Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Deadpool (X-Men Legends: Wolverine)
Deadpool started out as a parody of another villian. Slade Wilson is Deathstroke: the Terminator. Wade Wilson is Deadpool.
But in the 90's Deadpool moved away from his parody roots, came into his own as a character and had one of the greatest ongoing comic books ever. It was great, a wisecracking psychotic maniac struggling to overcome his natural impulses and be a hero until he decides that he'll settle for just being a slightly better person who occassionaly does heroic things. Written by Joe Kelly, it was hilarious and moving, both irreverent and touching.
It also kinda cemented Deadpool as an awesome character who was fricking hilarious in the way he interacted with the rest of the Marvel Universe. He's become one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. So of course they put him in the Wolverine movie. And as a result we get toys of him. In the 3.75" scale. This baby is from the first wave of the movie toys, which for some reason depicts characters as they look in the comic books rather than their drastically different movie appearances.
But I think the movie costumes suck, so things are good. Although I have no idea what that giant sai is supposed to be.