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.
Deadpool star Ed Skrein has been doing a press tour for his upcoming film, Transporter: Refueled, and spoke of fellow Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller, and their hilarious ad-lib skills on the set of the highly anticipated future film. Click the jump to see what he said now! - Gutspinner
Will Marvel and DC coexist, or will one have to crush the other? Can Marvel and DC just get along? - owlknight182
Well, D-Piddy is at it again! Have you ever imagined what a Spider-Man vs Deadpool dance-off looks like? Yeah, me neither, but clearly a certain someone has! Click the jump to find out exactly what it looks like now! - Gutspinner
The Comic Book Show gives you your weekly fix of comic book news, reviews, previews, and discussion. Hosts Jen, Matt, Wes, and Lucas discuss the possibility of The Joker coming into the Marvel universe, and decide which Robin would win in a fight... - DangerRoom
Remember those awesome Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice posters that were released at Zack Snyder's special IMAX event? Well if you do, it looks as if the Merc with a Mouth has invaded them, and re-named them! Hit the jump to check out these two nifty, fan-made posters! - NightWatcher
Well, newish! Despite essentially being a screengrab from the trailer, Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a very cool image from the upcoming Deadpool movie as the Merc with the Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) takes to the skies with all guns blazing. Hit the jump to check it out... - JoshWilding
If you fancy a giggle, check out the new Deadpool "Candy Variant" in which Marvel takes a playful jab at DC Comics' advertising department. For those who need to get caught up on the origins of the gag, click on for a brief rundown... - DrKinsolving
In recent years, current Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan took to Twitter and confirmed Deadpool is, in fact, omnisexual. This led to the creation of an essay outlining examples of Deadpool's sexuality throughout the years, and upon being asked about it recently, Nicieza has tried to clarify the the character's sexual preference, and boy, did it get messy. Click the jump to check it out! - Gutspinner
We’ve saw the Merc with a Mouth in comics, animated films, and we're about to lay eyes on his cinematic film! But has there been enough light shed on Lady Deadpool? Well, if you’re answer to that is no, Kotobukiya certainly will make you proud will this awesome new statue! Check it out! - NightWatcher
Former Game Of Thrones alum Ed Skrein will play Alax in Fox's upcoming Deadpool movie, and in a new interview he discusses his take on the Marvel character. Can we expect to see some of the more outlandish costumes/armor this villain has sported in the comics over the years? - RorMachine
Are Fox and Marvel playing nice? "Deadpool, A Crossover With Rocket Would Actually Benefit You" Check out a preview for Guardians Team Up #10, with Rocket Raccoon and Deadpool, Guardians Team-Up #10 goes on sale Aug. 19 - DrKinsolving
Morena Baccarin will play Vanessa Carlyle (we don't know if she'll be the shapeshifting Copycat from the comics yet) in the Deadpool movie, and in a new photoshoot the 36-year-old actress shows why she's been getting fans hot under the collar since her Firefly days... - RorMachine
The Comic Book Show gives you your weekly fix of comic book news, reviews, previews, and discussion. Hosts Jen, Matt, Jacqueline, Wes, Ben, and Lucas welcome X-Men '92 artist Scott Koblish and discuss the Deadpool trailer. - DangerRoom
X-Men: Apocalypse is slated for release on May 27, 2016, and director Bryan Singer has been eager to upload teasers for fans via his Instagram profile. Singer's most recent upload may just be one of his most mysterious (and exciting) ones yet! Click the jump to check it out. - Gutspinner
Ever since Fantastic Four's release, there has been report on top of report, & it'll probably be months before we can separate fact from fiction. Now, a new rumor has surfaced suggesting the already announced Fantastic Four 2 might be swapped out for Deadpool 2! - KingPatel
With Fox bringing out several entries in the X-Men franchise over the next few years, I take a look at what Fox should do with the franchise, and what Marvel Studios should do with the Fantastic Four franchise should they retrieve the film rights - Gutspinner
You might have watched the debut green-band and red-band trailers for the highly-anticipated Deadpool movie countless times, but hit the jump and check out more than 100 crisp, high-definition screengrabs that capture every frame with Merc With A Mouth in action and then some! - DCMarvelFreshman
As fans have known for a while now, when Deadpool rolls around next year, Colossus will be played by 'Once Upon A Time' star Andre Tricoteux, as opposed to Daniel Cudmore, who played the metal mutant in X2: United, X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, recently director Tim Miller revealed that he did offer Cudmore the role, and Cudmore has confirmed it himself. Click the jump for details. - Gutspinner
After going all googly-eyed over the two new Deadpool trailers, is giving away one awesome prize package full of Deadpool Funko Figures, A Kotobukiya Statue and a Special #5 Figure + History Magazine Combo Pack! Click to find out more... - ComicBookMovie
Josh Trank's Fantastic Four is finally upon us, but is it any good? The film has been receiving a lot of hate leading up to its release, so hit the jump to find out if the film is deserving of such judgement or not! - Gutspinner
The first red-band trailer for Deadpool was released last night, and to call it f**king awesome would be an understatement! Anyway, we've gone through the bloody preview to collect the best bits in gif form, and you can relive those right here! Hit the jump to check them out... - JoshWilding
Following the debut of last night's awesome Deadpool trailer, the director of the movie sat down with Empire to break it down shot by shot. There's some interesting reveals and tidbits (Daniel Cudmore was asked to return as Colossus, for example) so click on to check it out... - RorMachine
Ryan Reynolds has dropped by the Conan O'Brien show and debuted the first official trailer for the upcoming Deadpool movie. There's a red band and a green band (for those of you with a nervous disposition... or are, y'know, under 18), and you can check both out after the jump... - RorMachine
Personally I dont blame him, some of us are busy and we need to see the trailer as soon as possible. - DemonHunter
We're just hours away from the premiere of the first trailer for Deadpool on Conan, and it appears as if Ryan Reynolds will be appearing on the show in costume and in character if this fun behind the scenes image posted by the host is anything to go by! Check it out... - JoshWilding