As you already know quite well, the next superhero movie is starring Ryan Reynolds as the mercenary #Deadpool. So, this article deals in everything you need to know about the character and the upcoming movie to really enjoy yourself.

Who is Deadpool?

First appearing in The New Mutants #98 comic book, Deadpool’s real name is Wade Wilson, a loud-mouthed, physically disfigured, mentally insane mercenary. If you think you’ve heard of something of the like, you’re on to something, since his creation was based on DC’s Slade Wilson, Deathstroke, who was instrumental in the first two seasons of the Arrow show.

Debuting in February of 1991, he’s heavily influenced by the 90's culture: an antihero that knows he’s a fictional character, talks directly to the reader and even goes on to threaten writers.

Labeled “Merc with a Mouth," he was a subject in the Weapon X program and, as such, is capable of incredible feats of healing, being able to regenerate most wounds. His powers are so intense that he once regenerated his head, after having it smashed by the Hulk. And, being able to heal brain damage, he’s virtually immune to psychic abilities.

As gadgets, he’s got a magical reserve of infinite ammo, and on many occasions he uses different teleportation devices.

Lastly, his acquired abilities as a martial fighter, swordsman, marksman, and stealth are the best you could expect from any human. He’s also a polyglot versatile in sign language.

Why is this movie so important?

Being the first antihero movie in the new Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, this is a great testing ground for the genre. Deadpool’s success or fail will create repercussions over the next few years over titles such as Gambit, X-Force, Hellfire and The New Mutants. Alongside that, this is the new take on 09’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s character concept.

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Deadpool (2016) is the result of even older ambitions, since this project was on hold from that time, considering the amount of criticism Wolverine’s movie got. Deadpool and Wolverine did fight in the movie, but, like the movie, the fight has been widely criticized and this project has stirred some old wounds, leading fans to wonder if Wolverine could be present in a sequel in which both characters would be better represented.

Could the Deadpool movie go south?

It could turn out to be a great success or an epic fail: Deadpool knows no middle ground. However, the movie has been presented in a few surprise sessions to journalists and influential internet voices. Here are a few tweets about it:

Many other voices have risen to praise it, which is a great thing to soothe fan's anxious hearts.

Deadpool was Banned in China

Did you sign the petition to make a PG 13 movie? Regardless, no one living in China will watch the film: it's being completely banned because of the violence. Even if you had no especial desire to watch it, seeing it banned in another country makes you want to check it out. Regardless of where you’re watching it, this is an adult movie, greatly promoted and beautifully made, and not for the feint of heart.