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Deadpool has become a comic book superhero in his own right. He has slashed his way into the hearts of millions of comic book lovers. The movie adaptation has only increased the fanbase of the ‘merc with a mouth’ zillionfold.
Wade Wilson was named as an homage/parody to Slade Wilson, aka the mercenary Deathstroke from DC Comics.
In the original comic books, Deadpool gets his healing factor from an experiment involving a sample of Wolverine’s blood (Wolverine is a mutant with super healing powers). This allows Deadpool to survive further experimentation, but he cannot heal any wounds sustained before his experiment. Neither can he cure his cancer, in fact, the cancer progresses as fast as he can heal.
Deadpool made on a $58 million budget and shot in just 48 days became the first R-rated movie to open above $100 million at the U.S. Box office.
his film had a lower budget than any of the other superhero movies such as X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers, or Captain America movies.
The Deadpool costume originally had a muscle layer underneath but it had to be removed: Ryan Reynolds was so muscular, the costume was not only too tight for him, but it made him look overlarge.
During a talk at Google, Ryan Reynolds revealed that the taxi driver character “Dopinder” was named after “a really cool guy” he knew in elementary school, who died when he was hit by lightning. It was meant to be a tribute to him.
In May of 2015, Ryan Reynolds worked with the Make-A-Wish foundation to ensure that several sick kids could come visit him on set during the filming of Deadpool. One of them was Tony Acevedo, suffering from Hodgkin’s Disease.
The film was released in February 2016, exactly twenty-five years after Deadpool’s first appearance in the pages of The New Mutants #98 cover dated 1991. Incidentally, Ryan Reynolds began his acting career in 1991.
A three-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 1, 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 that part of it was recreated for the actual film.
In an interview, writer Rhett Reese stated that Negasonic Teenage Warhead wasn’t part of original draft, but the director wanted a superhero with traditional superpowers. Other X-men such as Cannonball were considered, but they eventually used Negasonic Teenage Warhead because they “liked her outlandish name better.”
In the opening credits, there is a People Magazine floating around with the headline “Ryan Reynolds: Sexiest Man Alive!” It is an actual issue of the magazine that featured Reynolds as the “Sexiest Man Alive” (2010).
Ryan Reynolds’ full body makeup took eight hours to apply. Once it was on, he was not able to sit or lie down.
When Gina Carano who plays Angel Dust, did the junkyard fight scene, she was more worried about spiders than anything else, even her stunts.
In the comics, Negasonic Teenage Warhead is actually a telepath and precognitive mutant. Her abilities were changed for the film due to the fact that the writers felt that having explosive powers would fit more with her name.
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.
In the scenes where he is dealing with the stalker pizza delivery guy, Wade is wearing a T-shirt with a portrait of Bea Arthur on the front. This is a reference to the fact that in the comics, Deadpool has an affection for Bea Arthur and the Golden Girls TV show.
Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool’s “breaking the fourth wall” ability as a reflection of current times. When a character in the movie or a book becomes self-aware and knows he is inside a movie or a comic panel and speaks directly to the audience, it is said to be “breaking the fourth wall.”
To prepare for the film Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool) hired a swords master to train him.
Deadpool described himself as “Ryan Reynolds crossed with a shar-pei” in a 2004 comic book series, leading Reynolds to believe he was destined for the role.
When Deadpool breaks his hand after attempting to punch Colossus, he exclaims, “Oh, Canada.” This is a reference to Wade Wilson’s (and Ryan Reynolds’) Canadian origin. “O Canada” is the national anthem of Canada.
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).
Director Tim Miller fell in love with the song “Mera joota hai Japani” (from an Indian movie, Shree 420) when he heard it at a New Zealand pub. During the filming of Deadpool (2016), he thought of using the same Indian song that he had heard in the pub, long ago.