Ryan Reynolds gave Conan O’Brien a semi-naked massage to promote ‘Deadpool’

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This is what the superhero movie genre has come to. And we love it.

The official Deadpool trailer arrived on Tuesday night and blew the Internet’s collective mind, but star Ryan Reynolds‘ appearance on Conan was something else entirely.

Reynolds filmed a characteristically bizarre scene for the trailer announcement on Conan, appearing in character as the titular wisecracking assassin and massaging Conan O’Brien’s semi-naked body—with panda tears.

The Deadpool people sure do know how to market their movie.

Screengrab via Team Coco/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor