By all accounts we were psyched as hell to hear and see Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, the man who would become Deadpool. He is the perfect choice – athletic, handsome, and funny, much like Wilson before he gets his body all scared up. When they said new footage was being shot with him in it, we all cheered.
Until we found these. While scouring the internet late at night, we came across some this anonymously posted image of the Deadpool action figure from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and realized that this wasn’t a cruel joke.
As you can see, Deadpool isn’t wearing a badass costume and loaded up with guns. Rather he has some strange markings, perhaps paint, perhaps scars, that have some sort of a pattern to them, rather than his whole body being screwed. Also, he has apparently decided to use medical tape to affix blades on his arms to fight Wolverine.
A cool site about all things Deadpool, DeadpoolBugle, had this image, which shows another toy, confirming what we see to be an accurate depiction of movie Deadpool. That site also took the time to isolate the spinning ninja-looking guy from the trailer (seen above), which is now apparently Deadpool.
Personally, I think this sucks. I’m totally amped for Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and all the trailer footage of him looked fantastic. He can nail the role. But why the hell would they make Deadpool look like this? Why would he tape swords to his arms? Some sort of bravado deal in fighting Wolverine? Bah. The jury is definitely out on this one, though they’re leaning towards conviction. Hopefully this, somehow, manages to work and kick ass.
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What do you think of this new look for Deadpool?