Ryan Reynolds Has Tastiest Response To Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Eat Me’ Taunt

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Things got tasty after Robert Downey Jr. told fellow Marvel star Ryan Reynolds to “eat me” ahead of their AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football Charity League clash.

Downey Jr. (aka Iron Man) taunted Reynolds (Deadpool) with this video on Instagram:

Reynolds fired back in the comments:

Ryan Reynolds

Reynolds then went further with his video, in which he did exactly what Downey Jr. had told him to do:

Delicious!

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ryan-reynolds-robert-downey-jr-football-videos_n_5dbc0c63e4b09d8f97999fea

What Your Dog Should Be For Halloween, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

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Aries – A painter!

Taurus – A teddy bear!

Gemini – A doctor!

Cancer – Colonel Sanders!

Leo – A spider!

Virgo – A taco!

Libra – A superhero!

Scorpio – Olaf!

Sagittarius – A rainbow!

Capricorn – A unicorn!

Aquarius – A mailman!

Pisces – A pumpkin!

Read more: https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2019/10/what-your-dog-should-be-for-halloween-based-on-their-zodiac-sign

Geena Davis: ‘damaging stereotypes’ on screen limit women’s aspirations

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Actor speaks out as film industry study on characters in leadership roles finds women four times more likely than men to be shown naked

The promises of positive change for women on screen that followed her role in the groundbreaking film Thelma and Louise have failed to materialise, leaving girls today with few role models, according to the actor Geena Davis.

The media continue to have a huge influence on how the world views women and girls, and how they view themselves, she said. But few current roles show women in powerful positions, and continue to reinforce damaging gender stereotypes.

Davis was speaking to the Guardian as research into the film industry showed that of characters in leadership positions, women were four times more likely than men to be shown completely naked. The study also found that 42% of men were shown in leadership roles, compared with 27% of women.

We know from many examples that media images can be incredibly powerful in a positive way if you bother to do that, Davis told the Guardian. My theory is we dont have enough real-life role models of women in important positions and occupations to inspire change, and so we need to have them in fiction so that life will imitate art.

I believed all the press reaction about Thelma and Louise, that it was going to change everything and that there were now going to be far more female lead characters in movies, and I was thrilled.

And actually the next move I made, A League of Their Own, the press announced the same thing, that now absolutely for sure everything is going to change. Therell be so many sports movies now. And none of those things happened.

Over the 25 years since, there have been a number of times that movies have come out and people [have said], This is going to change things, and it didnt, added Davis, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Thelma in the 1991 film.

Its incredibly disappointing how little progress has been made.

Research published on Tuesday analysed the film industrys portrayal of women and its impact on the lives of girls, carried out by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which the actor founded in 2004, and the NGO Plan International.

It analysed the 56 top-grossing films of 2018 in 20 countries in North America, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Of the characters in leadership positions, it found that women and girls were four times more likely than men to be shown wearing revealing clothing; nearly twice as likely to be shown as partially nude; and four times more likely to be shown completely naked. It also found that when a slow motion focus was used on lead characters bodies, nearly twice as many female leads were sexually objectified than men.

Research also revealed that twice as many men appeared in the 56 films and they spoke twice as much as women.

Male characters were shown as being more effective and more respected when in leadership positions, while female presidents and prime ministers were portrayed as struggling with the job. Where female characters were portrayed as strong, it was in the home.

Almost half of the characters across the films analysed, which collectively earned $21bn (17bn) at the box office, were white. Only one of the 60 female leaders in the films was LGBTQ+. None of the films was directed by a woman, only a quarter had at least one female producer and one in 10 had at least one woman on the writing team.

In the report, Rewrite her Story, 10,000 girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 25, in 19 countries, were polled about the role media played in shaping their aspirations and view of themselves.

The vast majority of those interviewed said they were influenced by what they saw on screen and wanted more role models. More than 90% said they believed women in leadership roles were treated less well because of their gender.

Of course it hurts me because even if I know I could be a leader, I wont do it because I see it is just for men, not for women, a 22-year-old Ugandan woman told researchers. So that affects me. Ill have to sit back and watch men doing it, even though I am capable of doing it too.

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International, said while a woman 007 or superhero in film is welcome our research shows they are exceptions and not the rule.

The bigger picture is that gender discrimination and harmful stereotypes still dominate on screen. This undermines girls and young women and has a negative impact on their aspirations to leadership in all walks of life.

Davis said she remained optimistic that things would improve. The #MeToo and Times Up movements have had a remarkable impact on the industry. We can feel change in the air, she said.

I feel the easiest way to bring change in our culture is on-screen representation. And if you make it happen there, it will happen in real life.

Davis, who this year joined Netflix wrestling drama Glow, played the ultimate leadership role that of a female US president in the 2005 TV show Commander in Chief. It was axed by ABC after one series. But, she said, a study found that 58% of people said they were more likely to vote for a female candidate for president after seeing me behind the desk.

She added: Imagine if I had stayed on air for eight years, what would be happening now?

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/oct/01/geena-davis-damaging-stereotypes-on-screen-limit-womens-aspirations

‘Deadpool’ sequel will still be R-rated, co-writer says

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The question of what a Deadpool sequel would look like over at Disney has been up in the air since the company earlier this year. Many wondered if the property would remain R-rated under Disney. But after seeds of doubt were sprinkled a few months ago, one of the films screenwriters is offering some reassurance.

Longtime creative partners Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are responsible for writing both Deadpool movies, but years before they collaborated to bring the Merc with a Mouth on-screen, they wrote the screenplay for Zombieland together. A decade later, Wernick and Reese worked together to bring a Zombieland sequel to life.

While promoting Zombieland: Double Tap, Wernick provided an update on Deadpools fate at Disney. Were no closer to knowing when a Deadpool sequel will happen, but if nothing else, its more assurance that the tone that Wernick, Reese, and star Ryan Reynolds established will remain intact.

Were always in touch with Ryan, Wernick told Entertainment Weekly. Weve got several projects with him in addition to the Deadpool universe. I think the party line and truth is were all still figuring it out. Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU a little bit as well and play in that sandbox.

Its more or less what Disney CEO Bob Iger said back in February, although more recent reports indicated that the Marvel superhero could work in a PG-13 movie. But until we actually see an R-rated Deadpool movie at Disney, the concern over what it will look like will remain.

In related news, Reynolds posted a photo of himself at Marvel Studios on social media, joking that he was there to audition for Tony Stark. But the fact that hes met with Marvel post-merger is a good sign that Deadpool wont remain in limbo forever.

H/T Comic Book Movie

Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/deadpool-sequel-screenwriter-r-rated-disney/

After Spending A Sleepless Night Because Of His Children, Ryan Reynolds Says What Every Parent Is Thinking

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Let’s be honest… Children, especially the youngest ones, can be pretty exhausting. The worst part is probably their stubbornness when it comes to bedtime. Some of them just plainly refuse to sleep, often costing a good night’s sleep to their parents too. Recently, actor Ryan Reynolds, who is probably best known for his role in the superhero movie Deadpool, revealed what he really thinks about his kids who made him look tired before a photoshoot.

Image credits: VancityReynolds

Reynolds has gained much attention online for his candid and honest sense of humor. The actor doesn’t shy away from roasting his kids and even his own wife, Blake Lively. Luckily, the couple shares the same sense of humor and understands each other’s jokes well. So there were no hard feeling from Lively when Reynolds posted a hilarious compilation of her really unflattering photos during her birthday.

Image credits: VancityReynolds

Recently, Reynolds made people laugh again by calling out his kids on Instagram. He posted photos from a photoshoot promoting his Aviation Gin and mentioning those who have helped with it. After shouting out to his photographer and hairstylist, Reynolds didn’t forget to mention his little kids – 4-year-old James and 2-year-old Inez, who were credited for causing his under-eye bags.

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“LOVE this @AviationGin shoot with the legendary @guyaroch. Hair by @serafinosays and styling by @joseph.episcopo. Bags under my eyes by two thankless a**holes who refused to go to bed the night before, despite the fact I read them Winnie the Pooh and nearly half of Stephen King’s The Shining,” he wrote in the caption.

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Honestly, there’s probably plenty of parents out there who have looked at themselves in the morning and thought exactly the same thing. But, of course, Reynolds doesn’t actually think his kids are little jerks, so to speak. The actor is once again, just cracking jokes at the expense of his children and people absolutely love it! His hilarious candid comments on his lovely children never go unnoticed.

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The happily married father of two is expecting another baby with his wife. And while he often tweets about little annoyances of having kids, Ryan and his wife Blake try to keep them out of the spotlight. “Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had,” Blake told Marie Claire in 2016.

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Here’s how people reacted

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‘Smallville’ star Tom Welling will play Superman once again

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BTW

Eight years after the end ofSmallville, Tom Welling will play Superman once again.

The Smallville star is set to reprise his role duringthe Arrowverse franchisesCrisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. This will see DC Comics characters from other universes appear in the world ofArrow, Supergirl, The Flash,Legends of Tomorrow, and the newBatwomanshow. Its the most ambitious comic-book-style crossover to date,following storylines like the Flash/Arrow/Supergirl crossover Elsewords, which introduced Ruby Rose as Batwoman last year.

Tom Welling isnt the only Superman onboard. Hes joining Tyler Hoechlin (the version we see in Supergirl) and Brandon Routh, who previously starred in the movie Superman Returns. Presumably, theyll drop in a joke about his startling resemblance toLegends of Tomorrows Ray Palmer, who is also played by Brandon Routh.

Routh will wear a costume inspired by Alex Rosss art in the comic Kingdom Come, potentially hinting that this is the future of the character he played on the big screen. According toEntertainment Weekly, Welling will indeed be playing the Clark Kent we knew on Smallville.

The crossover will also feature voice actor Kevin Conroy as Batman, his first live-action performance in a role the 63-year-old actor has voiced since the 1990s.

Inspired by the popular 1980s DC crossover comic, Crisis on Infinite Earths will take place over five episodes of the five Arrowverse TV shows, starting withSupergirl on Dec. 8. We wont be surprised if theres some more fan-favorite stunt casting on the way.

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H/T Entertainment Weekly

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Reuters Dismisses Kirsten Dunst As ‘Spider-Man’s Girlfriend’ In Now-Deleted Tweet

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Actor Kirsten Dunst culminated her 30th anniversary in show business by getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday afternoon.

But even though Dunst has a new Showtime series, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” has been in many popular and beloved movies including “Bring It On” and “Interview with the Vampire,” and won the Cannes Film Festival’s award for best actress for her work in the 2011 film “Melancholia,” Reuters chose to focus on her role as a superhero’s significant other. 

The British-based news agency tweeted out a story about Dunst getting the star by ― what else? ― focusing on her connection to a man.

Here’s a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet:

The sexist tweet offended many Twitter users, especially since Dunst has had a long, successful acting career.

Reuters put up a new tweet on Friday that didn’t minimize Dunst’s career.

Despite having a star on the Walk of Fame, Dunst has said that she hasn’t received due credit for her work in the industry.

“I’ve never been recognized in my industry, I’ve never been nominated for anything. Maybe like, twice for a Golden Globe when I was little and one for ‘Fargo,’” she said during an interview on SiriusXM’s “In Depth with Larry Flick.”

“I always feel like nobody ― I don’t know, maybe they just think I’m the girl from ‘Bring It On,’” she added.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kirsten-dunst-spider-man-girlfriend-reuters_n_5d6994f9e4b0cdfe05701f87

St. Louis remembers its young homicide victims in a candlelight vigil

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St. Louis, Missouri (CNN)Rasheed Thompson rewarded his 8-year-old daughter’s good behavior by letting her to go to a Friday night high school football game in St. Louis. She was killed when shooting broke out.

“I don’t want this just to be washed away. I want Jurnee’s legacy to live on. Jurnee was a lover, a protector, a fighter,” Thompson told CNN in an interview.
Thompson and other residents gathered at a vigil Wednesday to remember the lives of the city’s young children killed in recent months. The killings have angered police, and residents, who have challenged each other to find solutions to reduce gun violence.
    “St. Louis, we’re all traumatized by the crime and the violence that grips the St. Louis metropolitan area,” said James Clark, vice president of community outreach for Better Family Life, a community outreach organization. “We all feel the hurt and the pain every day of the week.”
    Clark told the crowd at Herzog Elementary School, “everything that needs to be said, has already been said.”
    “This is an hour for action,” Clark said. “This is an hour where we must put all of our petty differences aside for our future, which is our children.”
    Not far from Clark, a young girl held a sign that said, “We Are the Future.”
    Police and speakers urged anyone with information on the shootings to come foward. The names of the dead flashed across an electronic screen. A local lawmaker read them out loud.

    The victims

    The youngest victim is 2-year-old Kayden Johnson, who was killed in late April along with his 18-year-old mother, Trina’ty Riley, police said.
    On Sunday, 15-year-old Sentonio Cox was found dead from a gunshot wound. People carried balloons at an earlier vigil as his mother tried to encourage the teenagers mourning him.
    “I hope ya’ll hearts are mended,”Roxzyanna Edwards said, according to CNN affiliate KPLR. “And I just want ya’ll to prosper and not be another victim like everybody else.”
    Clark said St. Louis and other urban communities face similar problems.
    “In every urban core you have the same mentality that is on display in St Louis right now. In St Louis, we have a human capital crisis where you have men, women, boys and girls who have not been cultivated to care,” Clark told CNN. “So, violence becomes a knee-jerk reaction.”
    He said his organization has a program that deploys outreach workers “who come from the neighborhoods who understand the culture, who understand the code” to communities.
    “We’ve now got to empower them and give them the training necessary to go in, assess the problem and then we can build real time solutions,” Clark said.
    Mary Norwood, whose 7-year-old grandson Xavier Usanga, was fatally shot earlier this month, offered to help other young people.
    “Xavier is gone, and I can’t help him. But I’ll try to help anybody else who is there who wants help,” she said. “If you don’t know what to do and you have the mind that you need some kind of help, get in contact with me.”
    Xavier was playing with his sisters in the backyard of their home on August 12 when two men shot at each other at a nearby street. The bullet went through his throat and grazed one sister on the elbow, the children’s mother Dawn Usanga told CNN affiliate KTVI.
    An 18-year-old man was shot but survived, the station reported.
    In an interview with CNN, Xavier’s sisters recalled how he liked Marvel superhero characters, like Venom. He like to play Uno and the online game Roblox, Trinity Usanga, 10, said.
    “It’s been really sad,” she said. “I don’t like walking to school by myself … I would usually walk with him, and he would always make me feel safe.”
    Trinity said she thought Xavier was alive on Wednesday, watching television upstairs.
    Federal prosecutors said a St. Louis man facing an unrelated federal charge admitted to shooting Xavier. He was not charged in Xavier’s death, KTVI reported this month.
    St. Louis Alderman Brandon Bosley, whose district includes Xavier’s neighborhood, said it bothered him that children are dying at young ages.
    “We can change an entire generation of children if we put the right resources behind them,” he said.

    An empty house

    Thompson urged people to come forward if they have any information on his daughter’s death.
    “When a grown person or a teenager murders your 8-year-old child and you don’t come forward, it’s heart breaking,” Thompson said.
    He said he taught Jurnee and her sisters, ages 7 and 11, to “grab your sisters and you take cover” when they hear gunfire.
      His house, Thompson said, just doesn’t feel the same now after Jurnee was killed.
      “Since Jurnee been gone, the house just seems like a ghost town,” Thompson said.

      Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/us/st-louis-shooting-victims-children-vigil/index.html

      This 8 Y.O. Boy Saw An Autistic Boy Crying On The First Day Of School, Grabbed His Hand And Walked Him To Class

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      If you recall your first day at school, you probably remember how stressful it was. Suddenly you’re in a new place, surrounded by all these new faces – it can get quite overwhelming, especially when you’re a kid. However, having someone you can trust by your side can quickly make all of your fears go away.

      Courtney Moore recently shared a photo of her son, Christian, holding his classmate Connor’s hand and the photo quickly went viral for all the good reasons. On their first day at school, Christian noticed Connor crying in a corner and decided to console him. At the time, Christian didn’t know that Connor had autism and that one of the reasons he was crying was because he felt overwhelmed by the new environment.

      “Before school, he was super excited to start the day. I wasn’t there so I can only guess what caused him to cry but he does get overwhelmed with too much going on around him or if it’s too noisy and he also has very strong emotions so when he is either upset or super happy it is usually expressed in tears,” Connor’s mom  April told Bored Panda.

      A photo of two elementary school boys recently went viral for all the right reasons

      “I saw him on the ground with Connor as Connor was crying in the corner and he was consoling him. He grabs his hand and walks him to the front door,” said Courtney in an interview with KAKE. “We waited until the bell rang and he walked him inside of the school. The rest is history. They have an inseparable bond.” April have told us, that the boys became good friends. “From what they have told us they find each other at recess, we have had 2 playdates since the picture was taken and once things calm down after we move hopefully there will be some sleepovers,” she said.

      While Connor’s parents weren’t present during his first day of school, they were happy to know that someone took care of him. “Well Conner had chosen to ride the bus so his father and I were not present during this which is why reading Courtney’s post made me cry, school is one of the few times he is not with us personally and knowing that he got so overwhelmed without us around to comfort him hurt but also seeing that simple kind gesture from Christian was absolutely heartwarming.” April said that her son was diagnosed with autism when he was around 6 years old. “We realized that he was not progressing and actually regressed in some things at around 18 months but his doctors kept telling us that he was just a boy and it would just take time,” she explained. When asked what challenges Connor faces due to being neuroatypical, she said: “The challenges for him I would say is communication, he gets really frustrated when we don’t understand what he has said or when you try to talk to him about something other than what he wants to discuss. And I would say connecting with other kids is another, just recently Conner was asking his father and I to make friends for him.”

      “He was kind to me.  I was in the 1st day of school and I started crying then he helped me and I was happy,” said  Connor Crites. The boys went on to be good friends, playing together and enjoying superhero movies. We guess it’s true what they say – true friendship knows no bounds!

      Here’s how people reacted

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      Every question you have about Marvel’s Deadpool, answered

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      Deadpool is an enigma.

      This loudmouthed anti-heros secretive nature has more to do with his tendency toward dishonesty than any actual air of mystery. Particularly as the character has gained mainstream popularity, many people have found themselves with unending questions about this costumed chatterbox. Once relatively obscure, Deadpool entered the mainstream in 2016 thanks to Ryan Reynolds flawless depiction of him. Marvel and 20th Century Fox invited the character into the homes and hearts of audiences worldwide withDeadpool;theMerc With a Mouths sequel, Deadpool 2; and the sequels kid-friendly recut, Once Upon a Deadpool. Yes, we will be ignoring that dumpster fire of a character fromX-Men Origins: Wolverine.

      Deadpool gains scores of new fans every day, but many find themselves at a loss when it comes to his background. For all your confusing, invasive and somewhat inappropriate questions, we gathered everything you need to know about Deadpool.

      Deadpools origins

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      The Merc With a Mouth first graced pages back in 1991, when Rob Liefeldand Fabian Nicieza wrote him into an issue ofThe New Mutants. The violent anti-hero we know and love was initially written as a villain. But, he gradually transformed into the more recognizable character audiences are now familiar with.

      When the character was first thought up, Nicieza noted his similarities to the DC character Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson. As a coy nod to his shared traits with the DC villain, the writers named Deadpool Wade Wilson. They established the long-running joke that Wade and Slade Wilson were related, which writers from both companies played into. The morally ambiguous character had bit parts in a number of comics for years before Marvel finally decided to give him a standalone title. Known for breaking the fourth wall, Deadpool became a niche favorite, particularly due to his satirical take on superheroand anti-herotropes.

      Wade Wilson

      Wade Wilson is Canadian-born, much like Wolverine, who partly served as inspiration for the character. Wades healing factor came from the Weapon X program, which aimed to create an army of living weapons. Before all that, however, he was the child of an abusive father.

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      Marvel has outlined a number of different potential childhoods for Wade. In one version, the scientist Butler tricked Wade into killing his parents. In other tellings of his past, however, Wade appeared to come from an unfortunate, dysfunctional household. The comics portrayed his father as violent and abusive, and Wade clearly resented him as a teenager.

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      At 17, Wade joined the military. His tenure there didnt last long. Shortly following his exit from the armed forces, Wade became an assassin. In one story arc, he came across a lovely couple named Wade and Mercedes Wilson, who he murdered in pursuit of stealing Wades identity. That is almost exactly what happened to Logan, aka Wolverine, in an old story arc, so we can assume it is probably not canon. Add to this that T-Ray, one of Deadpools most prominent nemeses, is the one who shared that version of history, and we have very little faith in this particular tale.

      Honestly, with Deadpool, who the hell knows?

      Weapon X

      After a few years as a contract killer, Wade discovered he had an incurable form of cancer. He said goodbye to the life he created for himself when a program called Weapon X offered its assistance. While he never had high hopes for success, Wade volunteered as a test subject for the Canadian torture club. What followed was an undetermined amount of time in Weapon Xs clutches, during which scientists conducted horrific experiments on him in an attempt to imbue him with superhuman abilities. Victims of the Weapon X program began making bets on when they and their fellows would die, a betting pool which they called the deadpool.

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      Wade was deemed a failure after he assisted a friend, whod been lobotomized, in committing suicide. He was sent to Dr. Killebrew, who handled the failed experiments ejected from Weapon X. While Killebrew is probably not familiar to most people, moviegoers will recognize his assistant, Francis Freeman.

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      Wade quickly became a favorite of Killebrew, whose test subjects often lacked resiliency. He tormented Wade until Francis tired of him and convinced Killebrew to finish him off. When Killebrew removed Wades heart, however, the regenerative ability theyd been experimenting with activated. Wade came back to life and fought his way out of the facility, freeing any living test subjects along the way. His first victim as Deadpool was Francis, who would later be revived, given a cybernetic enhancement and renamed Ajax. Despite Deadpools best efforts, Killebrew escaped, though the two would cross paths again.

      Deadpool

      After his escape from Weapon X, Wade went right back to his life as a mercenary. He adopted his shiny new name, and a number of well-known Marvel villains, including Kingpin and Tolliver, hired him. He first met Cable, who would become a long-time ally and sometimes friend, after being hired to kill him. Thankfully, his attempt failed, and the two eventually formed a unique bond.

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      Deadpool spent years following his Weapon X escape working doggedly as a mercenary. He made a few new enemies in characters like Madcap, Typhoid and Thanos, but he eventually got bored by the monotony of his life and switched things up. He kidnapped Blind Al and moved her into his guest room. Deadpool befriendedif you can call it thatWeasel and Bob, Agent of Hydra. He even made a few attempts to be a good guy. Usually, these went up in flames.

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      Generally, Wades desire to emulate some of his heroes (looking at you, Spidey) was the driving force behind his shift into heroism. His relationships with other heroes often formed the base for his storylines, as was the case for years with Cable. Since then, Wade has teamed up with numerous other heroes, from Hercules to Spider-Man, usually causing hilarity-infused chaos for the established heroes.

      Deadpools powers and abilities

      Does Deadpools impressive ability to talk his way into, and then out of, trouble count as a superpower? At the very least, Wades approach to communication is an art. Despite not being appreciated by the majority of people he engages, Deadpools quick wit and clever quips are sometimes the only tools he uses in a fight. While he may look like a relatively unintelligent character, he often displays surprising skill in strategy and comprehension. Plus, Wade speaks a number of languages, including German and Japanese, but he usually pretends otherwise.

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      A clever tongue is not the only weapon Wade brings to the table. His background as a soldier-turned-mercenary taught him excellent combat skills. He is an expert marksman, and his hand-to-hand skills are nearly unmatched. He is extremely capable with his swords. Not to mention, his near-immortality has aided him countless times.

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      Wades healing factor is unique. It mimics Wolverines in many ways, however, Wades physiology shapes his healing ability. Because of his cancer-riddled body, Wades healing factor can only work for him. Unlike Wolverine, whose healing ability has been replicated and passed on (you know, to Wade), all attempts to recreate Wades healing factor have failed. In fact, Wade once used his healing abilitys unique traitsand his brainto partially take down an invasion by the Skrulls. Wades healing factor got an upgrade after a fling with Lady Death prompted a jealous Thanoswho desperately sought her affectionsto curse Wade with eternal life. Now, there is no established method through which Wades existence can end.

      Then theres the fact that Wade understands his status as a. He is one of very few fictional characters to break the fourth wall. As a result, he often uses his knowledge of the outside world to his advantage.

      Deadpools team affiliations

      Deadpools unorthodox methods tend to place him closer to villain than hero. For many, the word anti-hero brings to mind a man clothed all in black sporting a menacing cowl. Batman, however, is a hero through and through, despite his occasionally extreme methods. Deadpool fits much more comfortably in the anti-hero role. He fights bad guys but doesnt adhere to the same rules and regulations most heroes do. Most notably, he kills. Deadpool has no qualms about ending a life, particularly one of someone he believes deserving. This simple fact has isolated Deadpool throughout his career. It was also the cause behind his exclusion from teams. Despite all this, and his history of violence and inappropriate language, Deadpool has managed to find his way onto a few prominent superhero teams.

      Captain America, Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D.

      Deadpool has had multiple short-term flings with celebrated superhero squads. Typically, his time as a hero ended in flames, but occasionally the red-clad mercenary managed to do some good first.

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      When teamed up with Captain America, Deadpool managed to halt a dangerous invading alien entity. During his time with S.H.I.E.L.D., Deadpool was instrumental in pushing back the Skrulls invasion, despite never getting credit for his deeds. Thanks, Norman Osborn.

      Deadpool Corps

      How many Deadpools is too many? If you ask the writers at Marvel, there can never be too many katana-wielding badasses in the world. With that in mind, they created the Deadpool Corps, a collection of alternate Deadpools all gathered up in a tidy team. Among the members are Lady Deadpool, Kidpool, Headpool, and Dogpool.

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      Lady Deadpool comes from an alternate version of Earth, where a fascist American governmentthat Captain America leadsremoved all rights and liberties of the American people. Headpool, on the other hand (or should I say head), came from the Marvel Zombies universe. As a result, Headpool exists as a fully sentient zombie head. Kidpools world sees Xaviers School for Gifted Youngsters shifted into a boarding school for mutant boys, which the ambitious young Deadpool attended. Finally, Dogpool is from the parody Mascara-X project. There, scientists sought a product that would give their clients eternal youth. Their experimentation on a dog, whom they assumed dead and disposed of, saw the birth of the one and only Deadpool dog.

      Heroes for Hire

      Deadpool was far from the founder of this particular team. The Heroes for Hire had seen multiple iterations created and disbanded before Deadpool first graced comic books. When Deadpool got his hands on the team, however, he created his own short-lived roster of superheroes.

      Heroes for Hire/Marvel Comics

      Among Deadpools Heroes for Hire were a number of lesser-known characters. Solo,Madcap,Slapstick,Foolkiller,Terror, andStingray were all members of the team. Unfortunately, their title didnt last long. Matt Murdock and Luke Cage sought swift litigation after the establishment of Deadpools new group. Forced by the law to change their name, Deadpools team became known asMercs for Money.

      Deadpools relationships

      As you may have guessed from the two very popular films, Deadpool is a bit of a romantic. Despite his unfortunate nausea-inducing looks, Wade has always had a soft spot for women and Spider-Man. Considering the web-slinger is canonically in high school in theMarvel Cinematic Universe, however, Wade has wisely kept any lustful feelings to himself.

      Truthfully, Deadpools sexual orientation has been questioned for years. His long-term relationships all tend to be with women, but writers have heavily indicated that the Merc finds people of all genders and sexual identities attractive. Thanks to a statement from Nicieza in 2015, we gained a deeper understanding of his sexual orientation.Deadpool is whatever sexual inclination his brain tells him he is in THAT moment, he wrote. And then the moment passes.

      Vanessa

      One of the most prominent and impacting relationships Wade Wilsonever had was with Vanessa Carlysle.Back in his mercenary days, Wade frequented a sex worker named Vanessa. The two formed a deep bond, and they eventually began a relationship in earnest. Unfortunately, Wades discovery of his cancer and subsequent signing onto Weapon X interrupted their plans for the future. For years, the two were apart. Wade traveled the world to meet new, exciting people and kill them, and Vanessa became a mercenary herself.

      Deadpool/Marvel Comics

      Now known as Copycatwith a power portfolio to match her nameVanessa joined X-Force. She and Deadpool clashed frequently as each one flipped between good guy and bad guy. Copycat used her shapeshifting ability to torment Wade on several occasions, usually in pursuit of ruining his romantic prospects. She was very successful in most of these attempts, thanks in part to Wades tendency toward self-sabotage.

      Lady Death

      With Thanos officially dead in the MCU, its unlikely we will see many stories revolving around his paramour Lady Death. The physical embodiment of death was, in Marvel comics, Thanos primary motivation for many of his evil deeds. Thanos hoped to prove his love to the cloaked cosmic entity by destroying all life. Unfortunately for Thanos, his feelings appeared perpetually unrequited, and he served more often as a tool for death than a love interest.

      Variant Comics/YouTube

      Deadpool, however, managed to catch Mistress Deaths eye on several occasions, thanks to his frequent brushes with the afterlife. After his hundredth-or-so visit to the other side, Deadpool began to develop feelings for the cloaked entity and sought to end his life and join her eternally. A jealous Thanos refused to let this happen, cursing Deadpool with immortality in a quest to forever keep the two apart.

      Shiklah

      Deadpool loves himself a shapeshifter. This form-changing succubus ruled over the monster world long before humans came to be, but her father sealed her away for millennia. Eventually, Deadpool freed Shiklah on a job from Dracula, who hoped to make her his wife. Once she was free, Shiklah and Deadpool quickly formed a bond, and despite Wades reservations, they found themselves married in no time.

      Deadpool/Marvel Comics

      Shiklah, who can absorb life force through a good makeout sesh, attempted to drain the Merc With a Mouth on several occasions. Thanks to his healing factor, these attempts typically resulted in nothing more than a brief period of unconsciousness. Deadpools misfortune in the area of love saw this relationship quickly fail, though the former couple ended on relatively good terms. When youre dealing with the Queen of the Undead, good terms are really the best you can hope for.

      Siryn

      Siryn is perhaps the healthiest of Deadpools relationships. She was instrumental in Deadpools eventual turn toward real heroism. After joining X-Force, Siryn, whose real name isTheresa Cassidy, discovered that her teammate Warpath had developed feelings for her. Theresa, however, only had eyes for Wade.

      Deadpool/Marvel Comics

      Even after discovering the scars concealed under his mask, Theresas interest in Wade persisted. Her tender heart and welcoming nature changed Wade for the better, repeatedly encouraging him to rise above his base instincts. While their relationship never blossomed into anything official, the duo often found opportunities to assist each other. When Theresa lost her voicea necessary aspect of her powersthanks to Feral, Deadpool swooped in to save the day with a dose of Wolverines blood.

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