Wolverine News: Deadpool, Scarred Toy, Weapon XI, WTF?

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Okay, I admit it, I haven’t really been keeping up with all the “Wolverine” stuff. I mean, sure, I’ve posted all the trailers, the posters, the images, and the clips, but I seem to have neglected the toys. Or else I would have seen and heard about this controversy where a Deadpool toy surfaced looking, er, shall we say, pretty messed up (pictured). So what’s the deal with that? Is that Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool in the movie? MAJOR SPOILERS AHOY.

The guys at Topless Robot says they know what’s up with the scarred Deadpool toy/Ryan Reynolds hullabaloo. Here’s what they got from an inside source who emailed them (which means I have no proof this is real, but this is what they said, so take it for what it is):

• Ryan Reynolds shows up for 10 minutes in the beginning of the film. He’s part of Stryker’s team, and his mutant ability is mostly being a badass with swords, cutting bullets and the like. He is called Wade Wilson during this period.
• Stryker’s big plan (or one of ‘em) is to make Weapon XI, a mutant with a shit-ton of mutant powers.
• Stryker uses Wilson’s body as the mutant power receptacle, and because of the scarring (I’m not sure whether that’s from a previous fight, or as a result of all the mutant powers getting packed into him), Weapon XI is played by Scott Adkins. Weapon XI appears for about ten minutes near the film’s end, and has the claws seen above (a la Wolverine), Cyclops’ optic blast, Wraith’s teleportation ability, and Wolverine’s healing factor, too. Also, his mouth is indeed sewn shut.
• Just like Weapon X is given the name “Wolverine,” Weapon XI is given the name “Deadpool.”

So there you have it. Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool for 10 minutes at the beginning of the film, disappears, and then Deadpool aka Weapon XI returns for the film’s final 10 minutes, but this time played by Scott Adkins.

So, er, how are they going to spin this off into a Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds if Reynolds is no longer Deadpool at the end of the film?

One word: Prequel.

Below: “So wait, I’m only in this thing for 10 minutes? Lame.”

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  • Dedpool3678

    I really hope this isn’t true. How do you completely change such a beloved character, and make him the antithesis of what people love about him. If it’s true at least we’ll get to see Ryan Reynolds playing the Wade Wilson we know and love before they completely mess him up. In the meantime get your Deadpool fix with Hulk Vs.. Nolan North does a spot on Deadpool in the Hulk Vs. Wolverine segment that had me in tears and soo happy. Now all this has gotten me scared and depressed. I swear if Fox messed this up they arent getting jack from me ever again!!!

  • Dedpool3678

    I really hope this isn’t true. How do you completely change such a beloved character, and make him the antithesis of what people love about him. If it’s true at least we’ll get to see Ryan Reynolds playing the Wade Wilson we know and love before they completely mess him up. In the meantime get your Deadpool fix with Hulk Vs.. Nolan North does a spot on Deadpool in the Hulk Vs. Wolverine segment that had me in tears and soo happy. Now all this has gotten me scared and depressed. I swear if Fox messed this up they arent getting jack from me ever again!!!

  • Weapon X

    actually they already announced that he will only be weapon XI for ten minutes. he will shed his other mutant implants, keep the healing, and get the scars, with a mouth

  • Weapon X

    actually they already announced that he will only be weapon XI for ten minutes. he will shed his other mutant implants, keep the healing, and get the scars, with a mouth

  • nory

    Ya, i saw the movie and it wasnt too god. HIGHLY UPSET. Not a very good movie at all in my opinion. They made Deadpool look SO lame. Very upsetting

  • nory

    Ya, i saw the movie and it wasnt too god. HIGHLY UPSET. Not a very good movie at all in my opinion. They made Deadpool look SO lame. Very upsetting

  • nory

    The movie moved way to fast and it felt like alot of things were being dismissed. Seemed like they were in a rush to get it over with. 1/5 stars and only 1 star because its wolverine. I love xmen and marvel in general. they didnt do any of the characters in this movie jusitce at all. go see for yourself though. you will probably be just as upset as i was after watching.

  • nory

    The movie moved way to fast and it felt like alot of things were being dismissed. Seemed like they were in a rush to get it over with. 1/5 stars and only 1 star because its wolverine. I love xmen and marvel in general. they didnt do any of the characters in this movie jusitce at all. go see for yourself though. you will probably be just as upset as i was after watching.

  • Hemmy

    If they ruin deadpool, I will be PISSED beyond belief! They might be leading to believe Deadpool is ruined but bring him back as the guy we all love in the second Origin movie….

  • Hemmy

    If they ruin deadpool, I will be PISSED beyond belief! They might be leading to believe Deadpool is ruined but bring him back as the guy we all love in the second Origin movie….