12 Facts You Need To Know About Deadpool

4. RYAN REYNOLDS’ CONNECTION

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Obviously, we are all tremendously excited to see Ryan Reynolds’ reformed version of the Merc with a Mouth in this February’s Deadpool. Angry with how the character was handled in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (in which he also played the character), Ryan Reynolds spent years campaigning for a proper version of Deadpool to be brought to life. However, his connection with the character goes beyond just playing him on screen. Deadpool in the comics has actually referenced Ryan Reynolds, saying that he himself looks like a cross between the actor and a shar-pei.

Ryan Reynold’s intense affinity for the character is enough to get any of us excited, but the similarities between the two make us excited to see Ryan Reynolds really become Wade Wilson.

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