Get ready to break the fourth wall and dive into 20 hilarious and action-packed Deadpool facts that will have you laughing and gasping in equal measure! Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth, is not your average superhero, and his unique brand of humor and irreverence has made him a fan-favorite character. Join us as we explore his comic book origins, the groundbreaking R-rated films that brought him to life, and the talented actor behind the red spandex suit, Ryan Reynolds. From his quirky allies to his deadly enemies, Deadpool’s world is filled with surprises at every turn. So, put on your chimichanga apron, grab your katanas, and let’s venture into the witty and offbeat universe of Deadpool!
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1. Deadpool once described himself as “Ryan Reynolds crossed with a shar-pei” in a comic book series, leading Reynolds to feel destined for the role.
2. It took Reynolds a determined 11 years to bring his vision of Deadpool to life, bouncing back from the disappointment of “X-Men: Origins” and ultimately creating the highest-grossing R-rated film ever.
3. Ryan Reynolds has been open about his struggle with anxiety and used Deadpool’s character to ease his fears during interviews.
4. To wear a shirt with The Golden Girls’ Bea Arthur in Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds paid $10,000 as a donation to a charity of their choosing, as he believed Deadpool needed Bea Arthur.
5. Brad Pitt made a delightful cameo in Deadpool 2 for a minimal rate and a cup of coffee delivered by none other than Ryan Reynolds himself.
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6. In a comic storyline, Deadpool went on a rampage and killed off the entire Marvel Universe, even the writers themselves, proving that he’s not your average superhero.
7. The Deadpool film was greenlit after leaked test footage shot by the directors two years earlier surfaced online, though the leaker’s identity remains unknown.
8. Stan Lee portrayed a DJ at a Vancouver strip club in Deadpool. He later revealed that he filmed his part in a studio and was disappointed not to be near the topless dancers.
9. Deadpool is immortal in the comics because Thanos wants to prevent him from being with Death in the afterlife.
10. Deadpool was initially created as a parody of DC’s Deathstroke character.
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11. Ryan Reynolds had a significant involvement in the Deadpool movie, not only as the lead actor but also as a producer, script doctor, editor, and marketing executive. He worked tirelessly, rewriting the script, adding jokes, and constantly bouncing ideas with Fox Studio’s president of theatrical marketing.
12. After production wrapped on the first movie, Reynolds decided to keep one of the Deadpool suits without asking for permission, stating, “I’ve waited ten years to do this movie, so I’m leaving with a f***ing suit.”
13. Nine different Deadpool suits were made for Reynolds to wear in the first movie. Over the course of filming, seven of them were destroyed or ruined. Reynolds was overwhelmed and even cried when he saw the suits for the first time, as they were so faithful to the comics.
14. The writers of Deadpool, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick, immediately started working on Deadpool 2 after wrapping up the first movie’s principal photography. The development, writing, and filming of the sequel took three years.
15. The marketing team behind Deadpool produced a short film titled “Deadpool: No Good Deed,” which played during the previews for Logan. The short film featured Ryan Reynolds and had a cameo appearance by Stan Lee.
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16. The first Deadpool film had a relatively small budget of $58 million and was shot in just 48 days.
17. Two days before shooting Deadpool, the writers were asked to cut $7-8 million from the budget, resulting in the removal of about nine pages from the script.
18. Both Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman were named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, and their magazine covers can be seen in Deadpool, with Reynolds’ cover at the beginning and Jackman’s near the end.
19. It took approximately four hours to apply the makeup to Ryan Reynolds’ face to create the scarred look of Deadpool. Reynolds described it as feeling like “wearing a wet diaper on your face.”
20. In the first film, there are 20 names on the dead pool board, the majority of which are celebrities such as Kanye West, Mike Tyson, Shia LeBeouf, and Miley Cyrus. Even the film’s stars, Reynolds and TJ Miller, made it up on the spot.
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