Minor Deadpool spoilers follow…
In Flickering Myth’s interview with the writers of Deadpool – listen to the full audio down below – Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) discuss how Marvel’s character right complications factored into the movie.
As a bit of context, Marvel sold off the movie rights to many of their characters in the mid-90s to avoid bankruptcy. That’s why the X-Men and Avengers occupy both separate Universes and studios (20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios, respectively).
This directly affected what Rhett and Paul originally had planned for Deadpool’s final scene – where Deadpool confronts super-villain Ajax on an aircraft carrier. It turns out that, once upon a time, the carrier was meant to be something a little more Marvel-branded.
“We wanted the carrier to be a Helicarrier,” said Reese of the concluding fight scene’s setting, “but we couldn’t get the rights to that, so it was just a regular old kind of aircraft carrier.”
The Helicarrier is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s signature flying aircraft carrier and the initial base of the Avengers in their first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie together.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
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Deadpool is set for release on February 10th in the UK and February 12th in the States and sees Ryan Reynolds reprising the role of the Merc with a Mouth alongside T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Weasel, Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Copycat, Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) as Ajax, Stefan Kapicic (24) as Colossus, Leslie Uggams (Roots) as Blind Al and newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.