I was never a big fan of Deadpool, the mutant villain from the X-Factor and X-Men books. Not least of which was because he was created by Rob Liefeld, who basically draws everyone the same, right down to the uniform. So Deadpool didn’t exactly have an original introduction, but what made him work was comic writer Fabian Nicieza, who turned the character into a motormouth smartass. He’s kept that trait throughout his comic book history. And now according to the boys over at CHUD, there is a good chance the talky assassin may show up in the “Wolverine” movie.
Now a trusted informant has told me that another familiar character will be showing up in the movie – none other than the merc with a mouth, Deadpool. In the comics Deadpool got his start in Weapon X, so it makes sense that he’d show up here. And we’ve been hearing rumors that Marvel is going for more movie continuity, with a scene being shot to link Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, so why not start Deadpool off here before spinning him into his own film, which David Goyer has been talking up for ages?
It’s been a while since I picked up the X-Men comics, so I didn’t know Deadpool was part of the Weapon X program. The Deadpool I remember was some mutant in a jumpsuit with swords jutting out of his back who tried to whack some of the X-Factor kids. But that was years ago, and in the comic universe, a character’s “origins” is a very flexible thing indeed.