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.
So what about that planned movie featuring the Merc With A Mouth? Is there more going on behind the scenes than we thought? Well, according to The Daily Superhero there is. Find out more after the jump!
Hit the jump to see even more Deadpool video game concept art created by conceptual illustrator, Jose Emroca Flores. Also, listen to a new video from StudioADI that addresses fans negative criticism of the Deadpool design in Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
"Deadpool is still alive and we're just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly f*cking awesome film this would be," says director Tim Miller, before adding that they now have a revised script and that the project has indeed taken some serious steps forward recently. Check it out!
Are 20th Century Fox FINALLY moving forward with Deadpool? Talking about the "minimal budget" and leaked script which ended up online, Ryan Reynolds seemingly hints that the last few weeks may have seen some sort of development on the movie finally move forward. Read on for details!
July, 1776. The world watches as a young, rebellious nation ushers in a new era of liberty. The world thinks "Wow. They can say what they want, think what they want, do what they want." 237 years later, that nation of such promise has YET TO MAKE A DEADPOOL MOVIE.
It's been often discussed here at, but there's an obvious answer. Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) is the perfect choice to direct a Deadpool movie. Here's why.
You can call him the merc with a mouth, or the jerk with a mouth, I agree with both, but Deadpool Premium Format figure is now available from Sideshow Collectibles!
Hello fellow CBMers, I’m Khan. You may know me from such arguments with James T. Kirk and the entire cast of Zoey 101. But today my thinking cap is on, and I have thought of a successful way to put the Merc With A Mouth on the big screen. So hit the jump for a bomb of awesomeness!
I would LOVE Deadpool to be R, but to say it can't work as PG-13 is just sad.
Comic book movie fans already know X-Force and Deadpool movies could be on deck for Fox, but is there a chance the studio could lose the Merc With a Mouth's film rights to Marvel Studios?
While chatting to Total Film, the R.I.P.D actor describes waiting for the long-planned Deadpool flick to materialize as being like "the worst relationship I've ever had!" It does seem that Reynolds is still interested, but for how much longer? Read on for more..
In this fan-made video, it's Batman vs Deadpool and only one gets to walk away from the encounter. The pre-fight riff from Deadpool will definitely have fans thinking hard about why there's been no significant progress on Fox's live-action movie.
Rob Liefeld tells the audience at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con all that happens in the Deadpool Test Footage starring Ryan Reynolds
Nintendo's fledgling console may see an appearance of the Merc with a Mouth.
The Deadpool writers remain hopeful the film gets made and are exploring every avenue including burning a whole in Mark Millar's ear. Reese and Wernick also discuss the fact that the script is out on the internet for everyone to read.
Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talk about the hesitation of Fox to greenlight a hard R-rated superhero film, and also confirm that three minutes of test footage was made by director Tim Miller.
The actor expresses interest in an X-Men: Days of Future Past cameo, compares Deadpool to Zombieland, goes into more detail as to why he thinks the studio won't move ahead with the movie and reveals how it would address Wade Wilson's controversial appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Talking at a recent junket for animated movie The Croods, Ryan Reynolds has offered a brief update on Deadpool. It sounds as if the R-Rated screenplay is still causing the studio some major concerns. The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Emma Stone also praises the upcoming sequel.
The multiple reasons as to why the Deadpool movie will only come to be if the fans start pressuring FOX into getting the movie done, and why Ryan Reynolds is the perfect fit for the role.
You've seen the trailer for writer/director Chris R. Notarile's new web-series, now the man who will be playing Deadpool - pro-wrestler Damian Vargas - has sent us over a look at the first two eps. See "The Merc With A Mouth" tussle with the likes of Typhoid Mary and Elektra after the jump..
Writer/director Chris R. Notarile will be bringing us the new web-series this January, and the man who will be playing the Merc With A Mouth - pro-wrestler Damian Vargas - has sent us over a first look at the trailer. See WW dance "Gangnam Style" with Typhoid Mary after the jump..
A week ago, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (ADI), gave us a sneak peek of Ryan Reynold's make-up test for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and now we have the first look at more images detailing the process. Also, Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis share some insights about the film.
Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated has sent over four never-before-seen high-resolution images of actor Ryan Reynolds ("Green Lantern") being transformed into Weapon XI/Deadpool for Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
According to Liefeld himself, he and Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman viewed test footage from Tim Miller, check out the info after the jump.
Until the game releases, we won't know how much awesome Tony Spier, lead designer on the upcoming DEADPOOL video game, managed to cram into the mouthy merc's first shot at gaming stardom. One reassuring fact we do know: the man does love him some Deadpool. Find out what he has to say regarding how his team went about adapting Deadpool's comic adventures for the game, whether it's of the "open world" variety, and more, after the jump!