Deadpool has been a beloved Marvel character ever since his debut back in February of 1991. Deadpool aka Wade Wilson was without a doubt a mirror copy of DC’s Deathstroke. From the similar look to his weapons of choice, Deadpool has been a mercenary his entire life. However, what sets Deadpool apart from his correspondent is his attitude.
We are all aware how carelessly Gavin Hood’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine handled the character. If there’s any redeeming factor from the film, it’s the star of Ryan Reynolds. He at least did the best he could with the Deadpool character that was given to him. With the recent released photo of Deadpool relaxing on bear skin, fans have been clamoring for more as we inch closer to the first comic book movie released in 2016. This film is already dressing up for success and I cannot be more excited to see what Reynolds brings to the table this time around.
There are a few things that this film must correct if it is to be prosperous. After watching this film, fans should certainly have forgotten about the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Here are “5 Ways 2016’s Deadpool Movie Will Mock X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
1. A More Well Developed Character
Let’s start this list off with the most obvious drawback from his initial introduction. X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn’t just butcher the character entirely, but this major character didn’t even have his own origin story for crying out loud. When we first laid eyes on Deadpool, he was sent out on a mission along with fellow mutants known as Team X. He was being used by William Stryker to assassinate some villagers in search of a precious metal used to construct adamantium. Presumed dead, Deadpool showed up later in the film and we all unfortunately know how that went down.
This film should no doubt properly introduce us the character we all love. If there’s one character who most certainly deserves an origin story, it’s the merc with a mouth. Speaking of the merc with a mouth…
2. The Merc WILL Have a Mouth
This was what really pissed off a lot of hardcore Deadpool fans out there. How in the world can you label someone as “The Merc With a Mouth” and sew his mouth shut?! That was absolutely ridiculous! I have to believe that somewhere in this film, Reynolds will say something humorous about his last portrayal in a film. I could picture Deadpool saying somthing like, “See, this is why I can’t have my f***ing mouth shut, got it?!” That moment would be an incredible nod to his poor representation in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. A loud cheer in the movie theater from fans would certainly be welcome.
3. His Costume Will be Faithful to the Comics
If the newly released photo of the character is any indication of the final look of Deadpool, I’d say it’s spot on! How in the world could you not have Deadpool at least wear a mask the first time we saw him? I mean that iconic mask (red mask with two black circles for the eyes) is what makes him Deadpool. I have to at least give the director some credit for giving him the double swords on his back. At least they got something right from the character. Even his costume showed some red with a fade of black but overall, it was again a very dreadful job done by everyone involved with his character in the film. From the photos we’ve seen thus far and the things we’ve heard, 20th Century Fox is not messing around this time.
4. Lots of Fourth Wall Breaking
The costume is one thing, his weapons of choice another. But what REALLY makes this character stand out among other comic book characters is the fact that he breaks the fourth wall. There’s one film that comes to mind that does it’s job beautifully and that’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Matthew Broderick’s impeccable performance was given throughout the film. In fact, without the fourth wall breaking, the film probably would not have been as great as it was. By conversing with the audience, fans are more eager to pay attention and feel like they are part of the film. If Deadpool can do this well and sporadically, future films may be willing to use this concept more often. This could open up more opportunities for directors to “break” the fourth wall and introduce this unique perspective in their films.
5. There Will Be Blood…And GORE
Finally, we come to my last point as to how much different this character of Deadpool will be in next years film. A few days ago, it was confirmed by Ryan Reynolds himself that Deadpool will in fact be rated R. Fans have been hoping for a while that the film will receive an R rating and they have just gotten their wish. Since Deadpool will be receiving this rating, we can expect a whole lot of gore with a side of blood to go along with it. In order to give this character the true justice he deserves, I believe an R rating is the way to go. It certainly shows that 20th Century Fox has plenty of guts (pun intended) to create Deadpool for mature audiences.
Even though I agree with the studios decision to go in this direction, it begs the question as to whether the character will be a part of this X-Men cinematic universe. After all, if Deadpool were to be in a future X-Men film, his violence and language would have to be toned WAY WAY down in order for that X-Men film to receive a PG-13 rating. It is certainly possible that Deadpool will be in his own unique universe so that his future films will maintain that R rating.
Overall, it is nice to see the Merc with a Mouth in his own standalone feature length film. As long as Tim Miller and his crew remain fully faithful to the character, I believe that Deadpool will most certainly be a hit. It also helps the fact that Deadpool will be released mid February and will not be up against any major competition. I truly hope the film does well. After all, if it wasn’t for Reynolds pushing to have this film made as well as the fans, Deadpool may never have seen the light of day. We can only hope for the best and that is what I believe will be given to us.
So are YOU excited that Deadpool received an R rating? Is there anything in the film that you hope will be included from the character? Please share your thoughts and comment below!