Great Job, Internet!: Comic book Deadpool takes on movie Deadpool in a new video
As faithful fans know, comic book characters can take some awfully strange and strangely awful turns when they are adapted for other media. Take Deadpool, for example. Since the early 1990s, he has been the Marvel Universe’s resident smart aleck, a zentai-loving, amoral mercenary as quick with the quips as he is with his many, many swords. But in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which he is alternately portrayed by Ryan Reynolds and Scott Adkins, Deadpool mutates from his familiar form into the nearly-unrecognizable and substantially-less-ingratiating “Weapon XI,” gaining powers in the process but losing his trademark winning personality. So will the real Deadpool please stand up and kick the other Deadpool’s ass while he’s at it?