WATCH: Miller Calls "Deadpool" the 'Perfect Contrast' to the 'Brighter' Marvel Universe

In a new IMAX featurette, director Tim Miller discusses what drew him to "Deadpool" and why the film will be "epic squared" thanks to its IMAX format.

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"Deadpool is a very grounded comic book hero," Miller explains in the Nerdist-exclusive video. "He lives in a s*** apartment, and he deals with s*** people, and his life is not filled with chrome and fast jets and everything else. In fact, I think it's kind of the perfect contrast to the shinier sides of the Marvel Universe."

Directed by Tim Miller, "Deadpool" stars Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin and Gina Carano. The film opens Feb. 12.

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