After a long wait, Deadpool is finally here! The hilarious wise-cracking, katana-swinging, chimichanga-eating antihero finally got proper film treatment, which brought about plenty of trivia tidbits to share.
Warning! Spoilers for 'Deadpool' ahead!
Gina Carano, who played the super-strong mutant Angel Dust, was fine with the stunts that she had to do in the junkyard fight scene. She instead was worried about finding any spiders on-set.
7. Too Many Muscles
In order to get the perfect superhero (or rather antihero) look, Ryan Reynolds's Deadpool outfit with fitted with a 'muscle layer'. However, Reynolds was so muscular already that the suit was too tight, so they decided to remove the layer.
6. A Friendly Face
During the end battle scene, Deadpool runs across an enemy soldier who he recognizes as Bob from Jacksonville. This is a reference to a HYDRA agent named Bob that Deadpool has worked alongside many times. Seeing as HYDRA is currently Marvel property, he just appears in the movie as Bob.
5. Short Shoot
Even though the film had several locations, carefully choreographed action scenes, and an hour and forty minutes of footage to shoot, Deadpool was shot in only 48 days!
4. Going Out Strong
Ryan Reynolds has stated that after X-Men: Origins and Green Lantern, Deadpool will be the last comic book character he would portray. However, that doesn't mean that Deadpool is going to be his last comic book movie. He said that he is eager to return for any Deadpool sequels.
3. Creator Cameo
In Sister Margaret's School For Wayward Children, a man can be heard yelling "F*** Liefeld" as Wade Wilson passes by. That man is none other than Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool.
2. First Time's the Charm
Though you won't be able to tell when you watch it, Deadpool is director Tim Miller's first shot at the directing chair. What a film to start off his directing career with!
1. Extended Development
Ryan is such a big fan of the Deadpool character that he has trying to get the Deadpool movie made for 11 years. The studios finally allowed the film to be made after the unanimous positive fan reception to the leaked test footage. Ultimately, Reynolds decided to take a pay cut just to make sure the movie comes out. Now that's dedication!
With all of the cameos, references, and trivia tidbits, Deadpool is pure gold to hardcore movie lovers and casual viewers alike. With the recent news of a sequel already being in the works, we can count on plenty more trivia facts to come.