Next year (on February the 16th of 2016, to be precise), Fox Studios bring us the Deadpool movie that (hopefully) we’ve all been waiting for.
After having put an… interesting (read “horrific”)… spin on the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wade Wilson will be getting his own solo outing, with Ryan Reynolds playing the character again – only this time in the manner that fans have wanted to see him for years.
Fox have a lot of making up to do when it comes to the depiction of Deadpool. That aforementioned depiction mostly silenced him and turned him into to a Frankenstein-esque mess.
So what will make the perfect Deadpool movie? This article will look into that subject with five things that absolutely must be included.
Ryan Reynolds has actually all but confirmed that this will be happening in the Deadpool movie – but we all know that the things people involved with movies say aren’t always reflected in what actually happens in said movies.
That being said, one of Deadpool’s most notable traits in the comic books is indeed engaging with the audience (whether it’s because he’s really aware of the fact that he’s in a comic or just because he’s completely insane is open to debate) AKA breaking the fourth wall and he really isn’t Deadpool unless he does it.
Having him do the same with a movie audience (looking directly into the camera, speaking as if he knows he’s being watched by cinema-goers) would really make fans of the character happy and, more importantly, it would add something to a comic book movie that has yet to be attempted in previous offerings.
If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, at least fans who wanted it to happen can’t complain.
The Merc With A Mouth
Although it goes without saying that Ryan Reynolds will bring attitude, charisma and a touch of insanity to the role of Deadpool (to be fair to him, he did actually do so with Wade Wilson in the first half of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, prior to another actor – Scott Adkins – coming in for the latter part of the movie to portray the awful Weapon XI), we really need to see that awful depiction of Wade Wilson from X-Men Origins: Wolverine made up for in no uncertain terms.
Therefore, Fox should have him go all out to exhibit the extremely vocal nature of the Merc with a Mouth in this movie. There should be absolutely no holding back at all on that front.
Audiences want to see this depiction of Deadpool talking smack to his opponents, being funny 99% of the time and, frankly, talking a load of utter nonsense – because, after all, that’s exactly what the character is all about in the comic books.
Thanks to his cockiness, bravado and general good spirits, it’s very easy to forget that Deadpool is horrifically deformed underneath his mask.
He is covered from head to toe in cancerous tumours. On the upside, his healing factor is such that it actually cures his cancer as it forms. However, on the downside, the resulting masses formed by the tumours don’t actually die or go away.
Having Deadpool remove his mask to reveal his terribly scarred face would work on two levels; First, for shock value. Those viewers not familiar with the character from the comic books would not be expecting him to look like he does under his mask. Second, it would show a vulnerable side to the character that would give the movie some extra depth and viewers would look at Deadpool very differently after seeing what he actually has to deal with every day.
Essentially, Deadpool’s actual appearance is a key aspect of his character and it must be shown on screen.
There are strong rumours that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will be appearing in the Deadpool movie, but that isn’t 100% confirmed yet. However, it would definitely be great to see him and the reasons for that are threefold.
First, star power. Every Deadpool fan wants the movie to do well and what better way to help its cause than to include the X-Men movie franchise’s biggest star?
Second, because Deadpool and Wolverine would clash terribly and it would be hilarious. Jackman’s character is completely no-nonsense and doesn’t suffer fools lightly, so to see see him having to deal with Ryan Reynolds’ wacky character (who also happens to be skilled enough to deal with Wolverine physically and possesses the same healing factor as him) would be awesome.
Finally, it was Wolverine’s movie that made Deadpool look terrible in his first on-screen appearance. Deadpool needs his revenge for that and to see him humiliate Wolverine (perhaps whilst explicitly referencing that awful depiction whilst talking to the audience) would be really cool.
A major character who has been notably missing from the X-Men movie franchise to date is the awesome Cable.
Cable is Nathan Summers – an extremely powerful and bad-ass hero/anti-hero from the future and the son of Cyclops (Scott Summers, who already exists in the X-Men movie universe) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone). He is a telepath, a telekinetic and a technopath, as well as an expert marksman.
While he clearly isn’t part of the Deadpool movie’s main cast, it would be awesome to see him in a post-credits scene with a view to making more prominent appearances in future movies (X-Men: Apocalypse and/or X-Force, for instance).
What would make a Cable cameo in Deadpool extra cool is the fact that he has partnered with the Merc with a Mouth in a comic book series entitled Cable & Deadpool. Therefore, fans would undoubtedly absolutely love the nod to those comics and an appearance of some sort in this movie would be particularly appropriate.
What do you think? Do you want to see these things in the Deadpool movie? What else do you want to see? Have your say below.