Earlier tonight, 20th Century Fox held the first two fan screenings for the Deadpool movie. The screenings were held at Deadpool fan events in New York and Los Angeles.
As first reported by Comicbook.com, fans thought they were going to an event that would just show some footage from the film, but the entire film was actually shown as a surprise.
At the New York screening, Ryan Reynolds showed up to introduce the movie. At the Los Angeles screening, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, TJ Miller (Weasel), director Tim Miller, screenwriters Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick, and Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) were in attendance.
The first early reactions to the film have already started to surface on social media, and the early feedback is overwhelmingly positive. We've embedded some of the first reactions below.
Well, hell, you guys. They went and made an amazingly awesome, fun, exciting #Deadpool movie. It's outstanding.— Lucas Siegel (@LucasSiegel) January 19, 2016
LITERALLY BEST MARVEL MOVIE. I was lowkey hella doubtful but by far best executed movie i've seen in a long time.— daddy (@MajinBuunny) January 19, 2016
This is how I just spent my afternoon! OFFICIALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE MARVEL MOVIES OF ALL TIME. SO GOOD! pic.twitter.com/6bMTVusfGi— Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) January 19, 2016
Just saw early screening of Deadpool. The movie is fucking amazing. Everything I was hoping for from the Merc with a Mouth! #deadpool— Rachel Howard (@racheljhoward) January 19, 2016
Deadpool is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on February 12, 2016.