The video above contains spoilers for Deadpool, as does some of the speculation below.
How It Should Have Ended returns with another alternate version of a blockbuster movie, and this time it’s surprise hit Deadpool getting a parody that’s a real winner winner chicken dinner. It’s filled with fourth-wall breaking (“Don’t get up. Wouldn’t want to have to animate you in a different position for a change.”), references to previous Ryan Reynolds superhero movies, and unanswered questions, like how did Vanessa Carlyle (also known as Copycat) survive Wade’s maximum effort?
That last question ties back to some old rumors that Morena Baccarin is actually playing the preternaturally lucky Domino, not Copycat. That would be incredibly meta if true. Copycat disguised herself as Domino in Deadpool’s debut issue, New Mutants #98, so how funny would it be if Domino disguised herself as Copycat in Deadpool’s debut movie? (Shut up, that other movie doesn’t exist.)
Considering Deadpool has dethroned Passion of the Christ as the highest-grossing R-rated movie worldwide, they could afford to retcon the character as Domino in the already-greenlit sequel and say that was the plan all along. One of the reasons Baccarin wasn’t playing a better-known character like Domino in Deadpool comes down to money. As Ryan Reynolds has said, Fox kept telling them “too expensive” regarding every X-Men character they asked for, until they settled on obscure characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Angel Dust (Gina Carano).
Now that Deadpool is closing in on a $700 million gross off a $58 million budget, they can afford to add more characters, although the writers have already made it clear they don’t want to go too overboard with the budget.
And if the Domino thing doesn’t work out, they can at least settle for being the most foul-mouthed of the Marvel movies…
Previous HISHE parodies:
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Jurassic World
- Avengers: Age Of Ultron
- The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Batman Begins
- The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
- Thor: The Dark World
- World War Z
- Iron Man 3
(Via How It Should Have Ended)