X-Men Origins: Wolverine Designers Explain How Their Deadpool Came To Be


When people look back at Deadpool as he was depicted in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, there's one question just about everybody asks:

How the hell did that go so wrong?

Well, now that the Deadpool solo film has made more money than anybody ever expected, we've got an answer to that question (kind of). Basically, their answer is "Well, it's really hard to get a character onscreen."

That's from Studio ADI, who provided the creature effects, so at the end of the day it wasn't really their fault that the Merc With a Mouth ended up...well, mouth-less. But they took some time out to explain how they came to it in the video you can see above. 

Saying that it's more than just the producers or the filmmakers -- it's also Marvel, licensors and many others who play a role in crafting a movie like X-Men Origins, the video (originally released in 2013, but circulating again now) admits openly "this is not that character," and said it was the studio setting up Deadpool for later.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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  1. Even though I realized at the time that it wasn't Deadpool the way he was supposed to be, I "got" that they shut his mouth because they couldn't stand Wade Wilson and that they could get away with it as it was their experiment of that "Weapon X" anyway. I always expected the character to come back, especially considering the shot at the end of the movie. And that it would probably come back evolved. I honestly wouldn't have mind a proper follow-up to thát Wolverine-movie. I didn't think it was great, but I'd give it like a 6 or 7 at most, so I don't consider it to be horrible or whatever most people would call it. It just didn't tell the story and represent the characters well enough. And unfortunately many things that happened in the movie weren't that impressive.

    • LuffyKing
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    Pre-sewn mouth shut Wade Wilson was funny and very Deadpool like. Then they turned him into something worse than Green Lantern. Pre-Green Lantern of course. So Green Lantern was an improvement of the character Deadpool? It makes my head hurt. Marvel, DC something had to give. Hey DC, Hal Jordan isn't supposed to be a funny character. Hey Marvel, Deadpool is supposed to be a funny character. Good going in Deadpool round 2. Wade heckling Wolverine and Sabretooth in the last fight would have been awesome. But you turned him into a crazy 80's scary movie killer. sigh

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