Sunday, November 17, 2013

Deadpool Vs. Deathstroke

While I have always regarded Deathstroke to be a Teen Titans villain first and foremost, I don't mind how he has been worked into Oliver Queen's back story on Arrow. His mask looks pretty cool on the show as well, hopefully we will see more of him as the series progresses.

There have  been talks of a Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool movie for years, but nothing ever seems to come of it.  I do think that Reynolds is a better fit for Deadpool than Green Lantern, so I wouldn't mind seeing that project finally get off the ground.


AirDave said...

Wow, now there's a cool connection!

I kinda wish that DC would do something like Marvel. Open up the rogues to different heroes. That way there wouldn't be Icicle, Captain Cold, Mister Freeze and Killer Frost all running around. Yes, each one is kinda cool; but is there really that kind of redundancy with Marvel villains?

(And THAT is how you open a can of worms!)

I'm hoping that enough time passes where the stench of box-office failure on Ryan Reynolds from Green Lantern finally fades, and he can have a huge box office success for Deadpool.

Anonymous said...

There've been some cool stories where all DC's cold villains team up and are pretty formidable as a group.

Bob Buethe said...

The Just Ice League!

Anonymous said...

You forgot Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace!

pblfsda said...

The real redundancy at Marvel is in the Spider-man villains: three Vultures (at least), two Kravens (father and son), two different Prof. Smythe's (brothers), and I've lost track of how many Green Goblins (Norman, Harry and Bart as of 1978), Hobgoblins and Jack O'Lanterns have been buzzing around on gliders. Other than that, most of Marvel's redundancy was in the early days when Stan was scripting more than half the titles himself. That's why when the Hulk first met the Circus of Crime in 1962, so did Kid Colt (in #106, same cover date:Sept. 1962), albeit in the late 1800's. It's also why you couldn't spit in any direction without hitting yet another underground kingdom (Mole Man, Lava Men, Kala, Tyrannus, etc.). It was a wonder the whole plant hadn't collapsed. Most of that stopped about the time Marvel adopted the "Pop Art" tag. With a greater brand identity comes greater self-awareness.

Scott Bryan said...

Wasn't Deadpool originally a satire of Deathstroke?

Unknown said...

@ Air Dave: does this answer your question? The Vulture/the Condor; the Green Goblin/the Hobgoblin; Bobcat/Jaguar/Cheetah; Venom/Carnage.

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