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Wolverine trailer and pics, including...Deadpool! - Walking on the Edge
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Wolverine trailer and pics, including...Deadpool!
Look!!

This movie just drags me up and down with its glimpses of Wade. First I'm all, "OMG WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING WITH LINES EVERYWHERE AND NO MOUTH?" and then I'm all, "OMG LOOK AT THAT AWESOME LEAP AND SPIN AND THE THING WITH THE KATANAS YAY!" and then I'm all, "ARE THOSE LASERS COMING OUT OF HIS EYES WHUT?"

I mean, seriously: WHUT?

So from this trailer, we learn that:

a) There is a point in the movie where Wade has blades taped to his hands and weird-ass lines drawn all over him and funny diamond shapes around his eyes and his mouth looks crooked and weird (I froze the frame, it really does), as per the toy that was released earlier this month;

b) They aren't there at another point in the movie, which means probably they are part of whatever they did to him at Weapon X, which I can accept (kind of like how in the X-Men movies Wolverine had places drawn on him for the adamantium delivery needles to be injected when we saw him in a flashback) so long as they are not the "after" of their experimenting, because Wade having permanent weird lines and screwy mouth is SO NOT CANON IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY;

c) At SOME point in the movie Wade will get to use his two katanas and wear a knife and do awesome things that definitely look Deadpoolish; and

d) SERIOUSLY, WHUT? LASERS? (Again, I froze the frame - whoever's shooting lasers from his eyes has the weird markings on his chest, too.) UH-OH.


I am seriously concerned that somehow, we are going to end up with "after" Wade being the crazy-ass looking one. Because Wade in the comics has no hair, ergo I'd assume that bald Wade is post-operative Wade. BUT WHY ASSUME ANYTHING WITH THIS FILM, REALLY?

Seriously. Stop it, Wolverine trailers. You're messing with my stress levels, here.

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skyblade From: skyblade Date: March 5th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC) (current file)
I'm trying not to invest anything in the film. X-Men film franchise, you coulda been a contender.

Happy Birthday.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 5th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
Thanks!

Yeah, well apparently now it looks like the crezy looking THING is the "after." I...I just can't express my WTF over this. WHY would they feel the need to do that to my beloved Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds should have boycotted when he found out that was in the script. Because his part in the movie looks awesome so far (apparently the weird THING is played by some other actor). GAH.
skyblade From: skyblade Date: March 5th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC) (current file)
I think it's the result of a compromize between the aesthetic of the X-Men movies, and the aesthetic of the comics. (The X_Men franchise has always been controversial because somebody gets pissed off they don't look enough like their comic counterpart) Also not exactly helped by, in a weird way, Deadpool not quite fitting into the X-Men comics. I mean, after all, he was created by a guy who didn't seem like he was into mutants. (Can most people even name Cable, Shatterstar or Domino's powers) He flourished when becoming his own entity separate from that corner.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC) (current file)
It's true he's a bit of an oddball - but those stupid idiots should have realized that's much of his appeal! And the fact that they appear to be turning the "Merc with a Mouth" into a mute for any amount of time in the movie is ridiculous.
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 5th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
Y'know what, I've decided that I'm not going to get pissed off about this anymore as long as nothing from this movie ever gets imported into his comic canon.

(I'm still all anxious as well, I hope they don't screw up too hard. D; )
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 5th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC) (current file)
I can't imagine how they could import any of this into his comic without a Peter Parker/MJ/Mephisto-sized crazy storyline. Which they'd better not do or I will have to go over to Marvel and...complain loudly.

See my above comment for further horrors possibly revealed!

I just...ACK!
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 5th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC) (current file)
I don't want to sound all negative, but this is Marvel, and Way is writing him currently... D;
I wouldn't be surprised, angry and appalled, but not surprised.

Seen it, seen it.. *sadface*
Isn't Ryan R. supposed to be a fan? One would think he'd object rather loudly to such drastic changes.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC) (current file)
True. Way is not my favorite DP writer by a loooong shot. Nor does he seem to have a great grasp on what makes the character so awesome.

Yeah, well, RR might have objected, but really, once he's signed on how much pull does he have? Also, apparently the weird Wade is being played by another actor? Who knows, maybe that's why! (I would hope so, although probably it's not).

(hahaha, icon twin)
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 6th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC) (current file)
That's exactly the impression I got from his writing, it's not just Pool-O-Vision, I don't think he understands how Wade talks, thinks and acts in general.

Well, that's true. But one would think he'd at least mention it in interviews or something, at least Jackman warned us that we'd be pissed.
Part of me still wants to hope that it's a different character altogether, like some other people said before (and IMDb still only lists RR as DP.. so), but considering the action figure of doom that seems highly unlikely. ;(

(heh, yay!)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC) (current file)
It's sad but true. When I read interviews with Way pre-actual-issues-being-out, I was hopeful, even though I didn't really like his take on 'Pool in Wolverine. Because he kept talking a good game about how he was going to do a good job. But I read someone else's comment today that said, "Way talks a good game but doesn't deliver" and, you know, that's exactly what happened. I'm not saying his 'Pool is the worst thing ever, but it's like we get surfacey Deadpool instead of Deadpool with hidden depths. And yeah, if you leave out the occasional glimpse into the abyss, all you have is a wisecracking jerk. (A FUN jerk, but still.) I feel like Way is just skipping along from one little explosion to the next, without stopping to examine what's really happening in his own story. Like that part with the soup kitchen helper? He could have done something awesome with that. Or when Bob reappeared? He could have done a lot more with developing/visiting their relationship. ANYthing like that. It's all missing.

Yeah, the action figure is the death knell of my hopes. *sigh*

P.S. Not only do I match you in icons again (mwaha!) but it's very funny - I was over at cabledeadpool briefly yesterday, and about half the folks over there have either my icons or yours. Hee. Also some of them have our mood theme. :)
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 6th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC) (current file)
Heh, after reading what you have to say about Way part of me now wants to refer to his version of DP as "'Pool Light".
But yeah, what I mostly get from Way's run so far is a general feeling of 'meh', it's really not bad, but there's definitely something missing. Even when I genuinely find his writing amusing, I can't help thinking that it could've been so much better 'if...', most of the time.

Heh, yes, yes, I noticed that too, also in other places on LJ. It's also a bit weird, everytime I see someone use an icon from C&DP I just -have- to check if I made it. *g*
Also, it still makes me very happy to see other people use our mood theme. <3
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC) (current file)
"Pool Light." HEE. I like it.

Well, it *should* make you happy - we spent about 40,000 hours on that thing. *g* It was fun, though. It makes me happy whenever I pick my moods.

P.S. One of these days we will hit on a C&DP/Deadpool-related icon that we *don't* have in common.
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 6th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC) (current file)
Psst, psst.
There's no such thing as too much DP!

Heh, same here. I'm actually starting to use my moods more just because of the theme.

P.S. One of these days, maybe. Maybe not. *g*
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC) (current file)
Haha, cheater. You KNOW I have the Dead Sexy icon. ;)
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 6th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
Okay, point taken. *g*
But the endless chain of twin icons was fun! ;D
lady_of_mists From: lady_of_mists Date: March 5th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC) (current file)
I am afraid to even look at the trailers after hearing this. It's not like I can afford to go to the movies right now anyway, but *dude*, *NO*.

I'm not a comic fanatic, but a lot of what I've heard about Deadpool, I like. It's not fair that they make him into some sort of Cyclops/Cable knockoff!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, it's kinda ridiculous. I would say watch the trailer for the part where Ryan Reynolds is awesome, and pretend the shirtless dude with black lines on him is someone else entirely.
pann_cake From: pann_cake Date: March 6th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC) (current file)
I had no idea Ryan Reynolds was playing him until just now! How did I miss that?? XD

I don't know too much about Deadpool's character, and if you hadn't pointed that stuff out I would've thought the laser-beam-shooting bald thing was another character entirely. Hmmmm...

The trailer looks pretty cool overall, I'm excited about seeing it. It looks a lot better than the other X-Men movies, that's for sure. :P

Edited at 2009-03-06 12:56 am (UTC)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC) (current file)
Well, I mean, I'm HOPING it's another character entirely, but it doesn't look like it based on the merch they put out with a "Deadpool" who resembled the THING in the end of the trailer.

There's a lot about the movie that looks cool. I just don't want them to butcher my favorite character.
pann_cake From: pann_cake Date: March 6th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC) (current file)
Oh I hear ya. I was worried about how Nolan would do the Joker back before the Dark Knight trailer hit and it was all hush-hush. In that case I was pleasantly surprised, so here's hoping Wolverine will do the characters justice. :D

I'm just happy that they cast such a cutie as Gambit. Mmmhmm.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 6th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC) (current file)
He is darned cute!

Well, I'm withholding final judgment, and I have to say I'll probably enjoy the movie overall because it DOES look good - but I'll be crying on the inside every time they make Wade less awesome than he should be or depart from his canon. Heh.
comicsan From: comicsan Date: March 8th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (current file)
You're much kinder in reaction than I was.

Basically my only hope is that Wade being the... Voldemort thing that he is is a step before being tossed into the Workshop and emerging as the Deadpool we all know and love. However my hopes for something like that actually happening onscreen... or even being hinted at are fairly small.

I'll probably still watch it, at least to see Reynold's portrayal.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 9th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC) (current file)
Hee! Oh, trust me. Wade's reaction was a lot less subtle than mine. He is Not Pleased.

Yeah, I know I'll end up watching it. It's what I say afterward that I can't predict yet.
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