Minor spoilers: X-Men Origins Wolverine, (although you're not missing much)
The Deadpool movie was always speculated due to the cameo in 2009s 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. Unfortunately, this movie was poorly received by critics and fans of the comic books alike, including me, who thought the representation of almost all the characters was painful to watch, especially Deadpool. Instead of going for katanas, guns and the occasional fourth-wall break, Gavin Hood, (the director of Origins) decided to go for no red/black suit, no guns/katanas, no fourth-wall breaks, and in fact, no speaking, as the characters mouth was sealed, which could be a reference to [Deadpool](movie:38663)'s nickname, 'The Merc with a Mouth'. They also decided to give Deadpool the powers of the mutants captured by Sabretooth, including, Cyclops' optic blasts, Kestrel's teleportation and sort of Wolverines claws, as Deadpool as retractable blades in his arms, a further insult to our favourite mercenary.
Finally, when this movie ended, there was a small after credit scene in which Deadpool, who had recently had his head cut off, (as you do), opens his eyes, and looks at the camera, and says shhhhh. Although not being much, this scene gave the fans hope that a Deadpool movie was in the midst, and we all waited, and waited, and waited. It was not until 2014 however that the fans were satisfied, and boy were we satisfied.
This sudden blast of hope came in the form of a leaked test footage trailer, which if you're a fan of Deadpool, (wait of course you are), would probably see as the best thing you have laid eyes on. The 'trailer' features the best parts of Deadpool; fourth wall breaks, (he talks directly to the audience how he wears red, so blood doesn't show), humour, ( Deadpool constantly jokes, quips and makes the audience laugh) and ends with a small action scene, comprising of decapitations and somebody getting thrown out of a car, onto a motorway, (freeway, if you're an American).
When this emerged, all fans were satisfied and were given hope to our favourite Marvel anti-hero being portrayed on the silver screen, but it gave me some false hope however, what if Marvel screwed up the Deadpool movie, just like they did with Ghost Rider, Daredevil etc. So firstly, I want to discuss the certification. When we all saw the test footage, we expected the film to be an R rating, or 18. If you are a follower of Deadpool in the comic book universe you'll understand why; I could've written a whole article about why Deadpool isn't safe for work, and kids.
So when it was announced that the Deadpool movie would be receiving a lovely PG-13 rating, its no understatement that it wasn't taken lightly. I completely disagreed with what the Marvel franchise was doing, as they were trying to sell a profanity spitting, gore induced, badass to a bunch of children, who have only heard of him thanks to 'Ultimate Spider-Man' on Disney. All hope is not lost however, as a quote from a Schmoes Know podcast follows;
"I heard from the director [Tim Miller] that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all going to hate this, that they figured out how to make it PG-13 and therefore not lose its soul - that's a quote - of the script so they can make it."
This could instill a little bit of hope for the violence, swearing and so on as the director, Tim Miller, says hes trying to not 'lose its soul' as making the movie R rated would potentially lower the target audience, making less people see the movie in theatres, and probably pirating it online, or waiting for release on DVD/Blu Ray. I would've preferred it to be a completely over the top, gore fest, filled with the classic Deadpool themes, but I have confidence that Tim Miller could possibly pull this off, as he did direct 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' which, personally, is one of my favourite comic book movies, and standalone movies, as it takes the best parts from the comics and makes them funny, quirky and completely original for the silver screen, (highly recommend a watch, if you're a fan of a socially-awkward Michael Cera).
Extended Marvel Universe
You can't be the world's greatest gun-for-hire without making a few friends/enemies. We all know Wolverine and Deadpool have it out for each other, as both have been part of the Weapon X/XI project, but Deadpool has more complex, and more unknown frenemies. The most famous would be Cable and Domino.
Cable, first appearing in The New Mutants #86, is the son of Scott Summers, Cyclops, and Madeleine Pryor, who was sent into the distant future for protection against general-bad guy Apocalypse. As he is the son of two mutants, he has some powers, obviously, this being telekinetic and telepathic abilities. As well was this, he has a whole arsenal of futuristic gadgets and weaponry, and some totally armor and even a robot eye. I mean, look at that:
First things first though, we would need a suitable actor to portray the part of our time-hopping super mutant. Personally, I believe Stephen Lang could play the role of Cable, he fits the character well, and proved to be an extremely sadistic, ruthless but determined character in Avatar, in which he plays a power-crazed army commander, with eyes set on domination over the planet Pandora, its resources and its people.
See the resemblance?
Another possible candidate could be Ron Perlman, best known for Hellboy, Pacific Rim, and the gruff, sentimental voice-over in Fallout 3, who constantly says 'War never changes' as dramatically and depressing as possible. Although Perlman too could fit Cable, he isn't as strong as Lang could be, and lacks the charisma he has.
Next on our list for possible characters is Domino, a partner of Cable's, who possesses extremely accurate sharpshooting capabilities and hand-to-hand combat skills. Domino has an odd power as she can 'change' probability to be i her favour. This could go to an enemy simply slipping over, to their weapon misfiring or jamming, and so on. This is achieved by random telekinetic events, due to being tested on, like pretty much every Marvel hero ever. This unusual power could be hard to simulate on the silver screen, so it would be interesting to see how Miller would pull it off, (if she was in the movie). For an actress to play her, I good choice would be Noomi Rapace, best known for Prometheus and The Girl Trilogy, (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest).
I personally believe this would be a good cast choice, and could even spark off a spin-off movie for Cable and Domino, you can never have too many Marvel movies now can you?
So, what do you think, do you believe that there is hope for our Merc with a Mouth?, do you agree with ratings? But most importantly, are you excited for the new Deadpool movie?