“He’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.” – Detective Jim Gordon
Ok, so, this quote is NOT true of Deadpool. I suppose the Deadpool version would read something more like:
“He’s the hero the internet deserves, and the one the superhero genre needs right now. So we’ll laugh at him. Because he can take it. Because he is not a hero. He’s a loud mouth assassin, and snarky mercenary. A red and black… person.” – Me.
This week is finally Deadpool! My friends and I held a bracket challenge of all the blockbuster movies coming out in 2016, and Deadpool won, hands down. Is it going to be the best movie of the year? I highly doubt it. But I can not wait for a self reverential, 4th wall breaking, meta version of a superhero movie at a time when each of these DCU and MCU seem to take them selves more and more seriously with each iteration. We need this, we deserve this. Give me some Deadpool ASAP.
And if you need more convincing, watch this brilliant viral video where Deadpool wishes the folks down under a happy Australia day:
Are you excited for Deadpool? If not, I defy you to explain your position! Comment below and let’s keep the conversation going!