Wade Wilson: mercenary, talker, fourth-wall breaker and extremely self-aware comic book super-anti-hero. In a cinematic world where superheroes are commonplace, it makes sense for Deadpool to be the perfect tonic. A hero who isn't a hero, but is super.
Deadpool, as a character, is pretty different to anyone else. Deadpool, as a movie, is certainly unlike anything Sony, Fox, Universal or Marvel Studios themselves had ever dared to put out. It's R-Rated, with graphic violence, lots of blood, strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. With the MCU relatively sexless, Deadpool's sex-positive, kink-positive and queer-positive nature really feels like a breath of fresh air in a growingly stale superhero landscape.
And audiences loved it. They couldn't get enough of the merc with a mouth. What started as a project languishing in development hell, turned into a neutered cameo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and became a passion project for Ryan Reynolds, with leaked test footage the catalyst for Wade Wilson's actual cinematic debut.
Really, Ryan Reynolds deserves most of the praise. Deadpool is a character he seems born to play, and he relishes it. In fact, it's almost like Deadpool has been playing Ryan Reynolds since the early 2000s....
Deadpool's original leaked test footage can be found here
I would love to hear your thoughts on Deadpool!
GET IN TOUCH....
Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com
SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....
Join the Patreon: https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon
Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Mark, Brendan, Ian, Lisa, Dan and Sam!
Buy Merch! https://verbaldiorama.com/merch
Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!
EPISODE THANKS TO....
Most excellent patrons:
Andy from Geek Salad for his Patron thoughts. You can find Geek Salad @geeksaladradio on Twitter.
Derek from The Midnight Myth for his Patron thoughts. You can find The Midnight Myth @TheMidnightMyth on Twitter.
And to Dan and Brendan too, for their Patron thoughts!
Subscribe, follow and listen to Geek Salad and The Midnight Myth in your podcast app of choice!
Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song
Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook
Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)
Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.