Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
With great power comes great irresponsibility. Witness the beginning of a happy ending Bad ass. Smart ass. Great ass. A new class of superhero. Sit on this Wait 'til you get a load of me Size matters Feel the love Valentine's Day Justice has a new face
Samuel "Cannonball" Guthrie from X-Force was originally in the script. His character was cut from the final film, but his mutant ability to launch himself at opponents like a cannonball was grafted onto Negasonic Teenage Warhead. She is normally portrayed as a telepath with no physical powers.
In February 2014 David S. Goyer was hired to direct, but by August he had gone on to work on other films.
In May 2000, Artisan Entertainment announced a deal with Marvel Entertainment to coproduce, finance and distribute a film based on Deadpool. In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film in turnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct.
Colossus' height in the comics is 6'6" as flesh and 7'5" as metal. Stand-in, Andre Tricoteux is 6'8" tall (2 inches taller than the human height) whilst voice actor for Colossus, 'Stephan Kapicic' is 6'4" (2 inches shorter than the human height). Andre wore 8 inch heels making him an inch shorter than Colossus' metal height. His predecessor, Daniel Cudmore was 6'7" tall, an inch taller than Colossus' human height.
First comic book film to come out in 2016
Deadpool (2016) is the first Marvel movie to be Rated R since Punisher: War Zone
Adam Berg was emerged as a top contender to direct.
In the original comic books, Deadpool garnered his healing factor from an experiment involving a sample of Wolverine's blood. This allowed him to survive further experimentation, but cannot heal any prior scarring, nor the cancer afflicting him. (It progresses as fast as he can heal)
Stan Lee: a DJ at the strip club.
Rob Liefeld: the creator of Deadpool, a customer at the tattoo parlor; Deadpool passes by saying "Fuck Liefeld!"
On Halloween Ryan Reynolds went as his portrayed character Deadpool and the footage can be seen on YouTube.
A 3 minute test reel was shot in January 2012 in an attempt to convince the heads of the studio to move forward with the movie. On August 1st 2014, the footage was released to the public, and based on the overwhelmingly positive response from fans, the film finally began production. The footage was so popular part of it was recreated for the actual film.
The Deadpool costume had a muscle layer underneath, that had to be removed because Ryan Reynolds was so muscular the costume was not only too tight for him but it made him look overlarge.
Ryan Reynolds has said that Deadpool will be the last comic book character he will ever portray. However, he is open to Deadpool sequels and/or cameos.
The film was shot in 48 days.
This version of Deadpool differs from the one in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) due to the change in timeline during X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
In the trailer Wade Wilson requests, "Don't make the super suit green- or animated!" This is a reference to Ryan Reynolds' previous role as the DC superhero Green Lantern (2011) in which, as stated, the green suit was a special effect rather than an actual costume for Reynolds to put on. This is also a crude reference to the director of Green Lantern (2011) whom he didnt get on with throughout the film.
On April Fool's Day 2015, Ryan Reynolds posted on Twitter that the film would be rated PG-13, which prompted fan backlash as the Deadpool character often swears and commits acts of graphic violence. Later that day, Reynolds confirmed that it was a prank and the film would be R rated.
Director Tim Miller has plans for a sequel.
Producers confirmed a potential sequel is in the works and it could serve as a crossover with Gambit and the X-Men. Considering the overall failure of Fantastic Four (2015), the sequel could likely replace the sequel-in-jeopardy of F4.
Ryan Reynolds was involved with revising the script with the writers. Cast members were allowed to improvise in some scenes.
This is Ryan Reynolds's fifth time in a comic book movie. He was previously Marvel's Hannibal in Blade: Trinity (2004), Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Hal Jordan in DC's Green Lantern (2011) and Nick Walker in Dark Horse's R.I.P.D. (2013).
Wade Wilson was named as an homage/parody to Slade Wilson, aka the mercenary Deathstroke from DC Comics.
In the late-'90s, Deadpool was given his very own comic book series. In the comic, he would team up with an inventor and supplier that goes by the name of Weasel. Weasel has also been known to "Bling" Deadpool's tactical gear. Weasel has invented a teleportation belt with Deadpool's logo on it and a satchel that supplies an unlimited amount of weapons.
Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of current times: "I think Deadpool's coming along at the right time, because it's speaking to that generation that has seen all these comic-book films and enjoyed them all; it's speaking to them as though the guy in that red suit is one of them. It's like watching a DVD commentary by someone who's got some pop-culture savvy and is kind of funny and a little obnoxious and is saying the things that you wouldn't say."
This is the first film in the X-Men franchise to receive an R-rating.
Colossus, a character from the original X-Men film series, is set to have a role in this movie. This means the film may take place in modern day.
China refused to grant a certificate so the film could be shown there. While China's film import market is best known for supporting or blocking films based on how they present Chinese characters and stories (where applicable), that wasn't a factor with "Deadpool"; China also often censors out extreme violence, profanity and sex from movies before release, and this film contains a large amount of all three. While the Chinese censors did consider such an edit here, they ultimately decided that the cuts needed to make "Deadpool" into a general audience picture would make it incomprehensible, and thus decided not to have the film in Chinese theaters at all.
Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of his wit: "He's funny and acerbic and a little bit of a head case. But he's also not trying to be liked, he's intentionally trying to annoy everyone. "
Wyre was initially going to appear as an additional villain, but was cut for unknown reasons. There were also plans to have the Marvel superhero Cable appear, but it was decided that he would work better in a future installment if one is made.
On January 20th 2015 it was confirmed that Ryan Reynolds would start filming his role as the "merc with a mouth" in late March.
When Gina Carano did the junkyard fight scene, she was more worried about spiders than anything regarding actual stunts.
Colossus is 7 ft. 6 inches in the film, but his actor Andre Tricoteux is 6 ft. 8 inches.
This is first Rated-R Marvel movie since Dredd (2012).
On September 18th 2014, the Deadpool movie release date was confirmed for February 12th 2016.
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Tim Miller's feature directorial debut.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead is an actual comic book character. She was named for the song by American metal band Monster Magnet, and other characters have commented on the absurdity of her codename. Monster Magnet has referenced various comic book characters, including the X-Men, in their lyrics.
Originally the script was to feature the mutant Garrison Kane, but he was removed from the story due to his VFX power being too unrealistic (his arms are artificial and stuffed with futuristic tech).
Announced on February 13th, Gina Carano joins the cast as "Angel Dust".
Ed Skrein describes the film as a "revenge story from both sides."
Due to the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Colossus has a Russian accent indicating he was raised in Russia. In the original timeline he was believed to be raised in North America.
While filming Ryan Reynolds visited sick kids via Make-A-Wish foundation as Deadpool.
Daniel Cudmore who portrayed Colossus in the previous X-Men films, turned down reprising the role in this film. He was replaced with Andre Tricoteux.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead was named after a song by the rock band Monster Magnet.
Marvel characters Cannonball and Garrison Kane were deleted from subsequent rewrites of the script, with the latter specifically being omitted due to budgetary concerns over the required CGI for his cybernetic arms, and the former being omitted due to concerns he would have been a "stupid hick character".
Filming for Deadpool started in March 2015 in Vancouver.
Ed Skrein (Ajax) is a massive comic book fan, so being able to do a movie like this was his dream come true.
Ed Skrein (Ajax) is the third Game of Thrones (2011) actor to appear in a X-Men film, after Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask) and Sophie Turner (Jean Gray).
To prepare for her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Brianna Hildebrand trained in Muay Thai for a few months.
In June 2010 Robert Rodriguez was approached to direct, but he turned it down for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011).
Taylor Schilling, Crystal Reed, Rebecca Ritters, Sarah Greene and Jessica De Gouw were considered for the role of Vanessa.
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