The fate of Deadpool 3 could be in limbo after Marvel Studios recently announced that they had delayed many of their Phase Four releases and left the rumored slots for Blade and Deadpool 3 without new dates. However, Wade Wilson did turn 30 this year and Marvel Comics have been celebrating the Merc with a Mouth’s Nerdy 30 all year. Now, fans have reignited a petition to have a statue of Deadpool erected in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan.
The petition originally began in 2016 after Deadpool (2016) starring Ryan Reynolds, became the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. But it did not have much success at the time. Compared to other household names in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — like Tony Stark AKA Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) — the mutate was still relatively new to some Marvel fans.
Ryan Reynolds had to fight for Fox to produce the film after playing Deadpool in one of the worst Marvel movies of all time. And, when Disney bought the rights to Deadpool and the X-Men when they acquired 20th Century Studios, fans were relieved with Marvel boss Kevin Feige promised the MCU’s Deadpool would still be R-rated.
Deadpool first appeared in Marvel Comics in The New Mutants #98 and was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza back in February 1991. And Wade Wilson has changed a lot since his original inception, which was a rip-off of DC’s character Deathstroke (Slade Wilson).
He has been a fan-favorite character ever since. Per Marvel, the “ever-quipping mercenary Wade Wilson’s healing factor—and big mouth—make him one of the most relentlessly wisecracking heroes in the universe.”
Now as Deadpool’s 30th anniversary is nearing an end the petition to have a statue erected in his honor has been given new life. The Change.org petition is currently at over 800 signatures, drawing near its goal of 1,000. It reads:
“In 2016, Deadpool declared he was from the city that rhymes with fun – Regina, Saskatchewan. It’s canon now, no takesies backsies. We humbly petition the powers that be to apply maximum effort in the creation and installation of a Deadpool statue in Regina. We want to commemorate the cinematic achievements of this Canadian comic book hero and invite people from around the world to make pilgrimage to see the statue and truly, Experience Regina.”
The petition had a surge in signatures after Rebellion Brewing Co., a local Regina business, posted a short video on Twitter in support of building the statute declaring:
“Regina, let’s build a Deadpool statue! Sign the petition today #ExperienceRegina”
Regina, let's build a Deadpool statue!
— Rebellion Brewing Co (@RebBrewRegina) October 22, 2021
Building the statue would certain give Deadpool fans something to hold on to during the long wait for Deadpool 3, which will be written by Bob’s Burgers‘ Wendy Molyneaux and Lizzie Molyneaux-Loeglin. But no other progress has been made and Ryan Reynolds recently announced he will be taking a break from acting.
Let us know in the comments if you plan to sign the petition.