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Could Deadpool’s New Comic Book Status Change the Films?

Marvel Legacy is officially beginning later this week, but Deadpool is still dealing with a few profound changes from Secret Empire. And unlike Captain America, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth isn’t going to be able to easily win back his friends and allies. In the lead up to that event, Deadpool blindly followed orders from Hydra Cap and killed one of his closest allies, shortly before he murdered another one of his friends. Now, it looks like Deadpool’s darker turn is taking hold in his newly revamped series The Despicable Deadpool, and today’s Nerdist News is examining what it could mean for the Deadpool movies as well.

There are potential spoilers ahead if you’re not up to date on Deadpool, and there is a pretty huge spoiler out of Marvel Legacy #1 that comes up during the video. So consider yourselves warned!

Join host and Hydra hunter, Jessica Chobot, as she gives us the rundown on why Deadpool has gone bad. The short version is that Deadpool killed the beloved Phil Coulson in a way that seems to ensure that he won’t be saying “Tahiti is a magical place.” Other Marvel heroes have taken that personally, and Maria Hill even collapsed a building on Deadpool as a gesture of revenge, even though she couldn’t finish him off. Let’s just say that Deadpool was feeling a little murderous towards both Good Cap and Hydra Cap by the time he got free. To make matters worse, Deadpool is now being blackmailed by Stryfe to kill Cable, one of his few real friends in the Marvel universe.

The real question now is whether the Deadpool movies will follow Wade Wilson’s regression into villainy. Ryan Reynolds really has the character’s antihero personality down, but could he pull off the same trick with Deadpool’s more despicable side? We doubt that Deadpool 2 would go in that direction, but there’s a definite possibility that the X-Force movie could make Deadpool work as a villain. Think about it: Deadpool was actually introduced as one of the first bad guys for the X-Force team, right at the time that they graduated from the New Mutants. It wouldn’t be too out-of-character for Deadpool to accept a contract to take out Cable, especially if their live-action incarnations don’t share the same close relationship that they have in the Marvel Universe.

How do you think the Deadpool movies will handle his despicable turn in the comics? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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