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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  • FalseLights

    whoever wrote this column is stupid.. wade wilson starts the movie being played by ryan reynolds and weapon x aka deadpool at the end of the movie is also ryan reynolds. there’s no actor switch like he said.. its ryan reynolds throughout.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Gambit was fine. So what if he didn’t sound like a New Orleans bayou stereo type. No chere’s or mon amis. Everyone there does NOT speak like that. He had the charm, the humor and the moves. The only thing they really messed up was the telekinetc cards. He THROWS them, he doesn’t shoot them. But even that was that bad. As for the actor playing Weapon XI (I refuse to call him Deadpool and so should you) it was Reynolds, though in some stunt sequences it was Scott Adkins. But all close ups were Reynolds. Wonder, Jaxon, and Bryan, thanks for informing people on what the deal is. Nice breakdown of the characer’s origin B, couldn’t have done it better myself. I have a lil hope for a DP movie now but even RYan Reynolds won’t do it unless it’s closer to the source material. THAT says alot FOX!!!

  • FalseLights

    whoever wrote this column is stupid.. wade wilson starts the movie being played by ryan reynolds and weapon x aka deadpool at the end of the movie is also ryan reynolds. there’s no actor switch like he said.. its ryan reynolds throughout.

    • Dedpool3678

      Gambit was fine. So what if he didn’t sound like a New Orleans bayou stereo type. No chere’s or mon amis. Everyone there does NOT speak like that. He had the charm, the humor and the moves. The only thing they really messed up was the telekinetc cards. He THROWS them, he doesn’t shoot them. But even that was that bad. As for the actor playing Weapon XI (I refuse to call him Deadpool and so should you) it was Reynolds, though in some stunt sequences it was Scott Adkins. But all close ups were Reynolds. Wonder, Jaxon, and Bryan, thanks for informing people on what the deal is. Nice breakdown of the characer’s origin B, couldn’t have done it better myself. I have a lil hope for a DP movie now but even RYan Reynolds won’t do it unless it’s closer to the source material. THAT says alot FOX!!!

  • Tracker

    actually he does still play weapon XI people are just getting this cuz the other guy is the stunt man. the spin off will not be a prequel. Everytime u see his face it is ryan reynolds.

  • Tracker

    actually he does still play weapon XI people are just getting this cuz the other guy is the stunt man. the spin off will not be a prequel. Everytime u see his face it is ryan reynolds.

  • smokee

    DEADPOOL AND CAGE RUNNIN SHIT

  • smokee

    DEADPOOL AND CAGE RUNNIN SHIT

  • deadpoolboi

    If you stayed to the very end of the movie, after the credits, there is a scene where Deadpool’s hand (his body is covered in rubble) is grabbing for his severed head lying a foot away from his body. You can also see the stitches in his mouth have opened up. His eyes then open and he simply says “SHhhhhhhhhh”, before the picture cuts out.

  • deadpoolboi

    If you stayed to the very end of the movie, after the credits, there is a scene where Deadpool’s hand (his body is covered in rubble) is grabbing for his severed head lying a foot away from his body. You can also see the stitches in his mouth have opened up. His eyes then open and he simply says “SHhhhhhhhhh”, before the picture cuts out.

  • Kable

    The extra ending was retarded. The extra ending should of been, “We’re sorry we can’t help but rape all source material we get, we’re Hollywood, it’s our job.”

  • Kable

    The extra ending was retarded. The extra ending should of been, “We’re sorry we can’t help but rape all source material we get, we’re Hollywood, it’s our job.”