Disney has recently been accused of helping kill off all the Marvel comic book characters that do not belong to the studio. Specifically regarding those titles currently owned by 20th Century Fox. Marvel recently canceled its long-running Fantastic Four series just as Fox gears up to launch a new movie franchise based on the ever-popular family of superheroes this summer. And Wolverine died in the pages of his comic book last year. Now, today, in Deadpool, the Merc with the Mouth is biting the big one. And this comes just as the Deadpool movie began shooting last week. Wade Wilson won't go quietly into that goodnight, though! Ryan Reynolds has shared an official new photo of himself in costume, boldly declaring on his personal twitter 'Alivepool!'
The Death of Deadpool is in stores now. And here, we get to see Wade Wilson himself checking out the story while he partakes in a moment of bathroom solitude. "Smells like someone died up in here," He quips. Obviously, the team behind the movie aren't taking the death of their beloved comic book character too hard, and with Fox eyeing a potential franchise, it's doubtful we'll see this plot line carried out on the big screen anytime soon.
SPOILER ALERT! Wilson actually dies when two alternate universe Earths smash together. The incident makes Deadpool the first superhero casualty of Secret Wars as Marvel comics kicks off its big summer event. While the character is confirmed dead, he may pop up in another title sometime in the future. While he isn't part of Secret Wars, he is getting a throwback called Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars, which reveals his involvement in the original 1984 Secret Wars.
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, the Deadpool movie will tell the origin 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 humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Take a look at the latest photo along with the cover of the comic book, and help mourn the death of Wade Wilson (on the comic pages, anyway).