Deadpool bemoans inclusion of Wolverine in his upcoming game
Posted: 29.05.2013 19:03 by Comments: 4
There's a trope out there called "Wolverine Publicity", in which a character gets plopped into every license that a rights-holder owns, whether it's a good fit or not (yes, Nintendo, we're looking at Mario.)

Well, Activision has announced that Wolverine himself will be appearing in Deadpool: The Game, which the title character isn't pleased about.

In a letter, Deadpool writes:

Oh hey, LOOK, it's /everyone's faaaaaaaaavourite/ comic book character – Wolverine – appearing in yet ANOTHER thing he doesn't belong in – MY upcoming video game from Activision Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, DEADPOOL, starring ME, Deadpool, and NOBODY ELSE.

Who approved this?! What is with everyone loving Wolverine when I am cooler in every possible way? Who has the cooler costume colour palette? Deadpool. Who can fight in melee AND at range? Deadpool! Who forgets his past through repression, like a NORMAL PERSON, rather than dumb amnesia? DEADPOOL!

Sigh...some top brass are telling me I'm contractually obligated to say ONE nice thing about Wolverine before I go, so here goes...

Dear Wolverine: I guess, when put aside the grand history of human conflict and suffering, the lame tank tops you insist on wearing sometimes aren't THAT bad, bub.

Looking forward to working with you,


There is a bit of hypocrisy there, since Deadpool himself has been included in everyone else's Marvel comic, but who are we to judge?

Deadpool: The Game will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on the 25th June 2013.
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By danfreeman (SI Elite) on May 29, 2013
LOL :)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on May 29, 2013
I'm beginning to like Deadpool even though I don't know him at all :).
By Gale47 (SI Core) on May 29, 2013
Same here, nocutius :D
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 30, 2013
Still waiting for Hugh Jackman to come clean and out of the closet. Yes, THE closet. Nothing to do with the story here, but just reminded me of a conversation I had recently with someone who knows Mr. Sideburns.
Anyway, I did like "Deadpool" when I was an avid comic book reader, so rock on!