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Deadpool: An unconventional anti-hero

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, ‘Deadpool’.

Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the original story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, Wade Wilson, who, after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego, Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool is an American superhero film, intended to be the eighth instalment in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic, and Leslie Uggams.