DEADPOOL: Director Tim Miller Talks About the Merc With Mouth

You've seen the DEADPOOL trailer, probably two dozen times, but now learn more about the character of DEADPOOL. Director Tim Miller spoke with Empire and broke down the first trailer revealing some interesting things about the Merc With a Mouth.

On if DEADPOOL is a super hero:

"Deadpool’s not a superhero. He doesn’t want to be a superhero. He doesn’t like superheroes. So the whole idea of him potentially becoming a superhero is treated with disdain. We recorded a voiceover this morning where Wade is like, 'Even if you have cancer, just murdered a man in Mexico and you’re on the brink of death, if someone offers you the choice to become a superhero, the answer should be no..."

On the "Don't give me a green suit" joke:

"We shot a few more Green Lantern jokes, but I’m not sure how many will survive the cut. Ryan definitely had some Green Lantern issues to work out. We had about a minute’s worth of dialogue between him and Colossus where he talks about it, like, 'So a guy comes with a thousand-dollar suit and says, 'We want you to play a superhero," but there’s no script yet and the release date is completely unmakeable…' He goes on this whole anti-Green Lantern run, but I’m not sure it’ll stay in, because probably not even half the people in the theatres will get those jokes."

On DEADPOOL breaking the fourth wall (i.e. talking to the camera and audience):

"For the most part, we try to stick to the rule that Wade Wilson can’t break the fourth wall. He’s not aware that he’s in a movie. Deadpool is. He only breaks the fourth wall when he’s Deadpool. So we’re tiptoeing on the edge of breaking our own rule there, because he’s still Wade at that point."

On sitting on the bridge and attacking the SUV:

"He’s sitting on the bridge waiting for Ajax. It’s Christmas Day, and Wade’s been waiting for Ajax to get out of prison for five years, because he thinks Ajax can fix his face. So this is the day Ajax gets out of the Supermax, and Wade’s just sitting there on the bridge, waiting for him to get out and drive by, so he can beat the shit out of him. The car wrecks... That fight, by the way, is called the 'Twelve Bullets Fight', because he only has 12 bullets in his gun, and he’s got to kill all these bad guys."

DEADPOOL releases on February 12, 2016.