You love Deadpool, right? Of course you do. And, really, how could you not? The fourth-wall-breaking Merc with a Mouth is one of the most beloved comic book characters that Marvel has ever produced and that is saying a hell of a lot. Fans were…disappointed when their favorite chimichanga eater got the shaft with his first big screen appearance in 2009’s disaster of a film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Were you among the viewers that wanted to find the heathens that committed that travesty against Deadpool and give them what-for? Well, you aren’t the only one. Today, thanks to one of the best marketing campaigns ever endeavored, Deadpool has a few things to say to The Land Down Under for Australia Day.
In case you had somehow managed to erase the first Deadpool big screen appearance and, really, kudos to you if you somehow accomplished that feat, take another gander at the image above, then hit that play button below and find out why the man who was Wade Wilson just can’t get down with the Aussies.
Yes, it really is just the best, isn’t it? While it is ridiculously easy to take shots at Wolverine, there is one thing that the film got absolutely right: they cast Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson. Chances are, you remember the hope you had for the film when you saw Reynolds bust in like a badass as Wilson and take out the bad guys. As a matter of fact, try to remember a scene from that film that could even compare. Go ahead. We’ll wait. While we’re waiting, we’ll just rewatch that scene because, well, it’s amazing.
Couldn’t think of a better scene? That’s ok, it’s only because it was the best scene of the film. Then, this:
Doesn’t it just make you sad? Thankfully, Reynolds, a Deadpool fan from the start, refused to give up on giving fans the Deadpool movie that they only dreamed that they could someday have. From everything that has been revealed so far, the upcoming film is just that. It’s hilarious, it’s full of badass action, it’s vulgar, and, oh, thank you baby Jesus, it’s R-Rated. In other words, so far, the movie seems to to be absolutely perfect and director Tim Miller was so committed to that R-Rating that there were even more scenes cut because they just went a bit too far. Speaking with CBR at a sneak preview for the film, Miller admitted that they had to tame things down a bit for that R-Rating, especially that bar scene you already love:
“That bar scene was particularly mean and offensive to a lot of people because T.J. and Ryan got together and wrote a version of the scene that we just said, ‘Oh my God, this is too far,’ I mean there were so many people offended it would have really been — we couldn’t do it. It was just mean and so I said, ‘No. We don’t have to do that.'”
The actor behind Deadpool’s Weasel, T.J. Miller had a bit more to add on the subject:
“We did kind of go back and forth and it just got more and more hateful. Ryan’s a very, very good improvisor, and he’s very funny and, like, one of the sweetest guys. It was very… heavy duty. There were some riffs that I don’t think — ‘You look like a trucker took a shit on your shoulders and then shaped ears onto it.’ So it’s like, we’re missing some of those things.”
“It was a little worse than that. He’s being gentle.”
Don’t worry, there’s no doubt that Ryan Reynolds will start a petition to release an extended edition of the film that will likely include that offensiveness, as well as, as Tim Miller put it, “an extended version [of a fight scene with] a couple more beats of violence there that I liked.” Thank you Mr. Miller and thank YOU, Mr. Reynolds, thank you.
In case you somehow managed to forget, Deadpool hits screens on February 12, 2016.
Oh, and by the way, if you happened to be one of the fortunate souls who had actually wiped that first Deadpool appearance from their memory before you just had it all come flood back, won’t you share your secret in the comments section? Please?
Which of the Deadpool videos has been your favorite so far? Can you remember the last time you were as excited for a superhero film?
Quote Source: CBR