Friday, February 12, 2016

Devil Comics Review | Deadpool [2016]

Following last year’s disastrous Fantastic Four, Fox Studios are more focused on their X-Men franchises by releasing Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse in the same year. Deadpool debuted in New Mutants #98 in 1991 where he was hired to hunt down the mutant Cable. Co-creators Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza wanted to create a bounty hunter similar to Boba Fett to hunt down Cable who is their Han Solo. Liefeld came up with was a Spider-Man and Deathstroke costume. Deadpool’s first name Wade came within X-Force #11 while his last name Wilson came in the first Deadpool mini-series due to an in-joke between the co-creators because of Liefeld’s love of the New Teen Titans by George Perez.

Deadpool is known for breaking the fourth wall in comics and he does the same within the film. In the film Wade Wilson discovers he has cancer and decides to enter into a program to cure it. The cure is worse than the disease as Wilson’s mutant gene is activated and he has a skin condition due to the treatment. Now Wilson wants to become normal and hunts down the people responsible as Deadpool.

The film is a love letter to the fans of Deadpool by giving us the violent movie we wanted and staying true to the character. It is also a lesson to studios to have faith in the characters who have a long-standing history with fans. Too bad this lesson was not taken during Fox Studios Fantastic Four film.