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Marvel at the Work Involved in Bringing Deadpool’s Mask to the Big Screen

Yeah, we said “Marvel.” You know we’re not above something like that! With the Blu-ray of Deadpool being released on May 10, 2016, there is barely enough edge left on our seats to sit on. Not only because we get to re-watch every glorious bit of ultra-violent content that made it the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, but we’ll also get to absorb all the sweet, sweet DVD bonus content.

Deadpool

In the IGN featurette above that was recently shared by Gizmodo, we get a taste of the behind-the-scenes stuff we’re craving more than a delicious chimichanga. Now you can see the extensive amount of work involved in giving Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool an emotive face on-par with that of his comic book counterpart.

Cloth masks, as we assume most are in comic books, just won’t work in the real world for a litany of reasons and it’s fantastic we don’t have to settle for such things anymore. For Deadpool, the mask turned out to be a high-tech amalgam of traditional costume design, computer-aided models, and 3D-printed parts. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the masks is that some actually have detachable eye pieces that appear to be held in place with small magnets. This design feature allowed for a number of different eyepieces of varying detail and utility to be swapped out on the fly, depending on the shots needed.

We have a few more weeks to wait for more behind-the-scenes content from the DVD, but until then we’ll just perfect our plans to eventually pilfer one of those masks away from the filmmakers. Let’s discuss Ocean’s 11-style capers to do so in the comments below!

Images: 20th Century Fox/Marvel

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