While superhero movies have become commonplace in the past decade, there are certain franchises that stand out from the crowd. Chief among them is Deadpool, as its fourth-wall breaking protagonist continually addresses the audiences, pokes fun at the superhero genre, and makes any assortment of shocking and hilarious jokes. Wade Wilson takes particular aim at the comic book world, including his creator Rob Liefeld. Because during Domino's awesome lucky sequence in Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson goes on a rant about Domino's creator (also Liefeld), being a "coked out glass pipe sucker freak show comic book artist", also joking that he can't draw feet. Liefeld recently posted this clip, which was followed up by a quick apology by Ryan Reynolds himself.
While Rob Liefeld definitely has a good sense of humor about his Deadpool 2 joke (I mean, he created the wise cracker himself), Ryan Reynolds actually issued a rare apology. Still messing around, Reynolds posted one quick word to Liefeld's Instagram:
While Ryan Reynolds isn't one to apologize for his jokes, especially those used in Deadpool, the guy is extremely active on social media. Reynolds has basically become synonymous with his Marvel character at this point, and seems hyper aware of any Deadpool-related conversation happening online. So when Rob Liefeld sets up the opportunity for joke, Reynolds is going to take it. And just like that, hilarity ensues.
Of course, Rob Liefeld isn't the only comic book figure that Wade Wilson took aim at during the course of Deadpool 2. And since that joke was during Domino's absolutely breathtaking action sequence, it was likely lost on audiences at first. More obvious were the jokes about DC's extremely dark Snyderverse, Deadpool's lack of famous X-Men, and the like. But Liefeld got his own share of licks, as is customary in the beloved property.
It should be interesting to see what the future holds for the Deadpool franchise. The original movie was almost solely focused on its title character, while Deadpool 2 became much more of an ensemble project. While the original X-Force roster met a grisly end, there was an increased presence for Colossus and Negasonic, as well as newcomers Domino, Cable, and Firefist. Ryan Reynolds has teased that the X-Force movie would be coming soon, possibly before Deadpool gets a proper threequel. And with the Disney and Fox merger still looming in the background, there's also the possibility that Deadpool and his buddies could eventually show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper.
Deadpool 2 is currently available for home purchase. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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