When comic book fans saw Deadpool on the big screen for the first time in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, it would be an understatement to say they were disappointed. The talkative character known as ‘’the merc with a mouth’’ literally had his mouth sewn shut!

Ryan Reynolds, the beloved actor who portrayed Deapool in this less than stellar outing felt as disappointed as the fans. He then fought to make a Deadpool movie the right way.

Thankfully for us Reynolds and director Tim Miller understood what the fans wanted! When Deadpool was finally released in 2016, audiences cheered: the movie was violent, raunchy and explosive in ways we’d rarely seen in big budget films.

The story follows Wade Wilson, a mercenary who falls in love with Vanessa. But when he’s diagnosed with cancer, he undergoes a mysterious experimental treatment that awakens his latent mutant powers: he develops a powerful healing factor, but he’s also left disfigured and insane.

Afraid of showing his new face to Vanessa, he hunts Ajax, the man who disfigured him. With the aid of X-Men’s Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Deadpool will learn the true meaning of being a hero… or not.

Review by Pier-Luc Ouellet


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The development started in 2004, and was only released in 2016. Comic book fans had to wait 12 years to see their hero on the big screen!