We've seen a few people moaning online (shock horror!) about Deadpool trailers being full of sex and violence. Err we think they might be missing the point and have clearly never picked up a comic book featuring the merc with the mouth.
We've compiled some facts to make you look like a Deadpool expert so you can battle against online keyboard warriors who want to get the film banned! (Good luck with that one)
Wade Wilson's physical attributes are nearly exactly the same as Ryan Reynolds; both are the same age, height, weight, hair, and eye color. Deadpool himself has compared his looks to the actor in the comics. Both are Canadian, both share a similar sense of humour and both have alliterative 3 part names; Wade Winston Wilson and Ryan Rodney Reynolds. Reynolds began his acting career the year Deadpool was introduced into Marvel Comics.
When Deadpool was created there were so many similarities between DC's Deathstroke also named as Slade Wilson as a joke they name Deadpool Wade Wilson.
Wade was raised by his Military Father after his Mother died of cancer. Wade started hanging out with a rough crowd and one of his friends ends up disarming his Father and kills him.
Wade is diagnosed with cancer which is untreatable so as a last resort joins Weapon X project, the same one who made Wolverine the badass we know him as. The treatment backfires and ends up accelerating his cancer, he gets put into a workshop with all the other failures where he is tortured and tested on. He is given a 1000 to 1 chance of survival in the "dead pool" a betting pool run by other inmates. He beats the odds and survives.
Deadpool is one of the few characters to be featured with almost all of the Marvel characters in the Marvel Uinverse. He only however has a tiny bit of respect for Captain America as he was his childhood hero and also experimented on, still doesn't stop them fighting and trying to kill each other. Deadpool often breaks the third wall much to the confusion of others in the comic with him referring to current affairs. He is a proud Canadian as is Ryan Reynolds and only uses the metric system.
Deadpool is also known as the Merc with the Mouth and has been known to defeat enemies by constant chattering!
Before becoming Deadpool, Wade Wilson fell in love with a young prostitute named Vanessa Carlysle. After discovering he was terminally ill with cancer, he left her, instead of forcing her into a life with a dying man. They crossed paths later in life when Vanessa became the shape-shifting mutant known as Copycat.
Deadpool does have a softer side and is constantly chasing a bromance with Spider Man who isn't quite so keen on the idea. He also helps children, animals and those who need it.
The second time that Deadpool dies it creates four false versions of himself, each representing different aspects of his personality. One is a super hero, one is a psychopath, one is a comedian and the other can only say, "no pickles!"
Deadpool can survive being burnt to ashes, nuclear blasts and even is known to donate his organs to those who need them as they immediately regenerate.
He gets married several times and ends up setting with the runaway fiancé of Dracula. He also has a daughter with called Eleanor which was the result of him being seduced by Carmelita Camacho, who is later killed after Wade finds out about their child. Eleanor is then abducted and and he rescues her, giving her away to Emily Preston from S.H.I.E.L.D to keep her paternity a secret. He moves in next door to remain close with her.
Deadpool has a fear of cows and his weaknesses are kittens and the anti regenerate ray. Yup....
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