Deadpool Movie Concept Artist Confirms Helicarrier

by Russ Burlingame


For anybody who didn't realize it, or wasn't sure, that burned-out aircraft carrier in Deadpool was, in fact, a Helicarrier.The confirmation comes from a concept artist who worked on the film and who confirmed both that it was a Helicarrier and that the production team on Deadpool had to go out of their way to make it hard to tell.

"[I] was asked to redesign the helicarrier so it looked as different as possible from the one in The Avengers," concept artist Emmanuel Shiu told io9. "And it had to look like it had been taken apart in some places."

So, you can add that to the (long, long) list of Easter eggs in Deadpool...!

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.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at back in 2011.