The summer movie season is officially underway! Avengers: Infinity War may have kicked things off with an almost impossible to beat standard, but no one may be happier to try than Deadpool. The Merc with a Mouth returns in his highly anticipated sequel, Deadpool 2, and judging by early reviews, it's still jam-packed with jokes, violence, and a surprising amount of heart. It's been a few years since Deadpool first took audiences by surprise and became the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, and while the character is more popular than he's ever been, there may be some who aren't as caught up as they'd like to be.
Deadpool 2 is bigger than its predecessor, introducing new characters, a new super team, and Deadpool's best frenemy Cable. That's a lot to absorb, but the movie will do its part to explain all those things to you. Despite the fact that the character pretty much shows up everywhere now (the best marketing in the biz), people may need some quick help remembering who this guy is, why he talks directly to you, and why does he look like Spider-Man. With that in mind, here are six things to remember about Deadpool before catching the sequel.
He's A Mercenary For Hire
Unlike other heroes like Spider-Man, Deadpool is a bit less altruistic. He wouldn't even consider himself a hero. Deadpool primarily makes his living killing people for money, and boy, is he good at it. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is an exceptional fighter and marksman, not to mention a skilled swordsman. He doesn't care so much about who he's killing, but that doesn't mean he has a black heart. Deadpool does have a chivalrous side and in the movie, he makes it clear he only roughs up people who have it coming. Does this make him a good guy? Eh, it might be better to settle for chaotic, neutral anti-hero at the moment.
He Volunteered To Be Experimented On
Wade Wilson is an expertly trained mercenary, but nothing can prepare you for when you are diagnosed with terminal cancer. Wade didn't have much time left to live, and rather than go through usual treatments and give his girlfriend, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), false hope, Wade opted to take a more experimental approach. Wade volunteered to undergo experimental procedures from a shady organization, which turned out to be more along the lines of torture than medicine. The experiments left Wade permanently scarred on his entire body, and he vowed to get revenge for himself and everyone else that was killed in the experiments. However, the whole event did awaken a latent mutant ability in Wade...