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.
Ryan Reynolds has revealed the first official image of him suited up as Deadpool, and it quite literally appears to have been torn straight from the pages of the comic books! Hit the jump to check that out and to see the official title treatment and logo for the highly anticipated movie...
Ever since the announcement of the upcoming Deadpool movie, many fans have wondered whether the film will receive a box-office friendly PG-13 rating or whether it will receive an R-rating. In a recent interview, star Ryan Reynolds briefly touched on this topic, come check out what he had to say!
Deadpool kicked off production yesterday, and while details about the Fox film remain scarce, a new report has surfaced revealing Vancouver's Georgia Viaduct will be closed for part of April to shoot the sure to be insane film. Read on for more details.
Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin have both Tweeted out images from the set of Deadpool which reveal the logo and character that the latter will play in the long delayed release. Hit the jump to check out that and to find out which comic book character the Gotham star has been cast as...
With its February release, Fox's Deadpool is set to kick off the barrage of CBMs scheduled to arrive in 2016. The film just began production and there's still a lot we don't know, but thanks to Twitter, we may have just learned who comedian T.J. Miller will be playing. Come check it out!
In a recent interview, Ryan Reynolds says that the Deadpool film is made in a way that he hopes Fanboys will embrace. He also speaks about his excitement for the film, even though it does not "have the kind of money that most superhero movies do." Hit the jump to check it out!
Even though Wolverine & Deadpool's first on-screen meeting didn't end up being as memorable as it could've been, Fox may have a chance to rectify that error as it looks like Hugh Jackman may be interested in going head-to-head with Ryan Reynolds' Merc with a Mouth. Check it out!
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Ryan Reynolds will once again suit up as Wade Wilson for a Deadpool solo movie, and the actor took to Twitter to acknowledge the enormous fan support that he reckons convinced Fox to go ahead with the film. He also cryptically welcomes the other cast members on board.
Baccarin, most recently seen as Jim Gordon's love interest on Gotham, has beaten several other actresses to the role of Wade Wilson's (Ryan Reynolds) girlfriend in Fox's Deadpool movie. We still don't have a name for her character, but do have a few new details.
Remember last week, when it was reported that Colossus would appear in 2016's Deadpool and then it was widely speculated that Daniel Cudmore would be reprising the role? Well, it looks like some of that may have been a tad premature. Come check it out!
A casting call has gone out for "WHAM!", which as we know is the working title of Fox's Deadpool movie. Unfortunately the characters have also been given codenames, but we might be able to hazard a guess as to who'll feature in the film based on the descriptions.
Fast & Furious 6 actress and former mixed martial artist Gina Carano has closed a deal to star in Deadpool alongside Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, and Daniel Cudmore, whose returning as Colossus.
One year from today, we'll finally see the Merc with a Mouth get a proper interpretation on the big screen. Star Ryan Reynolds has just tweeted out a photo giving us a quick tease of Deadpool's iconic red and black costume. Come check it out!
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Now that Deadpool is about to start shooting in less than a month, hit the jump and check out what the highly anticipated standalone Fox/Marvel adaptation will be called throughout its production.
The movie that no one ever thought would actually happen is coming together nicely, with a shortlist of actresses now said to be testing for the lead female role in Tim Miller's Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds. Who are they and who might they be playing? Hit the jump for details...
Deadpool is finally happening, and Ryan Reynolds seems to be enjoying talking about the project which was on hold for years. Here, the actor goes into detail about how the leaked footage got the movie moving and why he regrets signing onto Green Lantern without seeing a script!
Ryan Reynolds talks here about how work is progressing on Deadpool, what makes Tim Miller the right man to bring the Merc With The Mouth to the big screen, having a "significantly" lower budget than other superhero movies, an R-Rating, and more. Read on for details...
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...
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