Comic book fans are well aware that the Wade Wilson seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was barely reminiscent of his comic book counterpart. This understandably angered many fans, and fortunately 2016’s Deadpool will remedy this by giving us the snarky and fourth wall-breaking Merc With A Mouth we know so well. In the meantime, we now have a video pitting comic book Deadpool against the Origins Deadpool video game-style, letting the former dish out some well-deserved justice against the latter. Check it out!
The video, made by YouTube user ismahawk, starts with the "player" choosing which characters will fight each other, and Origins Deadpool is humorously labeled as an alternate Deadpool costume. At the beginning of the battle, comic book Deadpool is surprised that his opponent is supposed to be a version of him and subsequently states, "Ugh, somebody better get fired for this." Somehow, Wade, I doubt anyone was. Comic book Deadpool kicks things off by unloading his guns into Origins Deadpool, but these have no effect due to that handy healing factor.
The fight then switches to the two of them punching and clashing swords, with comic book Deadpool spouting off snarky comments. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Deadpool seems to have the edge with his extra powers, like teleportation and shooting optic blasts, but at the end, comic book Deadpool grabs one of his swords and throws it into Origins Deadpool’s eye, causing the optic beam he was about to shoot to overload and blow his head off. Comic book Deadpool proceeds to appropriately shout "Chimi-fucking-changas!" as his victory cry. Let’s be honest, we all knew deep down that this was going to be the outcome. As powerful as Origins Deadpool was, it would be downright sacrilegious to not let the original mercenary win.
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wade was teammates with Wolverine and Sabretooth on William Stryker’s military team. His first five minutes of screen time featured him wisecracking like his comic book self, but that was short-lived. After the team disbanded, Wade was said to be killed by Sabretooth, but he had actually been captured by Stryker and transformed into a refined killing machine imbued with a variety of mutant abilities. To add insult to injury, his mouth was sewn shut, making it impossible for him to spout out his trademark quips. As stated before, it was a radical departure from the character’s roots, and the film really featured very little relation to the source material. It not only ignored Deadpool’s actual origin story, but didn’t even have the courtesy of representing him properly in the costume department – never featuring Ryan Reynolds with horrifically cancer-scarred skin or his famous costume.
Fortunately for all of us, the Deadpool film moviegoers will be seeing next year won’t repeat this mistake. From what we’ve seen and heard so far, this version of Wade Wilson will be extremely faithful to the comic books. He has the red and black costume, his origin will match his background from the comics and he will be dropping his hilarious one-liners. The added bonus is that X-Men Origins: Wolverine won’t be canonical to Deadpool, so it won’t have to deal with explaining why things are so different this time around. That being said, don’t be surprised if Wade makes an off-hand dig at the 2009 film.
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