless, he called Wolverine star Hugh Jackman a “delightful guy.”
“I’ve got no problem with Hugh, I mean he’s a delightful guy, true legend. But the movie, that was a career low for me, you understand,” he said.
Watch Deadpool’s Australia Day message here:
Some fans found it amusing while others were displeased.
That Deadpool Australia Day video is amazing.
— Kieran L (@kieran_shaker) January 22, 2016
@VancityReynolds Just saw your Deadpool message to Australia Day. Don't think I've ever seen an actor back his moive so much. Nice work mate
— Pete (@LeMothdust) January 22, 2016
Deadpool said 'Happy Australia Day'. What a racist, sexist, transphobic piece of garbage. Australia doesn't identify as a gender. Idiot.
— Emperor Kieran (@WhyAim) January 22, 2016
Meanwhile, Reynolds’ character has been getting in touch with his fans lately. Reynolds was reported to surprise fans during an advanced movie screening of “Deadpool.”
“I know we were going to be showing you guys some footage but … hell, you wanna just see the whole film? Let’s just show you the whole movie!,” Reynolds told the surprised crowd.
However, not everyone is pleased with the foul-mouthed antihero. Earlier this week, the film has been banned in China. The country denied its release due to violence, nudity and graphic language. Reports mentioned that the film will require lots of cuts for it to be allowed in China.
Catch “Deadpool” when it finally hits theatres starting February 10. The highly-anticipated film premieres in Australia on February 11.