Fans React To Surprise "Deadpool" Screenings

Tue, January 19th, 2016 at 6:29am PST | Updated: January 19th, 2016 at 1:30pm

Brett White, Assistant Editor

For attendees of two screenings, the wait to see "Deadpool" unleashed on the big screen is over. Two special fan events that were billed as premieres of "first look footage" from "Deadpool" ended up being more than that -- they ended up being premieres of an unfinished version of the entire movie. Audiences in both New York and Los Angeles got to see the movie last night; Ryan Reynolds introduced the film in New York while, as reported, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, director Tim Miller, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, actress Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Stan Lee himself showed up at the Los Angeles one.

Screening the film in its entirety almost a month before it opens in theaters was a risk 20th Century Fox was willing to take -- and one that looks like it's paid off, as the screenings have generated positive word of mouth online. ComicBookMovie has a roundup of some celebratory tweets, as well as a few photos from the event.

"Deadpool" opens in theaters on February 12.

(via Uproxx)

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