News is spreading that the long delayed [Deadpool](movie:38663) film staring Ryan Reynolds will begin shooting in Vancouver this March. They've got first-timer Tim Miller directing and a rumored commitment to a PG-13 rating. While there has been talk about a great script that dates back some ten years ago, which was a very Kill Bill-esque rated R, it's possible they're still spending the months ahead hammering out a shooting script. So may I offer a suggestion?
While we did get a glimpse of Deadpool in the Wolverine movie that shall not be named - that bit of business may be a bit foggy so we'll obviously need to reestablish our character to audiences. I don't think there's a better way to do that than take a look at the relatively recent "Original Sin" storyline from the Marvel comic books.
One of the tricky things with Deadpool is that he's pretty well tied to the entire Marvel Universe. Yes, he's got origins to that Weapon X project that also created Wolverine - and gives Deadpool those healing powers, but he also has ties to S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawkeye and various off-shoots of the Avengers. So the movie certainly has to stick pretty close to home and not bring in too much from the larger Marvel world aside from the X-Men, the only other property Fox has rights to.
By sticking to Original Sin, the movie could give audiences their Deadpool backstory and be funny and profoundly moving as well. What can be difficult is finding the human angle on Deadpool who has spent much of his comic book past being a remorseless killing machine. Original Sin has to do with Deadpool coping with having a daughter and him learning the tragic story of what became of his parents. If you want audiences to really care about the guy - this could be the perfect route to take.
Most importantly, perhaps, is that the series has a nice set of bad-guys in place for a lot of slicing and dicing in the form of ULTIMATUM (Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Mobile Army To Unite Mankind).
The movie is picking up momentum at an interesting time for the Deapool character as it was revealed by Marvel that he is set to die this April! Don't worry it isn't the first time and probably won't be the last. Remember, this guy has Wolverine-type healing powers. ULTIMATUM are the guys currently gunning for Deadpool's head and could make for a memorable antagonist in the movie.
Would the movie be crazy enough to have Deadpool "die" at the end? I think it's a great plan. Honestly, if you do the movie right, he'll be the kind of guy that deserves to die. Deadpool has spent whole issues in a suicidal funk. Plus, you can have the stinger at the end of the credit show signs of life for the sequel. Perfect idea!