Ryan Reynolds played Wade Wilson in 2009’S X Men: Origins but it didn’t go so well overall. However, he is getting another shot to play Deadpool next month and looking at the trailers, things are looking pretty exciting! When we finally see this character on the big screen, we will expect him to be a smart-ass, fourth-wall breaking mercenary who is dressed in black and red.
Due to his earlier role in Blade: Trinity, Reynolds was introduced to the Merc with the Mouth in the first place. X Men Origins: Wolverine released six years earlier and furthermore, Reynolds played Hannibal King in the third movie of the Blade franchise.
Due to his performances, a Fox executive gave him a collection of Deadpool comics to read. The executive explained to Ryan that there were many similarities between this character and Deadpool. However, the actor explained to Empire that to him, the differences between these characters intrigued him to a great extent.
According to Reynolds, the exec said, “Seeing as you’re essentially playing this guy anyway, maybe you should play him for real. … I pored through the comics and realized that this character occupies a space in the comic book universe that nobody else does.
I still feel that way.’’ Hannibal King started out as a private detective in the Blade universe, similar to his comic-book counterpart but while being on a case, he was changed into a vampire. He was cured of his condition after being rescued by the Nightstalkers and after that he joined the group and allied with Blade in his battle against the Blood Suckers in Blade: Trinity.
Surprisingly, unlike the comic book version, Hannibal loved to crack jokes, much to the annoyance of Blade. Although Blade: Trinity was considered to be the worst in Blade Trilogy, there seems to be some good that came out of it. It is similar to how Ryan Reynolds met his future wife, Blake Lively while working on the critically-panned movie, Green Lantern, which released in 2011.
After Blade Trinity, Ryan Reynolds took a liking to Wade Wilson but he got to play this character for only a few minutes in X Men Origins: Wolverine.
He was turned into Weapon XI, later in the movie and this transformation brought him some excellent new powers but his mouth was sewed shut in the process. Sadly, it was not Deadpool even in the slightest degree.
The Deadpool movie was stuck in Development Hell for years but fans will finally get a new Deadpool movie next month. Moreover, considering the humor showcased in the trailers, he will be more similar to Hannibal King of Blade: Trinity.
When humor takes a backseat to pathos in Gerry Duggan’s Deadpool, it usually turns out to be the best. The first half of the renowned series ended on a downer and it was rather interesting to witness. It was recently discovered by Deadpool that one of his new Mercs for Money has been the architect of the recent misery.
The arc gained more dramatic weight with the ensuing showdown and these further sets the stage for more darkness to make entry into Wade Wilson’s life. Most of his enemies end up dead so Deadpool doesn’t really have a sizeable rogue’s gallery. However, Madcap could easily earn a place as one of the greatest Deadpool foes of all time.
The shared history was used by Duggan to great effect which indicates Madcap isn’t a remorseless killer as much as he is a crazed immortal who has been driven over the edge after being exposed to Wade Wilson’s mind. During the final battle, we witness the revolting man under the faux-Deadpool costume, an abomination, who cannot be killed by guns, grenades, swords and explosions.