Deadpool

Now see, this title is very clever for two big reasons. “Deadpool” has the word pool in it, and you wade into those. Also, the character of Deadpool, his real name is Wade. Could I be any more clever? It is not clever in the fact that I guess technically, Deadpool would be wading further into Wolverine, but that just sounds… Icky. Anyway, onto the good news: Those reshoots in Vancouver apparently entailed former skinny comedy actor turned action hunk Ryan Reynolds filming a decent amount of Deadpool footage, including some mano a mano time with Wolverine. This information comes to us courtesy of IESB.net, who got the heads up from a reader.

This is clearly good news for Deadpool fans, a number in which I include myself. If you hop in the way-back machine, you may recall some rumblings that if the character was well received, Deadpool could get his own merc-with-a-mouth spinoff. So if they decide your character is cool enough to add more footage of you to a huge summer blockbuster, I take it that means they’re enjoying the character.

For the uninitiated in the world of Deadpool, the basics are this – he is artificially given a healing power similar to Wolverine’s, which also increases his stamina and strength. Add to that a whole lot of martial arts training, a love of violence, about four dozen guns and a few sharp swords and you’ve got half the picture. The rest of it comes in the form of black-humor, a willingness to crack jokes while killing, and a proclivity for breaking the fourth wall, at least in the comics. To succinctly put it, imagine if Spider-Man was an ass-kicking, murdering mercenary ninja, with a darker sense of humor. Bad. Ass.

Are you now more excited or less excited for Wolverine?


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