With the first full-length Deadpool feature film coming to make super-powered movies R-rated again, most nerds have to wonder: who really is the Merc With The Mouth? What are his secret origins? Who are his buddies and what makes him the Internet’s favorite anti-hero?
After some considerable soul-searching and a lot of trudging through back issues of the Internet’s favorite anti-hero, we are finally ready to give you…
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEADPOOL… MOSTLY
Mexican cuisine fetishist. Anti-Hero for hire. Insane person. Deadpool is hitting the silver screen on his February 12th debut and if the trailers upon trailers and the R Rating it’s gotten from the MPAA are anything to go by, it’s going to be one doozy of a movie, especially for the grown-up, discerning nerds among us. It promises to be full of “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity”, as well as cameos by X-Men members Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
Of course the good news keep piling up, as according to a recent tweet by Ryan Reynolds, the man portraying Deadpool…
It’s been three months since Marvel’s Deadpool trailer came out, but now there is a new tease. The international UK movie poster was released on Twitter with the following caption: “Finally, a hero with worthwhile assets.” The latest comic super hero film in the Marvel Universe comes out in the U.S. on Febraury 12, 2016, and is already causing a stir due to its controversial R rating. But it’s not due solely to the shoot-em-up blood and gore one may expect. Deadpool is known for his sick and twisted sense of humor and antics. This new poster showcases those qualities of “bad ass” and “smart ass” and gets a little cheeky with the mention of his “great ass”. (more…)
Ryan Reynolds is at Sundance Film Festival bracing the cold and talking about the voices in his head, the ones coming from his pets and also how he intends to break the fourth wall all in a days work (it all sounds rather schizophrenic, but we’re referring to his new movie The Voices).
Following a couple of Box Office duds (Green Lantern, RIPD), the voices must be offering up a semblance of good advice since the next batch of films he has coming up – including the one he is at Sundance promoting Mississippi Grind – have been receiving mostly good reviews, and look set to make up for lost ground. On top of that, Reynolds starts filming the long awaited (eleven years to be precise), and very much anticipated spin-off/sequel to the dreadful Wolverine: Origins. So, hearing what Reynolds has to say regarding Deadpool‘s solo outing certainly offers up some reassurances for the fans. (more…)
Ryan Reynolds has already been involved in the DC Universe playing the lead role in the widely panned Box Office disappointment Green Lantern. But it seems that his passion lies with Marvel’s self proclaimed “mutant” mercenary Deadpool. Before September the prospect of seeing a Deadpool movie on the big screen was pretty much dead in the water. However, leaked test footage of Wade Wilson (Deadpool) – voiced by Reynolds – sarcastically, taking down a car-load of adversaries with self-referential commentary created major online buzz, and that became a game-changer. (more…)
Deadpool is absolutely one of the coolest characters that Marvel has ever put on paper. The Merc with a Mouth is one of those characters that not only have comic fans in love but is often used by those who are new to comics as a way of testing the superhero waters. If a reader isn’t able to fall in love with the sarcastic fourth-wall-breaking self-aware character, it may be an indication that Marvel comics may not be the right fit. Recently, test footage for a potential Deadpool movie was leaked and almost set the internet on fire. Not because it was horrible but because of just how wonderful it was and how badly people would love to see the movie. Now, the man behind the mouth, Ryan Reynolds, is finally speaking out about the footage. (more…)
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House Lannister of Casterly Rock might be one of the Great Houses of Westeros, but they don’t hold a candle to Mario and the House of Nintendo’s throne of game consoles. Aaron Jasinski made this beautiful parody piece of the original Game of Thrones promotional pic, we can’t wait to see him do a painting of Kirby in full Tyrion armor slapping Joffrey like a bitch. [Janinski Art]
Hit the Jump for Wolverine vs. Darth Maul, an epic Star Trek group piece and MOAR! (more…)
Nobody in their right mind liked X-men Origins: Wolverine. However, it did have a saving grace -four words: Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.
Granted, what Fox did to the character towards the end of the movie was complete and utter garbage (Baraka knuckle swords, laser eyes…etc.). Regardless, the real joy came from the few minutes of Reynolds as the “Merc with a mouth”. He played the character of a witty asshole perfectly!
We’ve been hearing for months that a Deadpool spin-off is in works. We’ve been told it’s gonna be nasty-awesome. Over the top, balls to the walls and true to the comic. Question is, we have no idea when da fuck it’s gonna happen. So… what’s a fan to do? Well, make a fan-made trailer showing Wade Wilson and his murderous way.
This one in particular, from Youtube user jremoviebuff, could be the closest thing we get to what a Deadpool movie would be like. He even takes a stab at the joke of a character Fox turned Marvel’s fan favourite into.
Yes, it’s little rough as a trailer, but it was made as a fan parody so don’t expect perfection. It’s all for shiggles.
Oh, Ryan Reynolds. You know you’re the only one who can play Deadpool, the only one who can who can get the Merc’s acid tongue right, the only one whose muscles can glisten with sweat in that oh-so-special way… what was I saying? Oh! Deadpool! Right! So why is there talk that Reynolds might say goodbye to Marvel’s fourth-wall-breaking character?
In an recent interview, Io9 fires a few questions at Reynolds about his upcoming projects, including the Deadpool movie(s). Reynolds shares that Deadpool and the undead cop flick R.I.P.D. (“Rest In Peace Department,” based on the comic book) may be filmed around the same time and that he’s unlikely to be in both, especially because of his potential involvement with Green Lantern 2.
Because it’s such a crapshoot, this industry. Everything’s so fickle and so contingent on so many factors, aside from just an actor. And because it has an actor, and because these films have interested directors, it’s obviously likely that they’ll both get made. But I think it would be more likely that only one of them gets made with me. – Ryan Reynolds to Io9
Which movie do you prefer Reynolds takes on – Deadpool or R.I.P.D.? After the X-Men Origins: Wolverine debacle, can you picture anyone else besides Reynolds playing – nay, bettering – Wade Wilson?
Reynolds shows up next in Buried. Check out Reynolds’ potential upcoming projects on IMDB.