Deadpool is going global. In celebration of Australia Day on Jan. 26, Ryan Reynolds’ red-masked superhero has recorded a special message to the people down under, honoring their proud heritage. Or, as he says, donning a safari hat with corks dangling off the brim, in a mock Aussie accent, “Its shady criminal past and its predilection for blackout drinking and unrelenting condescension towards New Zealand.”
In less than a minute, Deadpool also manages to mock the “shrimp on the barbie” phrase and, of course, the country’s national treasure Hugh Jackman. “He’s a delightful guy, he really is, true legend,” Deadpool says of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine actor. “But the movie, that was a career low for me. You understand.”
Reynolds, of course, briefly appeared opposite Jackman in the 2007 film, which featured a severely sanitized and PG-13 version of Deadpool. The new movie, directed by Tim Miller, as been rated R for “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content, and graphic nudity.” Just the way that the fans — and their vulgarian protagonist — want it.
Deadpool hits theaters on Feb. 12, closer to another holiday which the Merc with the Mouth is sure to opine about soon enough, Valentine’s Day.