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

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


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Aug 5, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:38 am CDT

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.

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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.

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

Screengrab via Team Coco/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 5, 2015, 8:52 am CDT