Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, ‘Deadpool’ tells the story of former Special Forces agent turned mercenary Wade Wilson. After being subjected to a rogue experiment, he is left disfigured but with accelerated healing powers. Armed with his new abilities and a dark sense of humour, Wilson adopts the alter ego Deadpool and goes on a mission to track down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool is played by Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, who already portrayed the character in the X-Men spin-off ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’.
“Look, we’re standing at the intersection of a superhero apocalypse. We have all these movies coming along and they’re all very, very serious and, you know, they’re all very gritty and dark, and Deadpool’s kind of the opposite of that. He takes nothing seriously, and I think that’s fun — it’s a nice refreshing change of pace, you know. You still have all the intense action, you have a movie that deals with themes that are a little bit more adult than necessarily some of the recent Marvel movies that have come along,” says Reynolds.