NEW Ryan Reynolds’ Interview w/ Mario Lopez On Set of Deadpool (Pics and Video)

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
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Extra reporter Mario Lopez had the opportunity to sit down with Ryan Reynolds on location for filming of the upcoming Deadpool movie.  Less than two weeks since their April Fool’s prank online, the two discuss Reynolds’ role as the mercenary from the Weapon X program, the paparazzi incident, his personal life, and something for the fans.  Sit back and enjoy the trailer…

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Debuting in Marvel comics series the New Mutants (issue 98), and continuing on in the X-Force title, Deadpool (Wade Wilson) has garnered a huge following due to his breaking the fourth wall and the fact that his stories are like nothing else seen in comics.

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Deadpool is a scarred, disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with the ability to rapidly heal and regenerate. He is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” because, well, he’s always running his mouth.  The writers create a humorous approach in Wade’s dialogue.  This isn’t your average antihero!  Here’s a good bio on Deadpool (courtesy of comicvine.com):

“Wade Wilson is a former test subject of the Weapon X program, possessing a regenerative healing factor (like that of Wolverine), as well as an unstable compiling of other “Weapon X” experiments. Deadpool’s powers and personality traits combine to make a wild, mentally unstable, and unpredictable mercenary. Deadpool is a former member of X-Force, a self-professed member of the X-Men and Avengers and has recently joined the Thunderbolts. The “Merc with a Mouth” is infamous for breaking the fourth wall.”

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Deadpool’s powers include:

  • Enhanced Physiology: Most of Deadpool’s powers come from the experimentation’s he was submitted to by the Weapon X program.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Deadpool possesses a superhuman healing factor derived from that of the mutant Wolverine that allows him to regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Deadpool is able to heal from injuries such as slashes, puncture wounds, bullet wounds, beheading, and severe burns within moments. His healing factor is significantly more powerful than Wolverines as he can regrow missing limbs and organs and was able to recover after the Hulk liquidated everything from his waist up. His head or any other limb can be reattached using this ability, but has to be placed in the proper place. Even though beheaded, Deadpool can still move his body normally. Additionally, Deadpool can secretly use his healing factor as a tactical advantage against enemies. As he puts it, his healing factor “isn’t exactly common knowledge.”  As Deadpool had cancer at the time of the gene therapy which endowed him with these abilities, it bound to the “healing factor” so that in a sense the cancer is his healing factor, which is why his skin is still horribly scarred. Unlike Wolverine’s natural healing factor, Deadpool’s is mentally driven to a partial extent.
      • Foreign Chemical Resistance: Deadpool’s body is highly resistant to most drugs and toxins. For example, it is extremely difficult, though not impossible, for him to become intoxicated (Blind Al made several references to Deadpool being hung-over since he once drunkenly spoke to the Teletubbies on the TV he was watching). He can, however, be affected by certain drugs, such as tranquilizers, if he is exposed to a large enough dosage.
      • Disease Immunity: The unique regenerative qualities of Deadpool’s healing factor also extend to his immune system, rendering him immune to the effects of all known diseases and infections.
      • Immortality: Deadpool’s healing factor provides him with an extended lifespan by slowing the effects of the aging process to an unknown degree. His life span is extended to such a degree, that an alternate reality version of him was alive and still in business as Deadpool 800 years in the future. Deadpool has established a relationship with the personification of Death and as a result has been cursed by Thanos to be unable to die.
      • Telepathic Immunity: The healing factor causes his brain cells to be in a constant state of flux and regeneration,[54] rendering him immune to psychics such as Cable, Professor X, Emma Frost and the Red Onslaught. Mister X was able to read Deadpool’s mind, however could not understand the chaos in it. Recently Deadpool has not demonstrated this ability. He was able to be telepathically linked to the rest of the X-Force team by Psylocke and has fallen under mind control of Shadow King. But it has recently returned. Deadpool can even shrug off the Ghost Rider’s penance stare.

    Possession Resistance: Similar to the telepathic immunity, Deadpool is able to remain in partial control of himself while supernatural beings are trying to take control of him. During Xaphan’s attempt to take control of him, Wade was able to fight for control of his body. Because half of his soul is owned by Satana by rules of marriage, no one can touch his soul. Deadpool even remembers Spider-Man unmasking as Peter Parker during the Civil War, even though Mephisto erased that event.

    Superhuman Strength: Deadpool is rated as having a superhuman level of strength capable of lifting 2 tons on the Marvel Strength Scale.

    Superhuman Stamina: Deadpool’s musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of an ordinary human being, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for several days before boredom or stress takes over, and could have possibly gone on further.

    Superhuman Agility: Deadpool’s agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.

    Superhuman Reflexes: His reflexes are similarly enhanced, superior to those of even the finest human athlete.

    Superhuman Speed: Deadpool has superhuman speed thanks to Weapon X, but he sometimes relies on his teleportation device.

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Deadpool’s abilities include:

    • Master Martial Artist: Deadpool is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and is a master in multiple unarmed combat techniques. He has been shown fighting such amazingly skilled fighters as Wolverine and Taskmaster and even defeating them in hand to hand combat. This shows that Deadpool himself is among the most skilled fighters in the Marvel universe, although in some fights it has been attributed to him being unpredictable because of his insanity.
    • Master Assassin: He is a master of assassination techniques, espionage methods, covert operations, infiltration methods, escape artistry, marksmanship, and is highly skilled with many bladed weapons (frequently carrying two swords strapped to his back), and a number of other weapons including firearms.
    • Skilled Linguist: He is fluent in Spanish, Japanese, German, and Russian.
    • Medium Awareness: Possibly as a result of his mental state, he is aware that he is a fictional comic book character.

    • Unpredictability: It is difficult for anyone to know what Deadpool will do at any given moment, given that he himself barely knows what he’ll do at any given moment. This makes it difficult for most opponents to predict what he will do.
  • Strength Level:  Deadpool possesses great, though not unnatural, physical strength. He does possesses the strength of an Olympic level weightlifter. While the exact amount of weight he can lift isn’t known, he is able to lift at least 420 lbs. His true upper limit is unknown, but due to his mutant heritage, it should be somewhere around 1400 lbs, and he would only have to stop there due to his forearms breaking under the weight. To date, Deadpool has lifted up to 800 lbs.

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Deadpool is scheduled to arrive in theaters on February 12, 2016.

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