Deadpool and the Wolverine Movie
After a discussion with some good friends about the Wolverine movie as well and reading a couple Deadpool comic books recently I decided to comment on the character in the movie. Since Deadpool doesn't really appear until the end of the movie It will be spoilery.
The first problem with the character is of course that his mouth was sewn shut. This is a joke I suppose but the character's nickname is "The Merc with the mouth," so having him without a mouth seems to be a bit problematic.
Second is the breaking of the fourth wall. I understand that this might be odd in a movie, but that is what deadpool does and you could have done it without completely doing it. Simply have him look into the camera that could have been to the audience but also could be to one of the other characters.
I can understand the decisions to do it this way. The movie is called X-men origins: Wolverine so having deadpool take over the end would have been problematic. So here is an idea on how to avoid completely changing Deadpool while still allowing wolverine to star in the end of his own movie... Ready? Here it is. DON'T USE DEADPOOL AS THE VILLAIN.
I know it's radical but here's my thought. If the character you are choosing doesn't work in the plot use someone else. There are roughly 9 million mutants in the x-men universe so choose someone else.
This has of course happened in many other comic book movies as well, and it's not that i feel that the character has to be an exact copy of the one in the book. I enjoy smallville most of the time and that show regularly plays with villains and heroes, the difference is that you can still recognise them as the same character even without the names.
Here are a few things about deadpool that they changed, his powers, his look, his motivation, his personality and his origin. So what makes this character deadpool? He is called dead pool beacues, get this, he is a pool of death created to be weapon 11.
Finally I wanted to comment on how this will effect upcoming movies. This may not seem important since the character dies at the end of the movie but there are strong rumors that there will be a Deadpool movie. So will it simply ignore everything that happened in this movie or will it try to turn this character into the one from the comics?