Deadpool is known to be a fan-favorite for comic book lovers, so with the 2016 release of his solo movie, it came as no surprise that the quippy, 4th-wall-breaking merc with a big mouth did so well. Whether you are a diehard Deadpool fan or just heard of the movie, we're giving you 10 facts about Deadpool - the movie - that you need to know!
9. In just over a month...
8. Game of Thrones... Pool
7. Characters Cut
6. No More Green Tights
5. Deadpool 4 Life!
4. Too Hot For China
3. Impromptu Moments
2. Cameos Abound
1. Agent Bob
For those true die-hard fans of the lovable merc with a mouth, this one may not have gone unnoticed. However, for the rest of you, the scene we're talking about happens at the end of the movie, where good ol' Mr. Pool is fighting some special force operatives - taking no mind in the lives he takes - that is, except for one whom he refers to as Bob. This was a reference to none other than Bob, Agent of HYDRA... a forced sidekick of Deadpool's from the comic books.
Besides the strip club cameo by none other than Stan Lee, the film also included nods to the creators of the character. First, during the slow motion opening, we see, among other things, a coffee cup - written on the cup is the name Rob L, which is tribute to Rob Liefeld - the creator of Deadpool himself. When Wade Wilson enters the bar - pre-Deadpool transformation - he greets two men at the other end of the room, one of them being none other than Rob Liefeld himself!
With a movie packed with this much R-rated content, it's expected to have a decent amount of improv in the works. Probably the best scene in the film to show off the improv skills of Ryan Reynolds and supporting star T.J. Miller, is the scene when Wade - played by Reynolds - reveals to Weasel - played by Miller - his newly mutated face. The resulting jokes may be a bit vulgar... but what do you expect from Deadpool?
Too Hot For China
It's no secret that China censors import films - cutting out graphic violence, vulgarity, and sex - before releasing it in their theaters. After cutting a censored version of the film, the Chinese Government edited it for the general audience in a way that made it incomprehensible, so they decided to just pull the movie entirely since the film included such a large amount of all three offenses.
Deadpool 4 Life!
Unlike other stars and the superheroes they play, Ryan Reynolds spent much time of his life trying to make this movie happen, so much so that he felt he was entitled to the Deadpool costume. Taking it upon himself to take it, without asking anybody, Ryan ended up making no one else put on his red pants. Obviously, the studio didn't mind, as he is still in possession of the suit to this day.
No More Green Tights
Being no stranger to playing roles in comic movies - being cast in Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, R.I.P.D, and of course, Green Lantern, it may be slightly shocking that Ryan Reynolds has confirmed he will never portray another hero or villain in a movie again - though he did state he's more than open to collaborations and cameos! Guess he just can't handle the tight suits anymore.
With a fairly large cast for a debut film, it may seem odd that they originally planned to have another villain included in the script, the super-soldier Wyre. Not just villains, however; they originally planned on casting Cable in the first film, though ultimately they felt he'd be a better fit in the sequel, confirmed by the Crimson Nutcase himself in an after-credit scene following the original film.
Game of Thrones... Pool
The third actor from Game of Thrones to appear in an X-Men related film by FOX studios, Ed Skrein, the actor behind Deadpool baddie, AJAX, who's also known as Francis, was the first actor to play Daario in Game of Thrones. Fox also secured Peter Dinklage for Days of Future Past as well as actress Sophie Turner to portray Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse.
In just over a month...
For setting the records that it set and building the fan base that it built, one would think this movie would have taken a while to film. Well, fact of the matter is, the film was shot in just 48 days. It seems that after over 10 years of trying to get this movie into production, Reynolds and the rest of the crew didn't want to waste any time.
As if he needed it, Ryan Reynolds reports that the Deadpool costume originally had muscle layer placed inside the costume, to make the character more toned and muscular. By the time the film began shooting, the decision to remove the layer was made - as Ryan was already fit enough for the costume and didn't wish the character to look disproportionate and overly large.