If you love comics, and the movies derived from them, then this Christmas must have been great, as the trailer for the new Deadpool movie came out. Just like the ponymous character himself, the trailer was hilarious, and it bodes well for the film. However, though there are many people who love Deadpool, a lot of them don’t know anything about him. Below are the ten most important facts about the character.
10 Amazing Facts About Deadpool
He was a DC Comics Rip-off
Many people believe that the creator of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld, took the idea of Deadpool from DC Comics’ Deathstroke the Terminator. Even their names are similar, Deadpool’s real name is Wade Wilson and Deathstroke’s real name is Slade Wilson.
He was originally a Villain
Deadpool was supposed to be a villain. He was first introduced as a villain in the comic strip New Mutants #98. Later his popularity increased and the writers made him an “antihero”.
Deadpool is Canadian
Many believe that Deadpool was born and raised in the United States of America, but according to Marvel Comics’ website, he was born in an ‘undiscovered place in Canada’. While working as a mercenary, he moved to the USA.
Captain America was Deadpool’s Childhood Hero
Not every antihero has a favorite superhero, but Deadpool has one: Wade Wilson always loved Captain America in his childhood and that’s why Deadpool and Captain America treat each other with respect. Captain America has a soft spot for Deadpool, as both are the product of a government experiment.
Deadpool Loves Breaking The Fourth Wall
In his comics he constantly refers to popular culture, and even in trailers we have seen, he loves to talk to the audience. It’s a well-known fact that Deadpool always breaks through the fourth wall and uses it as a comedic effect.
His Lover Vanessa Carlysle is CopyCat
When Wade Wilson was Wade Wilson, he was dating a girl named Vanessa, who was a prostitute. The two fell in love, but when Wilson told her about his untreatable cancer, she left him. Later in life, she became a shape-shifting mutant and joined Weapon X.
Deadpool’s Only Fear is Cows
Yes, it’s true, one of the deadliest anti-heroes fears cows, and his only weakness is kittens.
Deadpool and Actor Ryan Reynolds Have Many Similarities
Rayan Reynolds, who will play Deadpool in the movie, has similarities with the character. Both are Canadian and have the same height, weight, and eye color. Ryan also started acting the year Deadpool was introduced in Marvel.
Deadpool is basically immortal
He can survive nuclear explosions, and he has also risen from the ashes. He survived decapitation. He regularly donates his organs to those in need, and they regenerate instantly.
Deadpool is Omnisexual
In December 2013 a writer of Deadpool confirmed that Deadpool is omnisexual, i.e. he is attracted to people of any sex or gender.