Deadpool is a weird guy. The marketing campaigns for his films are like no other, he pops up randomly in the most unexpected places, and he breaks the fourth wall in his films almost as often as he breaks his bones. He’s been known to see visions of dancing cartoons, the limits of his world are really only bound by the writer’s imagination. These are just some of the unsuperhero-like things that exist in the world of Deadpool.
The film’s director, David Leitch, says the freedom for a filmmaker within the Deadpool universe is what keeps him interested.
“I love graphic novels and comic books, obviously, but I really have fallen in love with this world and this universe. Down the road, I hope there’s another chapter for me — within Deadpool, X-Force, I don’t know, but it would be fun to be involved. I don’t think there will ever be a sandbox that’s so liberating as an artist, for me. Because action’s important in it, and that’s my specialty. Comedy is important, and that’s something I love. But there’s also this artistic, surreal stuff that you can do only in Deadpool. You couldn’t get away with it in another Marvel movie, but Deadpool, you can take him to the afterlife, you can do whatever.”
Any comic book character that can cosplay as Bob Ross in his promotional material is certainly liberated. Deadpool in many ways is very childlike, except that he kills people of course. You won’t find many superheroes that wear an Adventure Time watch, or a shirt showing they’re a fan of Bea Arthur and The Golden Girls. Leitch is right, you can put Deadpool into most any situation and the character will likely flourish, and that’s something you can’t say about many other comic book characters.
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