It's been awhile since I checked in with my boy Wade Wilson here at my blog, and there's a lot goin' on in Deadpool world, so let's get up to date...
The Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool movie has finally been green lit and slated for release in 2016; you can find more on that here.
There're a load of Marvel's 75th Anniversary Deadpool variant covers coming; my fav.'s below, and you can check out the rest at Newsarama here.
The Merc with a Mouth also has a new mini-series out - Hawkeye versus Deadpool (written by current Deadpool ongoing co-writer Gerry Duggan and illustrated by Matteo Lolli) - with another coming October 15th; Deadpool's Art of War is illustrated by the Deadpool flashback issues' artist Scott Koblish, and written by Peter David. As far as I'm aware, this is the first time David has worked on the character to any real degree (Deadpool had a cameo in X-Factor), and I'm interested to see his take on Wade.
Both mini-series look set to be loaded with guest-stars from the Marvel Universe, Hawkeye VS. Deadpool #0 is out now, and you can find preview art from October's issue #1, as well as Deadpool's Art of War #1, below. Wade's also slated to team up with the now-de-super-serum-ized Steve Rogers to protect Wolverine's legacy after he dies - following the trio's bonding in "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" arc. You can find Duggan talking about the one-shot, Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America, here.
The Merc With a Mouth knows a thing or two about combat and tactics, and he’s gearing up to write his own version of Sun Tzu’s strategic guide to warfare, 'Art of War'. It’s in the public domain so it’s totally ripe for being ripped off. But times change, and today we have heat seeking missiles and automatic machine guns so how accurate can the original book now really be?
Only it’ll take more than a great book if Deadpool wants to outsell the original. His plan? Cause enough war and chaos around the globe so that they’ll have to buy his book!
It’s Halloween night in Brooklyn, and the names and addresses of every active S.H.I.E.L.D. agent are about to be released...
It’s up to one Avenger and one (sometimes) X-Man to stop it. But is it trick or treat when they encounter bad guys dressed like good guys? Will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before the night is through?