Deadpool and Wolverine Trailer Sets Record for Most-Viewed in 24 Hours

Deadpool and Wolverine Trailer Sets Record for Most-Viewed in 24 Hours
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The Merc With a Mouth and the adamantium-clawed mutant Wolverine have smashed records with the release of their first trailer. The unexpected yet exhilarating collaboration between Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine has garnered unprecedented attention, eclipsing all previous records for the most-viewed movie trailer within a 24-hour period.

Released online during the Super Bowl on Sunday, the trailer for "Deadpool and Wolverine" (a title that promises much comedic potential in its own right) has taken the internet by storm. Surpassing all expectations, Disney announced that the red band teaser has amassed a staggering 365 million views worldwide in just one day, firmly establishing itself as the most-viewed movie trailer of all time.

The allure of seeing Ryan Reynolds' irreverent Deadpool join forces with Hugh Jackman's iconic Wolverine has undoubtedly contributed to the trailer's astronomical success. Furthermore, the prospect of Deadpool's integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has heightened anticipation among fans. Yet, even with such high-profile characters and a significant crossover event, few could have predicted that this trailer would outstrip the initial teasers of blockbuster hits like "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "Avengers: Endgame."

Excitement surrounding "Deadpool and Wolverine" continues to build with the promise of numerous cameos from beloved characters within the X-Men universe. Speculation abounds regarding appearances by Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, and potentially alternate versions of Gambit portrayed by Channing Tatum and Taylor Kitsch. Additionally, rumors suggest that Liev Schreiber may reprise his role as Victor Creed from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," alongside various incarnations of Deadpool himself, including Dogpool, Kidpool, and Lady Deadpool.

While some returns, such as Jennifer Garner as Elektra, have been confirmed by industry insiders, others remain shrouded in mystery. Notably, actors Morena Baccarin, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Rob Delaney, Brianna Hildebrand, and Shioli Kutsuna are set to reprise their respective roles, joined by newcomers Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen, whose characters have yet to be unveiled.

A recent synopsis for the film provides a glimpse into the plot's direction, hinting at Wade Wilson's (Deadpool) struggle with professional setbacks and midlife turmoil. Forced into an unexpected retirement as a used car salesman, Deadpool is reluctantly drawn back into action when the fate of his loved ones and the world itself hangs in the balance. Teaming up with the reluctant Wolverine, Deadpool embarks on a mission not only to ensure survival but to secure their enduring legacy.

Directed by Shawn Levy, "Deadpool and Wolverine" boasts an ensemble cast featuring Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen. The film is produced by Kevin Feige, Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy, and Lauren Shuler Donner, with an impressive lineup of executive producers including Louis D’Esposito, Wendy Jacobson, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, George Dewey, Simon Kinberg, and Jonathon Komack Martin.

Penned by Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Zeb Wells, and Shawn Levy, "Deadpool and Wolverine" is set to hit U.S. and Canadian theaters on July 26. Audiences can expect an immersive viewing experience with the film's availability in IMAX, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, 4DX, Cinemark XD, and premium screens nationwide.

As anticipation continues to mount, "Deadpool and Wolverine" promises an exhilarating blend of action, humor, and larger-than-life characters, setting the stage for a cinematic event unlike any other. With its record-breaking trailer serving as a testament to the fervent excitement surrounding the film, July 26 cannot come soon enough for fans eager to witness the epic collaboration between two of Marvel's most iconic characters.