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.
"Get ready to blow out your collective sphincters," says a costumed Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) in this new Deadpool promotional video that not only confirms tomorrow's trailer debut, but also cleverly shakes up the overused 'trailer for a trailer' marketing strategy! - DCMarvelFreshman
We already know the first official trailer for Deadpool will start screening in theaters with Fantastic Four, but we now may know the online premiere date for the teaser! Or rather teasers given an second trailer has received classification. Check it out after the jump! - DCMarvelFreshman
Empire Magazine has officially unveiled three new images from Deadpool, and as well as offering up a new look at Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) in and out of costume, we also get to see Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Copycat (Morena Baccarin). - JoshWilding
Like the Batman V Superman pic from earlier on, Empire has also debuted a brand new still from Tim Miller's upcoming Deadpool flick - though this one is slightly clearer! See Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson with trusty katana swords at the ready after the jump... - RorMachine
Ryan Reynolds already told us when we should expect the first trailer for the Deadpool movie to be released online, but we now have an official classification that indicates just how close we are, and it also reveals the teaser's rating and run-time. Check it out after the jump! - DCMarvelFreshman
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Talking at the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, Ryan Reynolds weighs in on a possible team-up with Wolverine at some point in the near future and reveals what he'd like to see in the rumoured X-Force movie as well as how the Merc with the Mouth would factor into that... - JoshWilding
Speaking about their villainous duo and the relationship they share, Deadpool stars Gina Carano (Haywire) and Ed Skrein (Game Of Thrones) had plenty to say to IGN about their roles as 'Angel Dust' and 'Ajax' respectively. Hit the jump to check it out! - Minty
Originally featured in Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con edition, 20th Century Fox has now officially released six awesome stills from Deadpool. In them, we get to see plenty of the titular Merc with the Mouth, Negasonic Teenage Warhead's X-Men uniform, and much more... - JoshWilding
To tide us over until the first trailer is officially released in three weeks, a much better recording of the Deadpool footage from San Diego Comic-Con has surfaced online! Check it out while you still can - DCMarvelFreshman
After making an explosive impact at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Ryan Renolds talked the process him and Tim Miller when through to construct the Deadpool costume. Even though it was quite a challenge, Renolds said they both wept at the final result. Check it out... - NightWatcher
Over the course of this past weekend, four trailers for four major upcoming superhero movies premiered. Those were obviously Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DeadpoolSuicide Squad, and X-Men: Apocalypse, and we want to know which of these was your favourite... - JoshWilding
Just like the Deadpool test footage which helped the movie get made, the Comic-Con exclusive trailer has also found its way online via less than legal means! Now, Ryan Reynolds has taken to Twitter to shed some light on when we'll get our first proper look at the movie... - JoshWilding
The original leaked Deadpool footage didn't do justice to the visual effects for Colossus, as a much clearer snippet of the glorious trailer has been revealed. Warning, it contains explicit content! - DCMarvelFreshman
Last night, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, & X-Men: Apocalypse closed down Comic-Con with a bang and now we have those three panels for you to enjoy! Come check it out! Plus, watch all three casts assemble with Channing Tatum's Gambit and Stan Lee! - KingPatel
The first bit of footage from Deadpool was just shown (twice) and met with high praise at San Diego Comic-Con, and now a grainy low-quality recording and descriptions of it have surfaced online. - DCMarvelFreshman
Deadpool star Ed Skrein talks here about his take on the villainous Ajax and what powers the character will have in the highly anticipated 2016 movie. He also confirms that Weapon X will play a part in both his and Wade Wilson's transformations, just like in the comics... - JoshWilding
It seems as though actress Leslie Uggams has been cast as 'Blind Al' in the film. Hit the jump for more! - VisionaryNPA
Rumor has it that Fox's Deadpool is gearing up to set Comic-Con on fire this weekend. Now, whether that means literally or figuratively is for you to decide... but in the meantime, come check out what star Ryan Reynolds had to say about Deadpool teaming up with Wolverine & the X-Men! - KingPatel
Ryan Renolds has been promoting Deadpool in many ways so far, and while promoting his other film Self/less, Reynolds talked Deadpool, and reveals to the fans what they should look forward to when the film releases. Hit the jump to check it out! - NightWatcher
Given that he's already featured in several comic book movies, it's hardly surprising that Ryan Reynolds is looking to call time on his onscreen crime-fighting career after Deadpool. However, he hasn't ruled out a return as the Merc With A Mouth. Read on for more details! - Minty
Ryan Reynolds has already confirmed that he'll be making an appearance during Fox's Hall H panel this weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con, and has now released another one of those brilliant promo images of Deadpool as he attempts to hitch a ride to the annual event... - JoshWilding
Ryan Reynolds will obviously be wearing an actual costume as Deadpool in the 2016 movie, a pretty huge departure from the mo-cap suit he had to don for Green Lantern. As it turns out, he wasn't a fan of that process, and didn't even see the suit until the first teaser trailer... - JoshWilding
We know that 20th Century Fox will be holding a big Hall H panel at Comic-Con this weekend (likely with Fantastic Four and X-Men: Apocalypse taking centre stage), but will the Merc with the Mouth be coming to San Diego? Well, Ryan Reynolds reveals all here, so read on for details... - JoshWilding
Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman graced the main cover of Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con issue, but a newly-revealed bonus cover has offered an up close and personal look at Deadpool. - DCMarvelFreshman