Wade Wilson, better known by his superhero name Deadpool, is one of the craziest and most vulgar fictional characters that have ever been written and illustrated on comic book pages. And that’s why we love him so much. Deadpool is an anti-hero who doesn’t bother with typical superhero codex, which probably makes him one of the most realistic comic book characters (if we exclude the fact that he can literally blow himself up and stay alive). And since we like to talk and write about Merc With a Mouth so much, let’s talk about his birthplace. In this article, we’ll tell you if Deadpool is an American, Canadian, or originated from some other country.
Wade Wilson is indeed a Canadian. Although it’s not known where he was born exactly, Marvel Comics describes his place of origin as an “unrevealed location in Canada.” On the other hand, live-action Wade Wilson from the X-Men movie franchise was apparently born in Regina, the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Some fans in Regina even started a petition to build a statue of Deadpool in the city. Still, no matter if you look at comic books or movies, Deadpool is definitely a Canadian, although he “grew up to become the least Canadian person ever.”
Co-creator of the character Rob Liefeld once said: “Wolverine was my guy. If I could tie anything into Wolverine, I was winning.” Just like Deadpool, Wolverine is also a Canadian. What’s even more interesting is that Ryan Reynolds, the actor best known for portraying Merc With a Mouth, was also born in Canada and holds dual citizenship as both Canadian and American. Canada definitely has some on-screen superheroes to be proud of having.
Deadpool and Wolverine are two Canadians with a special connection!
Deadpool first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1990, which was 16 years after Wolverine’s debut. Still, these two characters have a lot in common since both of their stories began thanks to the Weapon X program, which turned them into superheroes. Although Deadpool doesn’t have an adamantium skeleton, he’s very skillful with the katanas that he uses to cut through his enemies, the same way Wolverine uses his claws to do the same. On top of it all, both share a regenerative healing factor, although there are some differences.
Unlike Wolverine, who was born a mutant and then just “upgraded” with adamantium, Deadpool’s powers and healing factor were entirely a result of a government experiment. Still, both Wolverine and Deadpool share a special connection, eventually leading to their own comic book series “Wolverine and Deadpool!” The first volume of the comic book was published in 2004 and finished in 2009. The latest, the sixth volume, was published in 11 issues during 2019 and 2020.
Deadpool and Wolverine’s connection only grew stronger thanks to the performances, chemistry, and real-life friendship between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. They shared a screen for the first time in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which received negative reviews, and the fans mocked the incarnation of Wade Wilson in that movie. Thankfully, when Wolverine rebooted the timeline in X-Men: Days of the Future Past, that also gave Ryan Reynolds a chance to reboot the character of Deadpool, which resulted in two great Deadpool movies with him in a title role.
Even though both Deadpool movies were full of loveable references to both Wolverine and Hugh Jackman, some fans felt a missed opportunity that Wolverine and Deadpool didn’t get a chance to meet again after 2009, especially after Ryan Reynolds got the character of Deadpool right in 2016. Hugh Jackman filmed his last solo movie as Wolverine in 2017, and after that, he said goodbye to the role. Or that’s what we thought back then.
Last year, Ryan Reynolds Hugh Jackman blew up social media with a major announcement that Hugh Jackman will return as the Wolverine in Deadpool 3, which is set to introduce the Merc With a Mouth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney’s acquisition of Fox, which distributed previous Deadpool, Wolverine, and X-Men movies. Deadpool 3 immediately became one of the most anticipated superhero movies ever, and with the chemistry that Reynolds and Jackman share, there’s no doubt that it will be one wild ride, especially because Marvel Studios Kevin Feige confirmed that Deadpool movies would keep its signature R-rating.
Shawn Levy, who previously worked with Ryan Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project, is set to direct Deadpool 3, with Reynolds and Hugh Jackman confirmed to star. The movie is set to be released on November 8, 2024!