During a talk at Google, Ryan Reynolds revealed that the taxi driver character "Dopinder" was named after "a really cool guy" he knew in elementary school, who died when he was hit by lightning. It was meant to be a tribute to him.
In an interview, writer Rhett Reese stated that Negasonic Teenage Warhead wasn't always intended to be in the film. Other X-Men such as Cannonball were considered, but they eventually used Negasonic Teenage Warhead because they "liked her name better."
Ryan Reynolds has said that Deadpool will be the last comic book character he will ever portray. However, he doesn't object to future Deadpool sequels and/or cameos.
On April Fool's Day 2015, Ryan Reynolds posted on Twitter that the film would be rated PG-13, which prompted fan backlash as the Deadpool character often swears and commits acts of graphic violence. Later that day, Reynolds confirmed that it was a prank and the film would be R rated.
The Deadpool costume originally had a muscle layer underneath but it had to be removed: Ryan Reynolds was so muscular, the costume was not only too tight for him, but it made him look overlarge.
Ryan Reynolds was allowed to keep his Deadpool costume after filming had completed. (Technically he didn't ask to, nor did he give anyone the chance to take it from him.) When 20th Century Fox found out about this, they honestly didn't care and just let him keep it.
While filming, Ryan Reynolds visited sick kids, via Make-A-Wish foundation, as Deadpool.
Ryan Reynolds' full body makeup took eight hours to apply. Once it was on, he was not able to sit or lie down.
After Vanessa and Wade have skee-balled and are trading in their winning tickets for prizes, a large stuffed dog wearing a Deadpool attire can be seen hanging behind the counter. This refers to Dogpool, a canine version of Deadpool from an alternate universe.
Became the first R-rated movie to have a three-day opening weekend of over $100 million at the U.S. Box Office. While films such as The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Passion of the Christ (2004) had earned well over $100 million by the end of their first full weekend of release, those movies had opened wide on the Wednesdays before the official opening weekend; 'Deadpool' only had some 7 pm to 10 pm screenings before its Friday wide release.
Ryan Reynolds has said that there are over one hundred references throughout the entire film, including easter eggs, pop-culture references, cameos, and direct hits at other Marvel films.
In the scenes where he is dealing with the stalker pizza delivery guy, Wade is wearing a T-shirt with a portrait of Bea Arthur on the front. This is a reference to the fact that in the comics, Deadpool has an affection for Arthur and The Golden Girls (1985). According to Ryan Reynolds on the Blu-ray commentary track, it cost $10,000 (which went to charity) to get approval to use the image.
This film had a lower budget than any of the X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers, or Captain America movies.
When 20th Century Fox refused to pay the writers of the film, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, for onset input, Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own pocket for them to be onset to look over the film. Reese stated, "We were onset every day. Interestingly, Ryan wanted us there, we were on the project for six years. It was really a core creative team of us, Ryan, and director Tim Miller. Fox, interestingly, wouldn't pay for us to be on set. Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own money, out of his own pocket."
In the trailer and in the film, Wade Wilson requests, "Don't make the super suit green--or animated!" This is a reference to Ryan Reynolds' previous role as the DC superhero Green Lantern (2011), in which, as stated, the green suit was a special effect rather than an actual costume for Reynolds to put on. Deadpool pokes even more fun at the costume in a deleted scene on the Blu-Ray copy of the movie.
In the Marvel comic books, Vanessa is a shapeshifting mutant that goes by the alias of Copycat. She homages her comic book version when she mentions that she has "played a lot of roles."
Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 13-year-old Connor McGrath, a terminally ill fan from Edmonton, requested to attend the special event for Deadpool (2016) in January, which turned out to be one of the two special screenings in New York and Los Angeles for the fans. He couldn't make it, due to the severity of his illness. Ryan Reynolds heard his story, traveled to Edmonton, and surprised him with a private special screening of the film. Reynolds said the boy was the first person ever to see the film. They kept in touch until Connor's passing a few months later. Reynolds paid tribute to him on his social-media pages.
Ryan Reynolds was involved with revising the script with the writers. Cast members were allowed to improvise in some scenes.
In the comics, Negasonic Teenage Warhead is actually a telepath and precognitive mutant. Her abilities were changed for the film due to the fact that the writers thought that by having explosive powers, it would fit more with her name.
Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of current times, "I think Deadpool's coming along at the right time, because it's speaking to that generation that has seen all these comic-book films and enjoyed them all; it's speaking to them as though the guy in that red suit is one of them. It's like watching a DVD commentary by someone who's got some pop-culture savvy and is kind of funny and a little obnoxious and is saying the things that you wouldn't say."
When Deadpool saws off his hand and blood sprays in Colossus's face, he says, "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret." This is the title of a coming of age novel by Judy Blume wherein the central theme of the story is a teenage girl getting her first period.
Wyre was initially going to appear as a henchman to Ajax/Francis, but was cut primarily for budgetary reasons as his powers required complicated visual effects. Cable was considered for an appearance as well, but it was decided that he would work better in the sequel, in which he appears as a main character.
There was going to be a running gag involving Wade and the other bar patrons betting money on how Amy Winehouse would die. This was cut because Winehouse actually did die sometime after the script was written, making the joke both irrelevant and possibly insensitive.
When Gina Carano did the junkyard fight scene, she was more worried about spiders than anything else, even her stunts.
After being captured by Colossus on the bridge, Deadpool is told he is being taken to the professor, in reference to the leader of the X-Men, Charles "Professor X" Xavier. Deadpool responds, "Which one, McAvoy or Stewart?" as in James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart, both of whom have portrayed Professor X in previous X-Men movies, including simultaneously in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
The film was released in February 2016, exactly 25 years after Deadpool's first appearance in New Mutants #98.
In the opening title sequence, a wallet can be seen floating through the air. As it does, a photo comes out of Ryan Reynolds in his Green Lantern (2011) costume.
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has been open about the fact that he took the name for the character from the final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988).
In the opening credits, there is a People Magazine floating around with the headline "Ryan Reynolds: Sexiest Man Alive." It is an actual issue of the magazine that featured Reynolds as the "Sexiest Man Alive" (2010).
On Halloween, Ryan Reynolds dressed up as Deadpool. Footage of this can be seen on YouTube and is included in the special features section on the Blu-Ray copy of the movie.
Deadpool mentions that he looks like he was "bitten by a radioactive shar-pei." In one issue of the Deadpool comic, Deadpool states that he looks like a cross between Ryan Reynolds and a shar-pei.
The opening credits was originally a placeholder, but Tim Miller found the parody titles funny enough to put in the movie. As a bonus, due to no actual names being in it, the filmmakers were not required to abide by guild rules about crew and actor credits.
In the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Deadpool doesn't wear his trademark red costume but appears as a disfigured, shirtless, bald man with his mouth sewn shut. He also possesses two retractable katanas embedded in his forearms. As a reference to this prior film, there is a scene that briefly features this version of Deadpool as an action figure.
To prepare for the film Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool) hired a swords master to train him.
Ryan Reynolds has confirmed this is his favorite film of his own as he got to improvise in several scenes.
Early in the film, Deadpool has an altercation with a pizza delivery guy. The pizza boxes he is delivering are marked "Feige's Favourites," a nod to Marvel President Kevin Feige.
Producer Simon Kinberg stated in an interview that Olivia Munn auditioned for the role of Vanessa Carlysle, and that audition resulted in Munn being cast as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Despite the R rating, Ryan Reynolds had entertained children sick with cancer while shooting this film and put some of them in small roles in the film.
This is Ryan Reynolds's fifth time in a comic book movie, and his second time playing Wade Wilson. He was previously Marvel's Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004), Wade in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Hal Jordan in DC's Green Lantern (2011) and Nick Walker in Dark Horse's R.I.P.D. (2013).
The taxi cab, operated by Dopinder, that transports Deadpool to his fight scenes has an advertising banner atop the roof saying, "Need a Hero."
Grossed $132.8 million in its domestic opening weekend, becoming the first R-rated film to open over $100 million and breaking the twelve-year-old R-rated weekend record held by The Matrix Reloaded (2003).
China refused to grant a certificate so the film could be shown in the country. While China's film import market is best known for supporting or blocking films based on how they present Chinese characters and stories (where applicable), that was not a factor with "Deadpool" China also often censors out extreme violence, profanity, and sex from movies before release, and this film contains a large amount of all three. While the Chinese censors did consider such an edit here, they ultimately decided that the cuts needed to make "Deadpool" into a general audience picture would make it incomprehensible, and thus decided not to have the film in Chinese theaters at all.
Ryan Reynolds is the first actor to be nominated for a Golden Globe for playing a Marvel character in this film.
Instead of conventional opening credits, the producers, main actors, writers, and director are all identified at the beginning of the movie by epithets such as "some douchebag's film," "produced by asshats," starring "God's perfect idiot" (accompanied by a shot of Ryan Reynolds's "Sexiest Man Alive" People Magazine cover) "a hot chick" (Morena Baccarin), "a British villain" (Ed Skrein), "a gratuitous cameo" (Stan Lee), and "a CGI character" (Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus), written by "the real heroes here" (Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick) and directed by "an overpaid tool" (Tim Miller).
Ryan Reynolds wife Blake Lively is often on planes where Deadpool happens to be playing, which she compared to torture because of the love scenes. She said their daughter hugs the screen and says "Dada" thinking it's FaceTime.
The business card used by the Recruiter (Jed Rees) reads only 555-0199. This is the same number used as Lester Burnham's business line in American Beauty (1999). Wade Wilson makes constant reference to the Recruiter being a pedophile.
After the film's success, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. had congratulated Ryan Reynolds over Twitter. Evans and Downey in particular even went as far as to jokingly fight over Reynolds' team affiliation for their film, Captain America: Civil War (2016).
The Starbucks cup seen at the beginning of the film had "Rob L" written on it, a nod to Rob Liefeld.
Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of his wit, "He's funny and acerbic and a little bit of a head case. But he's also not trying to be liked, he's intentionally trying to annoy everyone."
The pizza delivery stalker scene is taken directly from issue #10 of the 2008 run of Deadpool's comic, the only difference being that in the movie it took place before Wade became Deadpool, while in the comic he was already suited up.
Ryan Reynolds stated in an interview that the very first thing that they put in the script was "Angel Of The Morning" by Juice Newton. This was the song used in the opening credits of the movie.
The shot-up targets in Deadpool's bedroom are RCMP firearms qualification targets. Ryan Reynolds' father and brother are Mounties.
The oddly named strip club in the film, No.5 Orange (read as Number Five Orange), is a real strip club in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Daniel Cudmore, who portrayed Colossus in X2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), turned down reprising the role in this film. He was replaced with Andre Tricoteux. Cudmore was unhappy with the idea of only doing motion capture work while another actor dubbed over his lines.
Early drafts of the script featured a joke where it would have been revealed that Deadpool's mask was actually a store-bought Spider-Man mask that had been turned inside out. This was presumably cut due to potential legal issues (as Spider-Man's film rights were owned by Sony and later Disney).
Ed Skrein (Ajax/Francis) is a massive comic book fan, so being able to do a movie like this was his dream come true.
There were plans to make a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), where Deadpool would return. However, due to the mixed reviews and poor box office performance of that film, the sequel was dropped and revised into this quasi-reboot.
The castle that is used for the Xavier school in this movie is also used in Smallville (2001), Disney's Descendants (2015), Arrow (2012) and Big Time Movie (2012).
"The city that rhymes with fun" is the unofficial slogan for Regina, Saskatchewan. The real slogan is "The Queen City". Ryan Reynolds also filmed the movie Just Friends (2005) in Regina.
When Wade and Vanessa wish each other "Happy Lent", Wade can be seen reading the autobiography of Mario Lopez.
Ryan Reynolds was already a huge fan of the character Deadpool long before this movie was considered by the studio, and read the comics for nearly a decade. He got his chance to play Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and deeply dislikes the way that film portrayed him. He decided to produce and finance part of this film as both a way to satisfy his own desire to play his favorite comic book character, and as an apology to other fans who were disappointed by the previous film.
This is the first X-Men movie where neither Wolverine nor Professor X appear in the flesh. At most, both are mentioned, and Wade wears a cutout of Hugh Jackman's face as a mask.
When Deadpool first meets Negasonic Teenage Warhead he asks Colossus if she's his sidekick, to which Colossus responds that she is a trainee. Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee is known to dislike hero sidekicks.
The film's working title was "Wham!", named after George Michael's former group. Wham's album, Make It Big, and George Michael's solo song, "Careless Whisper", appeared in the movie.
Counting the opening credits, there are a total of 23 fourth-wall breaks in the film.
Ed Skrein, who plays Ajax/Francis, describes the film as a "revenge story from both sides."
Before the climax fight, Deadpool says, "Time to make the chimi-fuckin'-changas!" Chimichangas are Deadpool's favorite food in the comics.
The highest grossing R-rated film worldwide with a gross of $775 million, eclipsing the $742 million gross of the previous record holder The Matrix Reloaded (2003). In the United States it is the second highest grossing R-rated film, with a gross of $363 million, behind The Passion of the Christ (2004) ($370 million).
When Deadpool breaks his hand after attempting to punch Colossus, he exclaims, "Oh, Canada." This is a reference to Wade Wilson's Canadian origin and Ryan Reynolds himself is also Canadian. "O Canada" is the national anthem of Canada.
To prepare for her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Brianna Hildebrand trained in Muay Thai for a few months.
Marvel characters Cannonball and Garrison Kane were deleted from subsequent rewrites of the script, with the latter specifically being omitted due to budgetary concerns over the required CGI for his cybernetic arms, and the former being omitted due to concerns he would have been a "stupid hick character."
At one point in the movie, Deadpool says, "I'm just a boy, standing in front of a girl." This is a nod to Notting Hill (1999), where the line is reversed.
Nicieza St. is an exit on the highway listed. This is a homage to Deadpool writer/co-creator Fabian Nicieza.
Director Tim Miller fell in love with the song "Mera Joota Hai Japani" from the Indian film Shree 420 (1955) when he had heard it at a New Zealand pub. During filming, he thought of using the same Indian song in the film for Dopinder's cab scene.
The film's domestic opening weekend gross set a new record as the largest opening weekend ever for a first-time director. Before making this film, Tim Miller had previously directed two short films, Aunt Luisa (2002) and Rockfish (2003), and worked in visual effects for various video games. The previous record holder was Chris Miller, co-director of Shrek the Third (2007), which opened with $121.6 million.
When Weasel and Wade are trying to come up with a nickname for Wilson, one of the names said is "Scaredevil". This is clearly a reference to another Marvel character, Daredevil, who Deadpool has come into contact with in the comics.
Like co-star Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin has played both DC and Marvel Comics characters. Before portraying Vanessa Carlysle, she voiced the character of Talia Al-Ghul in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Son of Batman (2014), a role she reprises in Batman: Bad Blood (2016). Baccarin also played Dr. Leslie Thompkons, the love Interest of Jim Gordon on FOX's Gotham (2014) and was the voice of the artificial intelligence Gideon on the CW's The Flash (2014). Also, was the voice of Black Canary on Justice League Unlimited.
Ryan Reynolds appeared as Deadpool in a video by the YouTube channel Screen Junkies called "Honest Trailers: Deadpool".
When Deadpool gets smashed into the headrest on a car he makes a quip about "rich Corinthian leather", this references an Old Chrysler Commercial with Ricardo Montalban.
Bob was originally meant to be the actual Bob from HYDRA, but a combination of the film's limited budget and possible legal action from Marvel forced the writers to take out any explicit references to HYDRA.
There were plans for cameos from various other X-Men, including Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but the studio denied all of them for being too expensive.
Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds wept when they saw the completed costume, with Reynolds explaining that "we fought like hell ... to make this the most faithful comic book to movie adaptation fans have ever seen. That's hard to accomplish and a feat, but we're just so happy with how this came out."
Upon further inspection of the Deadpool list in Weasel's bar, with the exception of Weasel's choice of Wade Wilson and Wade Wilson's J. Boothe, the rest of the names are famous celebrities. Listing in APA format (starting with the left column, from top to bottom): Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen, Kanye West, (Wade Wilson), Vladimir Putin, (J. Booth), Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, Mike Tyson, Judd Nelson, Lil' Wayne, Shia LaBeouf, Ned Beatty, Rob Liefeld, Ozzy Osbourne, Amanda Bynes, Arnold Palmer.
Stan Lee jokingly said that his biggest complaint about his cameo (as a DJ in the strip club) is that he didn't get to spend enough time with the attractive actresses playing the strippers.
The line "You know it's funny how I only see the two of you here. It's like the studio couldn't afford any more X-Men." became then Fox chairman James Gianopulos's favorite line.
When Colossus is first shown, eating cereal and watching a news report about Deadpool, he is in the kitchen where Wolverine and Bobby Drake (Iceman) were when Xavier's School was attacked by William Stryker in X2: X-Men United (2003), which also features the first live action appearance of Colossus.
In the comics, Angel Dust (Gina Carano) is a natural mutant who can augment her super-strength with a temporary rush of adrenaline. This causes lines to appear on her face and she tires or exhausts herself shortly afterwards. In the film, she is a mutant whose powers were artificially boosted, much like Deadpool's. Plus, she is far more powerful in the film and does not seem to rely on an adrenaline boost. However, in a nod to the comic version there are moments when Angel Dust is clearly tiring in her fight with Colossus as if she has reached the limit of her powers.
Deadpool as originally created was just a clone of the DC Comics character Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson) by Rob Liefeld (one of the most harshly criticized comic creators of the nineties' comic boom). It wasn't until other writers and artists applied their spin on the character that he became the Deadpool fans know and love.
Deadpool (2016) became the first Marvel film to be nominated for Best Picture-Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes.
Colossus is 7 ft. 6 inches in the film, but the actor Andre Tricoteux, is only 6 ft. 10.5 inches.
Deadpool's reference to the movie 127 Hours (2010) was cut down slightly to take out a reference to star 'James Franco', whom he referred to as Harry Osborn. This was done to avoid contention with Sony who still held the rights to Spider-Man at the time.
Gina Carano had wanted to wear yellow contact lenses to match Angel Dust's look in the comics, but makeup artist Bill Corso refused, comparing the yellow eyes to something from the Twilight films.
The boots Deadpool wears are black Nike SFB's, a popular boot worn by US Armed Forces. Or Tactical 5.11 Flyweight boots.
While Deadpool is fighting in the car filled with thugs, his head is smashed into the radio a few times, changing the channel. During this action, for a split second, one of the channels it skips to displays the old scene transition logo from the Adam West era Batman show. A small nod to the early days of the superhero boom.
In June 2010, Robert Rodriguez was approached to direct, but he turned it down for Spy Kids 4-D: All the Time in the World (2011).
TJ Miller felt he was cast as Weasel because he "looks like his superhero power is spilling mustard on his shirt" and producer Simon Kinberg added that an actor was needed "who could keep up with Reynolds comedically", Miller attempted to give his character a facial tic, but Director Tim Miller rejected the idea.
When Negasconic Teenage Warhead burns through her civilian clothing in the final climax scene, she is wearing a classic X-Men yellow spandex uniform. She is the only mutant in any of the X-Men movies who wears one.
As Colossus is dragging a handcuffed Deadpool, Deadpool says "Dead or alive, you're coming with me". A reference to RoboCop (1987), being as Colossus is in his metal form.
In May 2000, Artisan Entertainment announced a deal with Marvel Entertainment to co-produce, finance and distribute a film based on Deadpool. In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film in turnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct.
The scene in which Deadpool breaks his hands and leg, after attempting to punch and kick Colossus, is inspired by a similar scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) where King Arthur battles the black knight. King Arthur cuts off the black knight's limbs one after the other but the black knight keeps fighting back.
When Ajax and Angel Dust are about to leave the bar, Weasel quips, "Have fun at your midnight showing of Blade II (2002)". Ryan Reynolds played Hannibal King in the third Blade film, Blade: Trinity (2004).
The song "Careless Whisper" is referenced throughout the film as being performed by Wham!. This was confusing for a lot of audience members outside North America and Japan because in the rest of the world the song was released as the first solo single by George Michael.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead's appearance is significant in debut in three ways: it is the first-ever live action debut of an original character created by writer Grant Morrison. it is the debut of the actual character in a live-action movie it is the film debut of Brianna Hildebrand.
Director Tim Miller praised Ed Skrein's (Ajax/Francis) dedication to his role saying "he worked really, really hard" for the fight sequences and completed around 80% of his own stunts in the film.
Ryan Reynolds began his acting career in 1991, also the year Deadpool was first introduced in the comics.
According to Tim Miller, the tone shifted several times in development, with the studio looking for a PG rating at one point.
Tim Miller's debut as a feature film director. However, his company, Blur Studios, was involved in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ahead of the production of the first Iron Man (2008) movie, Marvel was concerned that their younger fan-base would not know who Iron Man was, and hired Blur to produce shorts demonstrating that there was a man in his suit, that he used gadgets and technology, and that he was a respected friend of more familiar Marvel characters.
In the final climax scene, the crashed aircraft carrier looks like a helicarrier from the Avengers movies. However, since the X-Men franchise is owned by Fox, and the Avengers franchise is owned by Marvel, director Tim Miller designed it to look as much like the Avengers carriers as he could without crossing the line and risking a lawsuit by Marvel. Marvel and Fox have a long standing battle over what can and can't be used in each other's films.
For Deadpool's scarred appearance, director Tim Miller wanted him to appear "fucking horrible" to justify his anger in the film, while makeup designer Bill Corso had some leeway because in the comics "he's everything from a rotten corpse to a guy with a couple of lines on his face". Corso acknowledged the script's description of the character as disfigured but also wanted him to be "still kind of charming and iconic" He wanted to avoid comparisons to Freddy Krueger, and looked to Sin City for inspiration. The final makeup required nine silicone prosthetics to cover Reynolds head which took several hours to apply. For the scene where the character is naked, it took 6 hours to apply the full body makeup to Reynolds. Corso describe the makeup for the rest of the film's character as "...pretty simple. Tim wanted to keep it really grounded".
Placed #1 at the U.S. box office for its first three weeks of release, until being dethroned by Zootopia (2016) in the first week of March 2016.
Deadpool was given an inventor assistant in the late '90s comic books called "Weasel." T.J. Miller's character Weasel combines traits of this character, with Deadpool supporting character "Patch."
When Wade is trying to guess Ajax's real name, one of his guesses (said in a British accent) is 'Basil Fawlty'. This is a character from British TV sitcom 'Fawlty Towers' made famous by John Cleese. John Cleese is one of the founding members of Monty Python. There are references to Monty Python sketches throughout the movie; notably Holy Grail's Black Knight (when Deadpool fights Collosus) and The Four Yorkshiremen (when Wade and Vanessa try to out-do each others' tragic childhoods).
At 1hr15m Weasel refers to Blind Al who is pointing a rifle as "Ronnie Milsap" a blind American singer.
Screenwriter Rhett Reese called Colossus "a great foil to Deadpool because he's very self serious and goody two-shoes".
In the scene where Wade is leaving his friends to do battle with Ajax/Francis at the scrapyard, there is a statuette on a shelf or mantle behind Blind Al. It is the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award (or a duplicate) from the '60s anthology, Laugh-in where the hosts gave out the weekly award. It depicts a 'finger gun' with a bandage or wings on the index finger.
Ed Skrein (Ajax) is the second Game of Thrones (2011) actor to appear in an X-Men film, after Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask). Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) was the third.
A song from the soundtrack is a revised version of the "Deadpool Rap" which was made for the film by 'Teamheadkick' and has lyrics changed to fit the movie's plot.
When Deadpool is talking about Blind Al, he describes her as his "Robin", only "black old and in love with him", a reference to Batman's sidekick. He then flips it into a joke aimed at the homoerotic undertones people often point out in the classic TV series Batman (1966).
As soon as editor Julian Clarke began selecting shots for the film, they were color graded by EFILM's Tim Stipan to ensure that they matched with each other. Stipan colored the characters slightly differently, such as giving Deadpool a "dark, modern touch" and Colossus a "particular vibrancy and substance." Clarke edited each scene focusing on humor, choosing between alternate takes of jokes. He removed jokes made after Vanessa is kidnapped because they felt inappropriately timed, and cut down other scenes with less jokes such as Wilson being tortured as they were "too much. You took too long to recover [and] get back in the irreverent spirit of the movie." During editing, a linear version of the film was produced. They decided to go with interweaving the timelines to balance the different serious and silly tones.
Wade, at one point, talks about Liam Neeson. Neeson had a supporting role in the fifth Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988)
Because of the animation required for Deadpool's mask and Colossus, Reese and Wernick had more freedom than usual to keep adjusting the script during post-production. Reynolds recorded new lines of dialogue using his iPhone, and then re-recorded the lines in an additional dialogue recording session once the film was finalized. Lines added after filming included Reynolds doing an impression of Wolverine star Hugh Jackman's natural Australian accent, and another where Deadpool asks whether the character Professor X is being portrayed by James McAvoy or Patrick Stewart at that point in the X-Men timeline, which became a favorite line in the film for many audience members.
In order to create Deadpool speaking and expressing in this mask, Ryan Reynolds wore a physical mask with tracker markers during filming and recording clips of himself delivering dialogue without the mask for WETA Digital's animators during post-production.
For Colossus metallic finish the visual effects team sought specific references to avoid him looking all "chromey" by visiting a metal company to look at various samples. They settled on cold rolled steel with the darker hot rolled steel used for his hair.
Wade makes reference to the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. Though the WNBA celebrated its twentieth year in 2016, the Monarchs folded after the 2009 season. This and other references imply that the movie was not set in 2016, when the film was released (such as a not-so-serious reference to it being the "Year of the Dog," which last occurred in 2006). He later calls the recruiter "Jared" and the word "foot long" is mentioned. This is a reference to Jared Fogle, the former Subway restaurants spokesman who was arrested for molestation charges. This reference implies the movie is in fact set in 2015-2016 or later (the next Year of the Dog is 2018, the year Deadpool 2 is set to be released). Wade quips about the recruiter being a pedophile in their first talk at the bar.
In the movie, Wade and Weasel come up with the name 'Deadpool' from the Dead Pool betting in the Hellhouse/Sister Margaret's. In the comics, the Dead Pool betting takes place at the research facility between inmates where Wade and others are experimented on.
In February 2014, David S. Goyer was hired to direct, but by August, he had gone on to work on other films.
According to Reynolds, Deadpool's swords are named "Bea" and "Arthur." In the comics Deadpool famously had an infatuation with Bea Arthur when she was still alive. He also wears a shirt with Arthur on it during his date with Vanessa.
A few days after the film got its official R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, there was an online petition made by a woman who requested a PG-13 cut of the film to be released in theaters. This request to 20th Century Fox was done for her 8 year old son who wanted to see the film. Though the request wasn't fulfilled, it sparked such controversy among fans of the Deadpool character and cinema fans. The controversy is mainly due to the attempted censorship of a film directed toward mature audiences for the appeasement of younger audiences.
Taylor Schilling, Crystal Reed, Rebecca Ritters, Sarah Greene and Jessica De Gouw were considered for the role of Vanessa Carlysle.
The mask's eye pads are completely removable and come out with the push of a button on the back of the head. There are also different eye pads with wider eye openings for action scenes.
Ryan Reynolds was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Comedy or Musical for portraying Wade Wilson/Deadpool, a Marvel character, in this film. Though he lost to Ryan Gosling for La La Land (2016), he was seen passionately kissing Andrew Garfield just when Gosling took the stage to accept the award. Ironically, the moment ended up being talked about more than the actual win. Garfield portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man, also a Marvel character, in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) alongside his former girlfriend and Gosling's La La Land (2016) co-star, Emma Stone. In the comics, Deadpool and Spider-Man have frequently teamed up and formed a reluctant, close friendship as a result.
Tim Miller felt that while it was okay for audience members to not understand all of the jokes in the film, he wished to avoid things specifically targeted to comic fans: "Any joke that an audience needs to look up on the internet after watching the movie is not something I'm in favour of."
For his initial scarring, Rodeo FX referenced rotting fruit and maggot-eaten meat. The company added a CG penis to Reynolds in the sequence, which "you don't even notice [but] when it wasn't there it looked really weird". Rodeo also augmented the practical fire in the scene.
When Deadpool touches Colossus' groin and says "Dad", it is referring both to when he was abused when he was younger, and foreshadows Colossus being a fatherly figure and giving advice.
Visual effects were used for the more complex blood and gore, while footage of pressurize PVC piping "spewing out" practical blood and gore was also composited into the film for some sequences.
Tim Miller stated that Jed Rees portraying The Recruiter "did a good job of being creepy and syrupy sweet."
A French animation artist with a "unique style" created 2D cartoon characters that dance around Deadpool after he is stabbed in the head during the fight.
Other pitches for the end credits included a 1980s Knight Rider (1982) style version, and an Honest Trailers version done by the actual crew of the web series.
Brianna Hildebrand did a rock playlist to get into Negasonic Teenage Warhead's frame of mind.
Tim Miller explained that Colossus would be a solely CGI creation in the film because, as a fan of the character, he had never felt that Daniel Cudmore's version was accurate to the comics and wanted to show the character as "this monstrous guy".
The writers had scripted the action very specifically, "every kill and almost down to every punch, kick, or shot", but Tim Miller and the stunt coordinators were free to change this.
Both Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin have starred alongside actor Nathan Fillion; Reynolds in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998), and Baccarin in Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005). Fillion was rumored to be considered for the role of Cable in an upcoming movie.
Colossus' height in the comics is 6'6" as flesh and 7'5" as metal. Stand-in Andre Tricoteux is 6'8" tall (two inches taller than the human height) whilst voice actor 'Stephan Kapicic' is 6'4" (two inches shorter than the human height). Tricoteux wore 8-inch heels, making him an inch shorter than Colossus' metal height. His predecessor, Daniel Cudmore, was 6'7" tall, an inch taller than Colossus' human height.
Gina Carano felt her character's rage and "extreme adrenaline issues" made comparisons to the drug "angel dust" fitting.
The stunt team had a month before filming began to prepare the actors, with Skrein working non-stop to prepare. Silvera said Reynolds "has a photographic memory; he'd do something three or four times and remember it very well."
Taskmaster was in the script at one point, but, was cut for being too expensive, especially since Marvel still owns the rights for him.
During the fight on the highway there is an exit for Parker Avenue; Deadpool has often teamed up/been against Spider-Man aka Peter Parker.
When Deadpool breaks both his hands punching Colossus, Digital Domain went through 20-30 different versions of what broken fingers could look like.
A sequence removed from the film saw Wilson and Vanessa travel to Mexico looking for a cure after he turned down the recruiter. It was removed for pacing reasons, and was replaced with a short scene of Wilson sitting beside his window that was originally filmed to show him thinking about his diagnosis, but in the new context implies him re-thinking the recruiter's offer.
A Fox executive described the film as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) meets Natural Born Killers (1994)", which the writers felt was an accurate description.
The film takes place in the reset timeline of the cinematic X-Men universe established in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). The film takes place 33 years after X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
When Deadpool breaks his wrists on Colossus, he says, "All the dinosaurs feared the T-Rex," which may have been a reference to the comic Savage Land where the X-Men encounter dinosaurs and Colossus defeats a T-Rex. (Or this may have simply been a reference to the shape of Deadpool's arms.)
This is the third Marvel movie to reference a DC franchise, the first being Spider-Man (2002) when Aunt May says "You aren't Superman you know" to Peter Parker and the second being Iron Man 3 where Happy Hogan makes a reference to the Avengers being the Super Friends.
The frozen time opening sequence was inspired by Adam Berg's short film Carousel (2009), which was two minutes of an event frozen in time. Ryan Reynolds was impressed with the short and Berg was briefly a front-runner to direct Deadpool.
The suit was difficult for the visual effects team to replicate with CGI, which visual effects supervisor Jonathan Rothbart blamed on its fabric. He described it as mesh that allowed dirt to "get into the gutters and the cracks ... [so when] the light hits it, it still takes that orangey hue but as soon as it goes in the shadow it dropped to this more blueish of the dirt."
Tim Miller held off on working on the CGI for Colossus until after the film was edited, to avoid spending money on shots that would not be used.
The dream about Liam Neeson that Wade had was in reference to the film Taken (2008), and its two sequels, which starred Neeson.
Director Tim Miller personally called Gina Carano and asked her to take the part of Angel Dust.
Tim Miller and cinematographer Ken Seng wanted the film to look "grittier and less clean and glossy" than other superhero films, and decided to shoot with digital cameras but add film grain in post-production to keep texture in the images. Seng used Super Baltar lenses and Cooke zooms for the origin story timeline, opposed to Panavision primo lenses for the Deadpool scenes which gave them more clarity. Exterior scenes in the film have a consistent overcast look, but location shooting came with "unpredictable" weather. For instance, the production had use of the Georgia Viaduct for two weeks, and "just had to keep shooting, rain or shine, because once our permit expired on the bridge, we were never going to get it back." Seng used more lighting on cloudy days and less on sunny days to keep the look consistent.
Morena Baccarin described Vanessa as "scrappy" and not a damsel in distress. The character was initially designed as a "typical prostitute", but Baccarin worked with the costume and makeup teams to make her appearance more layered.
When Wade and Weasel come up with the nickname "Deadpool" Wade says "Captain Deadpool" a reference to the comics when wade briefly thought about adding captain to his name
A promotional campaign for the movie is a parody of the Uncle Sam Wants You poster, with Deadpool declaring "You want ME."
This is the tenth Marvel movie that has shown nudity in some manner. The other Marvel Movies are Howard the Duck (1986), Hulk (2003), The Punisher (2004), Blade: Trinity (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Incredible Hulk (2008), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolverine (2013), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Logan (2017) follows this film as the eleventh film in this list.
When Weasel asks Blind Al if she "wants to get fucked up" could be a reference to their characters secretly hanging out in the comic books. Wade is more private of his home in the comics than the movie and never let Weasel visit.
Film Illusions made six hero versions of the costume and twelve stunt-specific versions, along with three hero versions of Negasonic Teenage Warhead's costume.
Production designer Sean Haworth also worked closely with Miller, who had specific ideas for the sets. The production had to be very specific about which elements of each set were built physically to conserve the budget for visual effects. For the final scrapyard scene, garbage was built to a certain height to be extended with CGI, and a gimbal was used for a tilting section of the yard that had to interact with a lot of digital elements. That final sequence was filmed in a naval yard, and was dressed with scrap metal. Rubber casts of the metal were made for stunts.
An immediate focus during pre-production was Deadpool's suit, with Russ Shinkle and Film Illusions hired to create the costume. Shinkle noted that "comic book art is fairly over the top in terms of physique", and he tried to balance that with reality.
This is the first X-Men film in which Hugh Jackman doesn't make a physical appearance.
In the film, Deadpool repeatedly refers to Negasonic Teenage Warhead as Sinead. This is a reference to singer Sinead O'Connor, to whom the character's haircut is similar. This could also be a nod to Deadpool's repeated reference to the character's brooding personality, as Sinead O'Connor's song "Nothing Compares 2 U" is considered one of the most depressing songs of all time.
Robert Alonzo and Philip J. Silvera were the stunt coordinators for the film; Silvera had provided motion capture reference for the test footage.
Atomic Fiction created a freeway environment for the "Twelve Bullets Fight", with a backdrop based on Detroit, Chicago, and Vancouver. The vendor also created the vehicles in the sequence. These assets were used by Blur for the opening titles, which moves through a frozen moment where Deadpool is fighting thugs inside a crashing car. It includes titles such as "Directed by an overpaid tool" and "Produced by asshats", with Reynolds, Miller, and the writers coming up with their own credits in the hope of setting the tone for the rest of the film.
One spectacular scene from the showdown, realized by Digital Domain, sees NTW use her explosive powers to launch Deadpool on a piece of metal up to an area that Ajax has the superhero's girlfriend hostage. "Tim described Negasonic Teenage Warhead to me as a fuel air bomb," says Rothbart. "They're these bombs where they launch them and explode but only ignite when the fuel spreads out. So you get this massive combustion moment but spread out into this huge large area. But we also needed something to show the genesis of the effect, so DD came up with something that looks like the solar flares of the sun."
Both Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman's People magazine covers as Sexiest Man Alive are shown and are used as integral parts of the movie.
The writers did not want the film to be an origin story, but Ryan Reynolds disagreed. They both decided on a mix of a "modern" Deadpool story and an origin story, using Deadpool's narration and fourth-wall breaking to balance the darker origin story with the comical scenes.
For his role, Ed Skrein (Ajax/Francis) drew inspiration from Roy Batty from Blade Runner (1982) and British serial killer Harold Shipman.
The different vendors all collaborated for the final battle sequence, which takes place in the wreckage of a helicarrier: Luma created the climactic fight between Deadpool and Ajax; DD created the majority of the Colossus effects, except for when he is damaged later on, which was handled by Blur Studio; DD also created the effects for Negasonic Teenage Warhead's abilities as well as expanding the helicarrier's deck; Rodeo contributed matte paintings for the background; and Weta provided the facial animation for Deadpool. Negasonic's abilities were the only "supernatural effect-sy thing" in the film, and were based on fuel-air exposives and solar flares to try ground them in reality. Setting the final sequence on the wrecked helicarrier was Miller's idea, to help expand the scope of the third act and include more connections to the comics and wider Marvel Universe. To avoid rights issues with Marvel Studios, the helicarrier for Deadpool was designed to be "as different as possible from the one in The Avengers."
One poster for the film has a version of a Joker line from the 1989 Batman film, "Wait 'til you get a load of me."
A few days after it was released on DVD and Bluray, the film dethroned The Revenant (2015) in DVD/Bluray sales. Coincidentally, both films are distributed by 20th Century Fox and are rated R. The Blu-ray releases of both films are also frequently purchased together on Amazon.com.
According to a Q&A with Taylor Hickson on Twitter, the film went under a codename of an 80's band, which Hickson wouldn't disclose (presumably since the sequel may go by the same name.) The band was Wham! as noted in other trivia pieces.
Greg LaSalle who provided the facial movements for Colossus revealed the vomiting scene was the most challenging. He stated "Colossus can't stand the sight of blood, so he almost instantaneously vomits when he see's blood. Trying to vomit when you're acting is an incredibly physically draining thing. Unfortunately, since motion capture, like I was saying, you just do the takes, loop and loop and loop. By the time you do 10 vomit sequences, and there aren't that many in the film, but you're doing it over and over again to try and modify that. I actually was almost really vomiting on the cameras, because your whole body has to get into it to make it look real. You know, you can't pretend to vomit, it'll look like you're pretending to vomit. So, at one point Director Tim Miller was like, 'Dude, you got to stop, because you're going to pass out and you're going to throw up on the cameras.' That was incredibly physically challenging".
Composer Junkie XL noted that Deadpool only makes musical references from before 1990 in the film, and so used sounds from the 1980s, which included synthesizers, an Oberheim and a Synclavier for the film soundtrack. Holkenborg liked that the classic synthesizer sound was originally imposing and portentous, but sounded silly and weird to modern audiences - the perfect sound for a superhero parody.
When recently screened on FX for its world premiere in April 2018, Deadpool (2016), had a scene unavailable on disc, it showed Deadpool in a pink costume and surrounded by pink movie props from the movie to schill for "FUCK CANCER". To see this outfit and have a chance to win assorted "swag", you have to visit omaze.com/Deadpool to donate and help fight cancer. This includes his pink outfit, T-shirts with FUCK CANCER emblazoned on and other products to win if you donate to FUCK CANCER.
The first image of Deadpool's costume is a reference to a famous nude photo of Burt Reynolds laying on a bearskin rug.
One promotional short has Deadpool killing Mario Lopez while exclaiming "Fuck you, Slater!" A.C. Slater was the name of Mario Lopez's character on Saved by the Bell.
It took Reynolds forty minutes to get into the suit early on, but he got it down to ten by the time they wrapped. They had nine suits and destroyed seven of them. "I think it's the most faithful comic book to screen adaptation of a super suit ever," he adds, which explains in part why he stole it from the set. "I just walked off set with it and basically told them to go fuck themselves. I waited ten years to do the movie, and if they want to take the suit back they can come try and take it from me."
At 12 mins.) The guy who gets shot in the head, is played by Reynolds' stunt double from Blade: Trinity.
The school for the X-Men is Charles Xavier School for gifted youngsters. The bar for mercenaries is Sister Margaret's school for wayward girls.
Deadpool (2016) is the only film released in 2016 to be given nominations by the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, which has given nominations to films released in 2015.
Ryan Reynolds credited Miller and his visual effects experience with producing a film that looked liked others with much bigger budgets.
The film is a spin-off of a spin-off. The film is a spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) which is a spin-off of X-Men (2000). Ryan Reynolds made his debut as Deadpool in X-Men: Origins: Wolverine (2009).
Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters' address, 1407 Graymalkin Lane, is a reference to the cat or familiar of the First Witch in Shakespeare's Macbeth.
This is not the first time Ryan Reynolds has starred in a movie that had a character named "Colossus". In his break out role in Van Wilder, Van (played by Reynolds) had a dog named Colossus.
Like Iron Man/Tony Stark when he refuses Nick Fury and Natash Romanoff's offer to join The Avengers in the earlier Marvel comic book film Iron Man 2 (2010). Wade Wilson/Deadpool refuses Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus's offer to join the X-Men.
Crank (2006) and its sequel Crank: High Voltage (2009) are considered by a few to be major influences behind the film, in particular its over-the-top action, humor and strong profanity. Both Crank (2009) and Deadpool (2016) are films about violent, foul-mouthed, cocky killers and drug addicts who are injected with a serum which makes them indestructible, and they set out on their quests for revenge against the people responsible.
T.J. Miller and Stan Lee also starred together in Big Hero 6 (2014), another movie based on a Marvel comic. Lee voiced the dad of Miller's character Fred.
Tim Miller was hired in part because of his work creating animated short films, including the Academy Award-winning Gopher Broke (2004) and a DC Universe Online (2011) trailer which was "epic and cinematic, everything Fox wanted their comic book movies to be."
Before becoming Deadpool, Wade Wilson carries a Para-Ordnance P14.45 Limited, early model with vertical slide serrations - .45 ACP.
In the beginning of the film (the taxicab scene) you can see Joe Louis Arena soon to be former home of the Detroit Red Wings in the background.
7. Reynolds is asked if the actors had to sign waivers to allow opening credits referring to them without their actual names, but he says no. "As long as you don't use anyone else's real name it's fine."
Wernick's daughter saw Soni in an AT&T ad and recommended him to her father who then proceeded to recommend him to the film's casting director.
Reynolds has been attached to the Deadpool character as far back as 2004. It originally came to him during production on Blade: Trinity. "Say what you will about that movie, but it brought me great things. It actually was a lot of fun, I got to sort of improvise and goof around, and looking back at it I was kind of in a weird way playing Wade Wilson."
In earlier drafts of the script, the character of Angel Dust (Gina Carano) was originally three different characters ‐ Garrison Kane, Wire, and Sluggo.
The bit where Deadpool is shot in the a*shole was added a week before filming. He was originally going to be shot in the face.
Reynolds also stole the katanas from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. "In a fitting piece of destiny those were stolen from me," he says, during a move.
That's Bea Arthur on Wilson's shirt in the pizza delivery scene. "That cost ten grand," says Reynolds, "I don't made saying that." It had to be licensed from Arthur's estate, but the money went to a charity.
Wernick's kids were originally in the arcade scene but ended up on the cutting room floor. "Where they belong," adds Reynolds.
"We spent more time on this f*cking sequence than any other sequence in the film," Reynolds stated about the sex montage. They say it was due to time spent on choreography and tone.
Budgetary constraints made them cut a motorcycle chase sequence between Deadpool and Ajax.
Reynolds got into trouble when he was 25 years old after changing a sign in Regina, Saskatchewan. He put another sign over it that said "Welcome to Regina, which rhymes with fun."
The main reason that the film is told in a non-linear way is "because the budget was such that we wanted to start the movie with an action sequence and have action sprinkled throughout the first act but couldn't afford to do three different action sequences."
Reynolds praised Gina Carano for both her strength and gentleness. "[She] never felt that comfortable manhandling me," he says. "I had to keep asking her to be rougher."
David Cunningham (Hugh Scott), the fellow patient who Wilson befriends at the lab, is a comic character named Worm although he's never called that in the movie.
The machine that Wilson is strapped into was called the punch bowl, and Wernick claims the prop cost $750k. Reynolds refuses to believe it.
Reynolds loves Grosse Pointe Blank. Wilson's comment about shooting Ajax in the head and fucking the brain hole is a nod to Dan Aykroyd's character.
They called T.J. Miller Benjamin Button on-set "because he would always button a scene with an improv joke."
Reynolds sees Hugh Jackman as the one responsible for ushering the "cool comic book character" into theaters again. "He's like our spiritual godfather," adds Reese.
The end fight originally featured a John Denver song, but they ended up swapping it for Chicago. It was Miller's idea to add the animated characters into Deadpool's delusion.
Reese wrote the "It's a face I'd be happy to sit on" line, and when Wernick first read it he felt confident that Fox would never make this movie.
They originally wanted the end credits scene to feature Beast shitting on Wilson's lawn and then running off as Wilson shakes his morning newspaper, but they had to settle for a joke about it instead. "Nicholas Hoult was game," says Reynolds, but they couldn't make their schedules work.
Colossus's movements were re-recorded with performer T.J. Storm, as Tricoteux had been unable to move athletically due to the platform shoes he had to wear on set to replicate the character's height. LaSalle was used for his facial performance. DD then mapped these performances onto a digital model that was designed to be comic-accurate.
Tim Miller worked with visual effects supervisor Rothbart to design and complete the film's 1500 effects shots. These were up from a planned 700 shots, with 800 of them completed in the last four weeks of production.
Ryan Reynolds was born in 1976, which is the year Dirty Harry's The Enforcer (1976) was released. Followed by Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988).
The film is considered to be a loose remake of the action film Crank (2006). In that film, Jason Statham stars as Chev Chelios, a professional assassin whom seeks revenge on his nemesis whom injected him with a lethal poison which will kill him when his heart rate drops, which he becomes seemingly indestructible. In this film, Wade Wilson seeks vengeance on Ajax when he injects him a serum that gives him mutant powers, but as consequence leaves him disfigured which he becomes Deadpool.
The weapons Wade gathers as he tells Weasel that he needs ("all the guns") to combat, Francis/Ajax at the scrapyard which he ultimately forgets in Dopinders taxi are: *3rd generation Glock 17 *Heckler & Koch Mark 23 - *8 3/8" Smith & Wesson Model 29 - (a reference to Dirty Harry "The Dead Pool (1988) *IMI Mini Uzi (folded stock) *IMI Galil SAR (Valment rifle) *Norinco Type 84S-2 with black polymer pistol grips and handguard *Steyr Aug A1 *Short-barreled folding stock Remington 870 A second short-barreled 870 with front and rear pistol grips and a top folding stock is picked up by Wade.