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Deadpool was invented in the midst of the early-’90s boom for murderous characters, with code names that usually combined ”Death” or ”Kill” or ”Blood.” (Heck, Deadpool’s creators hinted the character was an, ahem, homage to DC’s Deathstroke, another sword-swinging masked mercenary with healing powers.) But then, in the late ’90s, came the Joe Kelly/Ed McGuinness solo series Deadpool, which reimagined the character as a meta anti-hero. Ever since then, Deadpool’s been a beloved figure… and a Deadpool movie has been on the horizon ever since Ryan Reynolds played a lame version of the character in failed spin-off factory X-Men: Origins — Wolverine. Picture an R-rated action comedy that mixed Spider-Man and Cabin in the Woods with a decent helping of The Expendables; the Deadpool movie could be the perfect superhero movie for people who are sick of superhero movies.
Image Credit: Marvel Comics
May 8 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
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