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

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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  • ricky

    i just got through watching this movie on a bootleg so if you wanna know ask.

  • ricky

    i just got through watching this movie on a bootleg so if you wanna know ask.

  • bryan

    Just for the record keep in mind that the movie had a re-shooting to include more deadpool and keep in mind the movie that was leaked was a working print thats at least 4 month old there is still hope.

    • Impulse

      let’s hope ol’ WADE “the Merc with MOUTH” Wilson sheds those powers and take up an appearance much like his comic book couter part.

    • The Deaner

      Dear God, I hope you’re right. After seeing what they did to Deadpool, I pretty much lost all faith in humanity. But at least you’ve given me a glimmer of hope.

  • bryan

    Just for the record keep in mind that the movie had a re-shooting to include more deadpool and keep in mind the movie that was leaked was a working print thats at least 4 month old there is still hope.

    • Impulse

      let’s hope ol’ WADE “the Merc with MOUTH” Wilson sheds those powers and take up an appearance much like his comic book couter part.

    • The Deaner

      Dear God, I hope you’re right. After seeing what they did to Deadpool, I pretty much lost all faith in humanity. But at least you’ve given me a glimmer of hope.

  • doom

    I know someone who has seen the movie and what he says is true.

  • doom

    I know someone who has seen the movie and what he says is true.

  • Wonder

    Two words. Worst concept. I’m not a huge Deadpool fan, and my knowledge on the character is some what – limited but let’s look at these facts. Deadpool is famed for being the merc with a mouth, having the healing factor like Logan (extracted from Logan and giving to Wade from what I recall – had something like cancer? I don’t recall). Now, from this (from what I can remember) Wade’s body reacted against Logan’s DNA or what ever they gave a sample of to Wade (giving the result, this leaves Wade with a burnt up, decay like appearance, comic book wise). Known to be the only comic book character who actually knows that he’s in a comic book with his common sense, how does this go from a cocky wise cracking, tooled up super hero… to a bald headed, no mouthed blueprint body for a series of different powers from mutants? It’s called the departure from comic book characters to the film. History in the film world likes to repeat itself with flaws on many things, give it characters and such else (only a few films that take comic book page to film screen e.g; Iron Man make good blockbuster hits). Another way of looking around the epic disappointment in this, is by thinking of the alternative versions of the characters in a series of multiple universes. Either way, however you look at it – the fact remains that the merc with (and without) a mouth is: Wade > Deadpool > Weapon XI.

    • Jaxon

      I agree with Wonder above about the “Departure from comic book characters to the film.”, however I WAS disappointed with the treatment of the “WeaponXI”/Deadpool character. Yes, they are one and the same AND the stupid toy wasn’t even wrong. Thank you all you omniscient posters :) So, while trying not to spoil anything for those that didn’t see the movie yet, this suddenly controversial treatment of one of the best characters IMHO in Marvel Universe did upset me when I saw the movie last night as it caught me off guard. I didn’t read any of these postings about the trailer or spoilers or anything until today. But like I said it caught me off guard and I’ve had time to think it through to the point where I believe they can redeem the character of Deadpool/Wade Wilson. Slight spoiler here, at the end several things combine to make me hopeful. There is a line saying the bonding process on Weapon XI isn’t complete so hopefully he’ll lose the blades and presumably the adamantium lacing? Also, he has a shall we say severe injury at the end that HOPEFULLY will get rid of the stupidest addition to his powers they ever could have done, you know optic blasts? Shees! The teleporting can stay as Deadpool uses devices if I’m not mistaken for the same effect quite often yes? I mean hell Spidey doesn’t even have webshooters in the movies :) And finally, the no mouth thing lol I sorta laughed at that and if ya stay through the credits you’re rewarded a bit to resolve that issue. So, I am now theraputiclly vented and you may all have fun with this yourselves. THX, and remember it’s always Five O’clock somwhere, so DRINK UP!!!

    • bryan

      ok so here is the scoop on deadpool. yes he had cancer thats why they custom made a healing factor for him derived from wolverines however it didnt work so he was seen as a failure and was sent away to be tested on and tortured in a place where all weapon x failures go. time went on and the cancer ravaged his body making him disfigured.
      while being in this facility he almost died on a daily basis but didnt. every time he would be brought to the brink of death he saw death and began to have a love affair with her. while imprisoned in this test facility wade made some friends but made a huge enemy out of the head guard alway taunting him and such. finally the guard got back at wade by lobotomizing his closest friend. wade became furious and attacked the guard and was gunned down. wade was finally dead and able to stay with his love death but he through it alway just to get revenge for his friend that when his healing factor kicked in and he took the name deadpool.
      the name deadpool came from the pool the other prisoners had.they would bet who would die first.when wade then came to the prison the focus of the deadpool became bets on when wade would die, the prisoners stopped worrying about themselves and all bet on wade.

      now you know why his body was scared the cancer got that bad before the healing factor kicked in and it couldnt fix what was damaged prior to it kicking in

  • Wonder

    Two words. Worst concept. I’m not a huge Deadpool fan, and my knowledge on the character is some what – limited but let’s look at these facts. Deadpool is famed for being the merc with a mouth, having the healing factor like Logan (extracted from Logan and giving to Wade from what I recall – had something like cancer? I don’t recall). Now, from this (from what I can remember) Wade’s body reacted against Logan’s DNA or what ever they gave a sample of to Wade (giving the result, this leaves Wade with a burnt up, decay like appearance, comic book wise). Known to be the only comic book character who actually knows that he’s in a comic book with his common sense, how does this go from a cocky wise cracking, tooled up super hero… to a bald headed, no mouthed blueprint body for a series of different powers from mutants? It’s called the departure from comic book characters to the film. History in the film world likes to repeat itself with flaws on many things, give it characters and such else (only a few films that take comic book page to film screen e.g; Iron Man make good blockbuster hits). Another way of looking around the epic disappointment in this, is by thinking of the alternative versions of the characters in a series of multiple universes. Either way, however you look at it – the fact remains that the merc with (and without) a mouth is: Wade > Deadpool > Weapon XI.

    • Jaxon

      I agree with Wonder above about the “Departure from comic book characters to the film.”, however I WAS disappointed with the treatment of the “WeaponXI”/Deadpool character. Yes, they are one and the same AND the stupid toy wasn’t even wrong. Thank you all you omniscient posters :) So, while trying not to spoil anything for those that didn’t see the movie yet, this suddenly controversial treatment of one of the best characters IMHO in Marvel Universe did upset me when I saw the movie last night as it caught me off guard. I didn’t read any of these postings about the trailer or spoilers or anything until today. But like I said it caught me off guard and I’ve had time to think it through to the point where I believe they can redeem the character of Deadpool/Wade Wilson. Slight spoiler here, at the end several things combine to make me hopeful. There is a line saying the bonding process on Weapon XI isn’t complete so hopefully he’ll lose the blades and presumably the adamantium lacing? Also, he has a shall we say severe injury at the end that HOPEFULLY will get rid of the stupidest addition to his powers they ever could have done, you know optic blasts? Shees! The teleporting can stay as Deadpool uses devices if I’m not mistaken for the same effect quite often yes? I mean hell Spidey doesn’t even have webshooters in the movies :) And finally, the no mouth thing lol I sorta laughed at that and if ya stay through the credits you’re rewarded a bit to resolve that issue. So, I am now theraputiclly vented and you may all have fun with this yourselves. THX, and remember it’s always Five O’clock somwhere, so DRINK UP!!!

    • bryan

      ok so here is the scoop on deadpool. yes he had cancer thats why they custom made a healing factor for him derived from wolverines however it didnt work so he was seen as a failure and was sent away to be tested on and tortured in a place where all weapon x failures go. time went on and the cancer ravaged his body making him disfigured.
      while being in this facility he almost died on a daily basis but didnt. every time he would be brought to the brink of death he saw death and began to have a love affair with her. while imprisoned in this test facility wade made some friends but made a huge enemy out of the head guard alway taunting him and such. finally the guard got back at wade by lobotomizing his closest friend. wade became furious and attacked the guard and was gunned down. wade was finally dead and able to stay with his love death but he through it alway just to get revenge for his friend that when his healing factor kicked in and he took the name deadpool.
      the name deadpool came from the pool the other prisoners had.they would bet who would die first.when wade then came to the prison the focus of the deadpool became bets on when wade would die, the prisoners stopped worrying about themselves and all bet on wade.

      now you know why his body was scared the cancer got that bad before the healing factor kicked in and it couldnt fix what was damaged prior to it kicking in

  • your all idiots

    YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS DID YOU EVEN WATCH THE ENDING CREDITS MY GOD STOP SAYING THEY RUINED HIM UNTIL YOU WATCH AFTER THE CREDITS!!!!1

    • Impulse

      lol. you mean the hand and his mouth opening back up? that was aewsome.

    • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

      Actually that ending really did nothing for his character. They did completely ruin Deadpool. They raped and beat him then spat on him as they zipped back up, as they did with Gambit. The whole movie was a very poor portrayal/rewrite of his character.

  • your all idiots

    YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS DID YOU EVEN WATCH THE ENDING CREDITS MY GOD STOP SAYING THEY RUINED HIM UNTIL YOU WATCH AFTER THE CREDITS!!!!1

    • Impulse

      lol. you mean the hand and his mouth opening back up? that was aewsome.

    • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

      Actually that ending really did nothing for his character. They did completely ruin Deadpool. They raped and beat him then spat on him as they zipped back up, as they did with Gambit. The whole movie was a very poor portrayal/rewrite of his character.