Deadpool Deadpool (Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional character, a mercenary and anti-hero appearing in Marvel comic books. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in The New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).
A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force and in several ongoing series. Deadpool is one of the primary antagonists of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds.[63] He is a highly skilled, wisecracking but greatly immoral mercenary who wields a pair of samurai swords with superhuman speed and skill sufficient to deflect fully automatic weapons fire. He is later killed offscreen by Sabretooth, only to return transformed by Colonel William Stryker into Weapon XI (stunts portrayed by Scott Adkins), a mutant killer who possesses other mutants' powers, including Scott Summers' optic blasts, John Wraith's teleportation, Chris Bradley's technopathy, Wolverine's healing factor, and a pair of extendable blades resembling Wilson's prized swords. He is referred to by Stryker as "the Deadpool" because the compatible powers of the other mutants have been "pooled" together into one being. Wolverine and Sabretooth fight Deadpool in the film's climax and manage to defeat him by decapitating him and sending him falling into a cooling tower of a nuclear power plant, although a post-credits scene appearing in DVD releases and some theatrical presentations of the film implies Deadpool is still alive. A spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Deadpool is in development, and Reynolds is attached to reprise his role. According to Empire, a script is in development, and Deadpool will "break the fourth wall" during the film. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been attached to write the script for the film. On April 8, 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct the film. Originally the film was set to be rated PG-13, but the rating was later reconsidered with the possible addition of gore.
Explaining why Deadpool won't be another Green Lantern, Reynolds also comments on the 2016 adaptation's less than usual superhero movie budget as well as the leaked test footage. Check it out!
Now that Ryan Reynolds is officially set to reprise the role of Wade Wilson for Fox's solo Deadpool movie and more cast members are being added (T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein so far), has learned that filming is scheduled for late March in Vancouver, Canada. Click on for more...
The newly-announced Oscar nominee suggests that he has not lost interest in appearing in a comic book blockbuster despite auditioning for, and ultimately losing out on, multiple superhero/villain roles
Comedian Ben Schwartz mentions briefly that he had auditioned for the upcoming film, and calls the movie "great."
Deadpool is a little more than a year away, and Fox are finally looking to cast other key roles outside of Ryan Reynolds as the Merc With a Mouth as both T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) are now being eyed. Who as? Read on for details...
For the next item on our Christmas list we're turning to the Merc With A Mouth and a terrific item for the Deadpool fan on your list. CLICK HERE to see this awesome superhero item that will help keep your toes toasty all winter long!
A follow up to the set of songs for Venom, this new playlist of songs takes aim at the Marvel Comics anti-hero Deadpool. Also included are my thoughts on the upcoming film adaptation, which stars Ryan Reynolds.
Deadpool is going around to many different places and teaching us, the readers, about war. His next stop is Asgard, the realm that is known for many wars! What will Deadpool show us here? Hit the jump to check out this new preview for DeadPool's Art of War #3
Ryan Reynolds has taken to his newly created Twitter account to seemingly confirm that he will be reprising the role of the Merc With The Mouth in 2016's Deadpool movie with a teaser image and the promise that "It's Chimichanga Time." His return has been confirmed!
Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld made an appearance at Comikaze 2014 this weekend, and revealed that he advised Fox not to put Cable into the Merc With The Mouth's movie and weighs in on when we'll see that character and what we should expect from the 2016 release...
Beyond taking place within the X-Men cinematic universe, the highly-anticipated Deadpool movie will apparently help tell a larger story that could play out in X-Men: Apocalypse and beyond. Check it out!
It's no huge surprise, but it seems the Deadpool movie will not be be completely standalone as X-Men: Apocalypse writer/producer Simon Kinberg has confirmed otherwise. Check it out after the jump!
Finally, the Deadpool film is heading our way yet with the dispute if it will be PG-13 or R-rated we are going to have to ask ourselves if there really is a market for the film. Is there a way that 20th Century Fox can market the film to ensure its success? More just a click away!
Though its not based on the Deadpool we'll see in the 2016 movie, you likely won't care when you get your eyes on this incredible new Sixth Scale Action Figure from Sideshow Collectibles! Based on the comic book version of the Merc With A Mouth, it comes with a variety of accessories and more...
Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, a hit series that airs in Tokyo on TV Tokyo. Its features the Guardians of the Galaxy, Loki, Abomination, and now the Merc with a mouth, Deadpool. Hit the jump to check out a new promo video!
Wolverine is going to be killed off any week now, and Marvel continue to tease us with the possibility that the Merc With The Mouth - who will make the leap to the big screen in 2016 - is also about to meet his maker! It doesn't sound like he has long left either. Hit the jump for details!
Marvel has released a new 75th Anniversary variant cover gallery featuring the Merc with a Mouth invading classic Marvel covers. The artwork has been redone by some of today's top artists. Check it out and see how different Marvel's universe could have been had Deadpool been left in charge!
For those fans hoping for a hardcore Merc with a foul Mouth big-screen adaptation, you may be in luck as co-screenwriter Rhett Reese has dismissed reports of a PG-13 rating being set. Check it out!
A big screen outing for Deadpool has been confirmed for a 2016 release, and if you'd like a rough idea of what to expect from the movie, you may want to hit the jump for a first look at this Wednesday's Deadpool #35 as Wade Wilson finds himself in some serious trouble...
It's thought that Fox were struggling to decide whether to make Deadpool a big budget PG-13 blockbuster or a slightly cheaper R-Rated movie, but a new report reveals that director Tim Miller finally got a green light because they've re-purposed the script and it's guessed it...PG-13!
As we all know, Deadpool is getting a movie in about a year and a half. People want many things, and rightfully so. To add to that, BatmanHeisenberg is here to add his two cents about the upcoming movie! Hit the jump for more!
Even when most of us had given up hope, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld remained positive that the Merc with the Mouth would one day be brought to the big screen. He was shown to be correct this week when Fox announced a release date and talks here about his feelings on the adaptation...
Hit the jump to see my theory on the DP movie.
The Merc with the mouth's name has been in the news a lot recently. He's had leaked test footage, he's getting a new movie, and now in this comic preview Deadpool starts to write a book and he will do anything in order for people to buy it. ANYTHING! Hit the jump to check it out!
With the recent announcement that Fox have slated a Deadpool movie for a release date, I couldn't help but voice my opinion on the matter and pitch how I think it'd work, and what may cause some downfalls.