ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

If you're stumped on what to do this upcoming weekend for your special Valentine, then just know you don't have to brainstorm much longer. The answer is staring you right in the face.

His name is Deadpool, and this film featuring Ryan Reynolds as the "Merc with a Mouth" is going to be filled to the brim with action and hilarity.

Extreme Deadpool fans, however, might be slightly disappointed to learn that two key characters from the comic series will be missing from the film: Patch and Dr. Emrys Killebrew.

Cinema Blend sat with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to chat about the fact that these two characters will not be present in the highly anticipated film.


Bob Stirrat, also known as Patch, owned a bar which served as a hangout for mercenaries. Besides passing you a cold one, he was also a dispatcher for various freelance jobs that only the toughest of the tough could handle.

Instead, T.J. Miller's character Weasel will provide these services for the mercs. Wernick explains:

"Weasel basically assumed Patch’s behind the bar job. A lot of it had to do with consolidating and budget and making sure that we focused on fewer characters and fewer scenes. For example, Weasel, became Weasel and Patch. He became the bartender."

While it is absolutely necessary to simplify the plot points of a nearly two-hour film, we might be missing out on a big twist that includes this secondary character.

Dr. Emrys Killebrew

In the film, the character Ajax serves as the director of The Program. This is where Wade Wilson endures his cancer treatment and is turned into the antihero Deadpool.

In the comics, Ajax is actually Dr. Emrys Killebrew's right hand man. Wernick shares:

"Dr. Killebrew, basically, it was revealed at the end of the movie that Ajax wasn’t the brains behind the operation. He was just a puppet to Dr. Killebrew, and Dr. Killebrew walks on screen and you think, ‘Holy shit!’ But ultimately that was a decision of just simplification and feeling like we need one core villain and one core villain alone. So we eliminated Killebrew. Some creative choices and some budget choices ultimately dictated which characters we used and how we used them."

We will be missing out on a storyline that includes Ajax murdering Killebrew to become the ultimate villain who gets revenge on Deadpool, but it appears as if that won't be too important overall.

Deadpool hits theaters this Friday, February 12. If you're in the mood for explosions, blood, torture and such, then you and your significant other will find this to be the most romantic film of the weekend.

[Source: Cinema Blend]


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