Ryan Reynolds Leaked Deadpool Test Footage. Tim Miller‘s Deadpool test footage video stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool. The purpose of the footage is to show Fox executives that a R-rated Deadpool movie is a viable property and one that should be greenlighted as soon as possible.
On the footage:
It starts with Deadpool singing along to “Hollaback Girl” and specifically the “that’s my s—” line and ends with Deadpool slicing a man’s head off with his katana. Not exactly family-friendly fare.
this footage was supposedly shot back in 2012 (which explains why Deadpool says hi to former Fox CEO Tom Rothman who left the company in September 2012) and is only making its way online now.
On Deadpool’s past:
A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force. The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable. Also known as the “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool is famous for his talkative nature and his tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect.
On Deadpool’s abilities:
Deadpool’s primary power is an accelerated healing factor, depicted by various writers at differing levels of efficiency. Artificially endowed by the Weapon X program, this enables him to regenerate any destroyed tissue at a super-human rate as well as making him immune to all known diseases. An unanticipated side effect was an acceleration of the cancerous tumors he was suffering from at the time, causing them to quickly spread across his entire body. Because of this, his healing factor supercharged his cancer, resulting in massive scar tissue causing his appearance to be severely deformed.
Deadpool’s brain cells are similarly affected, with dying brain cells being rejuvenated at a super accelerated rate. This allows Deadpool to recover from any head wounds, and it renders him nearly invulnerable to psychic and telepathic powers, as the altered or damaged brain cells quickly regenerate to their original state. It is also the cause of his psychosis and mental instability. It is sometimes implied that his healing factor merely bolstered and exacerbated an underlying mental issue, as a young Wade Wilson was shown as a withdrawn, disturbed young kid caught in his many daydreams and, upon losing his healing factor, Deadpool didn’t regain his sanity. Deadpool’s healing factor is strong enough that he has previously survived complete incineration and decapitation more than once. Although his head normally has to be reunited with his body to heal the wound, he was able to regrow his head after having it pulverized by the Hulk. Unlike Wolverine’s natural healing factor, Deadpool’s is mentally driven. Similar to Wolverine, his healing factor also affects his physical attributes by increasing them to superhuman levels. Though in earlier years he also had super-human strength, that detail has apparently been forgotten. Deadpool’s body is highly resistant to most drugs and toxins. For example, it is extremely difficult for him to become intoxicated. He can be affected by certain drugs such as tranquilizers, if he is exposed to a large enough dosage. Deadpool’s healing factor also slows the aging process. He is still alive 800 years in the future when the new X-Force encounters him.
Aside from his physical advantages, Deadpool is a superb assassin and mercenary, adept in multiple forms of martial arts, and an expert swordsman and marksman. It is thought that while his psychosis and dissociative identity disorder are a handicap, they are also one of his assets as they make him an extremely unpredictable opponent.
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