Fans of the “Merc With a Mouth” rejoice! The long-awaited Deadpool movie hasn’t even been released in the United States yet, but Fox has already greenlighted a sequel. Apparently, Fox is absolutely certain Deadpool, with Ryan Reynolds in the title role, is all set to become like a movie on steroids when it comes to the box-office. With a brilliant—albeit absurd—viral marketing campaign that included taking a swipe at Australians in general, Deadpool hitting major box-office paydirt when the Deadpool release date finally comes is a foregone conclusion.
Deadpool and Drugs don’t mix
Speaking of steroids, Deadpool aka Wade Wilson is no stranger to drugs. Well, if you can call Wolverine’s healing factor drugs, because that’s what was implanted into Deadpool to cure his cancer. Then again, he also had mind-wipe drugs used on him by a former Department K member named Butler to make him do things against his will. You know, like kill his own parents.
Still, he never got hooked on any drug administered to him. The reason? His body is highly resistant to most drugs and toxins. An opponent can slam him into a tub full of syringes loaded with heroin, and he’ll probably feel tickled by all those needles sticking into his skin while slicing that opponent in half with his katana. However, if you hit him with a large enough dose of tranquilisers, he’ll probably be affected. Momentarily.
“No to drugs, yes to tacos”
Most importantly of all, Deadpool says no to drugs. OK, so you can’t really take someone who follows that statement up with “Yes to Tacos” that seriously, but at least he makes sense this time around.
What is clear is that it certainly wasn’t drugs that made Deadpool the, uh, antihero superhero that he is today. So he’s killed people. Lots of people. He’s also the most obscene of all Marvel characters. I mean, the guy actually sexually harassed Spider-man in Spider-Man and Deadpool #1. But at least he didn’t do drugs. That’s more than you can say about certain superheroes in the Marvel Universe.