It's 2016 and we finally have a Deadpool movie! While the past 6+ months have been littered with off-the-wall marketing campaigns and NSFW trailers, Deadpool fans have been clamoring for a movie dating all the way back to 2000 when a film featuring the quirky, anti-hero was orginally announced. After New Line Cinema dropped the project, 20th Century Fox decided to pick up the character and ultimately included him in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with Ryan Reynolds cast as Deadpool. The character fell flat, but Fox was determined to move forward with a solo film featuring the superhero. Although they did initially choose a director, the film was eventually dropped. During summer 2014, though, test footage filmed two years prior leaked online and the buzz generated by fans caused Fox to pick the movie back up AGAIN. Now we'll finally get to see Deadpool on the big screen!
Multiple reports have stated that Deadpool will be accurate to the origin story depicted in the comics. While the film will feature several popular characters from the comics (that may or may not crossover into the X-Men films), they're certain to have a different look on the big screen. Check out the differences and similarities between the comics and film versions of these characters in our slider images featuring Deadpool and his friends, er..., acquaintances, ahh..., well, people who interact with him!
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Besides Deadpool, who else are you looking forward to seeing on the big screen? Are you happy with the way the live action characters look? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out Deadpool when it hits theaters on February 12th. You can even dress like the merc with a mouth in a Deadpool costume! Unfortunately, you'll have to look elsewhere for chimichangas.
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