DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE: Some Intriguing, Potentially Spoilery Details About Headpool Have Been Revealed

DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE: Some Intriguing, Potentially Spoilery Details About Headpool Have Been Revealed DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE: Some Intriguing, Potentially Spoilery Details About Headpool Have Been Revealed

More details about what to expect from Deadpool & Wolverine have been revealed today, including exactly which Variant "Headpool" is and the mystery surrounding the threequel's "crude" popcorn buckets...

By JoshWilding - Apr 15, 2024 07:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool & Wolverine

Most of Deadpool & Wolverine's secrets are understandably being kept under wraps, though promo art has offered us a glimpse of what's to come...including the Merc with Mouth's many Variants! 

All signs point to the Deadpool Corps assembling in the upcoming threequel, and we now have some exciting details about plans for Headpool. 

Rumour has it Headpool is the Wade Wilson Variant from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine; those wide eyes may confirm that, and it's said this Deadpool has a screw loose thanks to the Merc with the Mouth we know putting a bullet in his head during Deadpool 2's post-credits scene. 

Headpool supposedly attaches himself to Sabretooth's decapitated body in The Void, taking control of it with hilarious results. 

During CinemaCon, you may recall Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige saying, "We’ve asked Deadpool to design a popcorn bucket for Deadpool & Wolverine. There are some movies that inadvertently make crude and rude popcorn buckets, and then there are popcorn buckets designed by Deadpool."

According to scooper @CanWeGetToast, one of them will be Headpool, with fans able to remove the top of his head to eat the popcorn out of the Variant's skull. If that's correct, it will blow the Dune: Part Two's controversial popcorn bucket out of the water. 

In the comics, Headpool hails from the Marvel Zombies universe, later joining the Deadpool Corps as one of its weirdest members. 

After some professional disappointments and an ongoing midlife crisis, Wade Wilson now sells used cars. He’s completely hung up his boots until his family, friends, and whole world are threatened. With everyone he loves at risk, Deadpool teams up with a reluctant Wolverine to fight for their survival and ultimately, their legacy.

Shawn Levy directs Deadpool & Wolverine, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen. The movie is written by Ryan Reynolds & Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Zeb Wells & Shawn Levy.

The trades have confirmed that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra, with Wesley Snipes, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Dafne Keen, Channing Tatum, Blake Lively and, as we mentioned above, even singer Taylor Swift among those rumoured to make an appearance. 

Kevin Feige, Reynolds, Levy and Lauren Shuler Donner produce with Louis D’Esposito, Wendy Jacobson, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, George Dewey, Simon Kinberg and Jonathon Komack Martin serving as executive producers.

Deadpool & Wolverine arrives in theaters on July 26.

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tylerzero - 4/15/2024, 7:25 AM
I’m too lazy to research who Headpool is on Google. Anyone care to educate me?
RedFury - 4/15/2024, 7:30 AM
@tylerzero - he's the Deadpool from the Marvel Zombies universe that eventually ended up in the Marvel 616 universe. So basically just a zombie head of deadpool.
WEAPONXOXOXO - 4/15/2024, 8:28 AM
@tylerzero - It sounds like a porn title.
marvel72 - 4/15/2024, 8:52 AM
@WEAPONXOXOXO - I am sure I've seen... Uh.... I mean I've heard of it.
Skestra - 4/15/2024, 9:23 AM
@marvel72 - Yeah, you have.
That's the pirated Blu-Ray you sent me.
marvel72 - 4/15/2024, 9:30 AM
@Skestra - Shhhh!
RedFury - 4/15/2024, 7:28 AM
Damn I was hoping that Headpool would actually be the real deal from the Marvel Zombies universe. Here's hoping this rumour is false; as fun as it sounds to have that connection.

From the looks of the artwork I really don't see the connection to the X-Men Origins Deadpool though. If he is infact a skull, and we know Deadpool can heal, and even grow back his body; how is it that the head looks like it has rotted? I guess it could be argued that this version of Deadpools healing factor is different. But it just doesn't correlate to me. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
TheVisionary25 - 4/15/2024, 9:06 AM
@RedFury - good point

I think you could assume that this Wade’s healing factor would be different due to the experiments done on him , I don’t think it’s a big stretch but we’ll see.
RedFury - 4/15/2024, 9:10 AM
@TheVisionary25 - yeah I feel like that would have be the case if this is what they're doing with him. I still think it's a shame not having him be from the zombies universe, especially with the Marvel Zombies show around the corner. It would be easy enough to showcase him in that. But as long as he's a fun, and worthwhile edition to the D&W, I'll enjoy it for what it is.
TheVisionary25 - 4/15/2024, 9:12 AM
@RedFury - yeah , I honestly would be cool with either since it’s a nice tie-in regardless.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 7:34 AM
I hope that someone in this movie attempts to explain the convoluted Fox movie “timeline”, which will now probably be that those movies existed in multiple parallel realities.
bkmeijer1 - 4/15/2024, 7:39 AM
@mountainman - I could even see that be the reason incursions are happening in those universes, and why Deadpool is plucked from his universe
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 7:47 AM
@bkmeijer1 - It would be very appropriate for Deadpool if the time traveling he did at the end of the 2nd movie caused all the branched timelines we’ve seen over the years in the Fox movies.
SonOfAGif - 4/15/2024, 8:47 AM
@mountainman - After going back and watching the movies again, It seems like each film is a branched timeline or affected by a branched timeline. Granted we know that was never the case and Fox just made really bad movies. But from a retcon point of view, It can be explained that the timelines in those films were affecting one another due to the Multiverse.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 9:03 AM
@SonOfAGif - I’d say X-Men - The Last Stand all seem to be in the same timeline as each other.

Origins could be in its own timeline.

The Wolverine I don’t think has any continuity issues so it could fit into multiple other movie timelines.

I believe First Class through Dark Phoenix could all be in the same timeline. Other than the characters strangely not aging much from the 60s-90s, I don’t think they have any continuity issues with each other. Both futures in DOFP (Sentinels one and the end one) probably aren’t the same as X-Men 1-3 even though it features the same actors.

Either way. They can really “clean up” the mess Fox made by just using the multiverse and branched timelines as the explanation for all that. Some universes are similar but different.

I just think it would be hilarious if Deadpool’s time jumping at the end of the last movie is what caused those branches.
SonOfAGif - 4/15/2024, 9:52 AM
@mountainman - I think his time jumping did cause it. I also think that time works the same in every universe. So while the X-Men thought they stopped the Sentinels from the future all they did was branch a timeline out and Deadpool kept branching timelines as well creating a massive clusterf*** of continuity errors and retcons.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 9:58 AM
@SonOfAGif - So crazy that the continuity issues we all used to complain about in the Fox X-Men movies can now retroactively make sense in the current multiverse.

What a nice way to clean up the idiotic decisions the leadership over there at Fox Studios caused for years.
TheMetaMan - 4/15/2024, 10:22 AM
@mountainman - Actually the Fox timeline isn’t that convoluted if you really think about it. X-men origins wolverine, Xmen, X2, the last stand and the wolverine all exist in one singular timeline let’s call it - timeline A. First class, DOFP, X-men Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 1,2,3 & Logan all exist in -timeline B. There are technicalities and variations on both sides. DOFP acts as a nexus point, the centre of the X-men fox universe because it’s the first X-men event to involve time travel so we can use that as a reference or sticking point. The events of that film validate and substantiate the first class timeline. Deadpool exists within the first class timeline but due to his fourth-wall-meta state he is fully aware of timeline A, which is why he kills that variant from that timeline at the end of Deadpool 2. In DP3 the TVA will explain that the Fox universe is its own singular multiverse that exists within the wider marvel megaverse that includes the MCU, fantastic four, Spider-verse etc. This simplification could be wrong so let’s see, either way the Foxverse will be corrected.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 10:36 AM
@TheMetaMan - The only challenge I have with Deadpool existing in the First Class timeline is the cast from first class was shown in Deadpool 2 in modern era looking just like they did in the 1980’s in Apocalypse. The lack of aging over decades is very tough to stomach.

There are other minor inconsistencies between a lot of movies that make me think that there are more than 2 timelines shown in those movies, even with young Cyclops in Origins not seeming the right age to match up with Cyclops in X-Men 1.

It really doesn’t matter and they can wave it all of by saying there were multiple similar but different timelines shown in those movies.
SonOfAGif - 4/15/2024, 10:57 AM
@mountainman - Loki was more important than we know. Loki to the Multiverse Saga was what Iron Man was for the Infinity Saga in my opinion. Loki really set the tone and rules for the wacky but scary aspects of the Multiverse Saga.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 11:06 AM
@SonOfAGif - The most important D+ MCU so far (although for me X-Men 97 is even better).

The challenge is, and has been since the D+ shows started, is a lot of the general audience doesn’t watch them.

This means that there will have to be a recap of the show, or some extra exposition, in a movie to catch folks up.
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 11:57 AM
@mountainman - If the GA can bob in and out, pick and chooose, and enjoy individual movies/stories in a standalone way without needing to know all the stuff behind and between it (which in most cases say they have been) it isn't realy a huge issue. Just like the various continuity issues in the FoxMen films were not a prob for most and folk can differ on if the Batman movies of the 80's and 90's as all being the same timeline, three different universes or just enjoy individual ones as standalone stories.

It is only a challenge if your specificaly of the mindset that you have to watch all and know all which most the GA aren't. However I would say there has been a tendency since D+ to excessively give the impression we need to watch all and know all what wasn't a problem with Marvel TV and the Netflix with DD,LC, IF, JJ, AoS, AC, Cloak and Dagger, Runaways etc that was kinda made out to be in the same universe/timeline to varying degrees but their own things mostly not tied to the films.
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 12:08 PM
@mountainman - That ISN'T discounting the possibility/probability that way more comic related content released in the last decade (not just Marvel or DC but all CBM's) impacting the desire to watch any compared to the end of the last century when we had to make do with what comparatively little we got if into CBM's.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 12:09 PM
@Apophis71 - The two biggest examples we have seen so far of D+ shows impacting movies are Dr Strange MoM and The Marvels.

In the case of the former, there was a lot of feedback from the GA about being confused about Wanda’s evil turn.

In the case of the later, it was the lowest grossing MCU movie ever. Many factors for that, but 2/3 of the leads coming from D+ shows was certainly one of them.

I’d argue that the increased “homework” to keep up has been a turnoff to the GA.
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 12:20 PM
@mountainman - The confusion with MoM I'd say was likely less if you hadn't watched her show tbh, they told you what you needed to know in the film and/or if it was the first time we had seen the character of the Scarlet Witch it could stand well enough on it's own and judged by it's own merits and flaws but as I say it is more the perception of being required than the reality of it that is the real problem.

Same with the Marvels, the perception of homework required may have caused issues for some but realy nothing from the show seemed required to know in advance when watching it but it's failure at the Box office I think can be attributed to multiple things regardless where on a list of films it does or should land which isn't worth getting into, lol.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 12:23 PM
@Apophis71 - I think those of us on this site who follow this stuff regularly need to realize that 90% of the movie going audience doesn’t.

If the stuff from Loki becomes more important to the overall MCU, it needs to be explained in a way that the people who last saw him in Endgame aren’t lost. I’d argue that those story beats are more complex than what either of the previous D+ references have been.
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 12:30 PM
@mountainman - For certain with Loki but doubt they will explain more than they need to, if anything, and include narrative to explain anything needed. All that is realy needed to know is there are multiple timelines end of the day, them getting messy and pruning going on is unlikely to be required to know outside of Deadpool and Wolverine and shouldn't take much to explain (you made a mess changing the past, it was our job to clean up the mess line would suffice).

Depends if and how Loki appears in any future film realy, don't need to know how he ended up how he did as it isn't the sacred timeline version anyway.
bkmeijer1 - 4/15/2024, 1:38 PM
@mountainman - that would be a fun way to explain it. And would make sense that they recruit Deadpool to fix it since he caused it in the first place
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 1:49 PM
@mountainman - BTW was thinking about it a tad and all that would be is a Loki monologue

'The Loki you knew is dead, your arrogance that you could bend time to your will created me and it was thus my glorious purpose to prevent time itself unraveling, yet your foolishness knows no bonds and thus here we are'

That is about all that's needed as we don't realy know how or what he he was doing when he sat in the throne at the base of the world tree or what he will become as a result from the show. The specifics tween the branch created in Endgame that was pruned to where he ended up isn't needed realy for the GA.
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 2:08 PM
@Apophis71 - As long as it’s written in. Or smart movie theaters (like I know Alamo Drafthouse does this) could run a quick recap of the show before the movie.
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 2:21 PM
@mountainman - For sure, just most the plot of the series isn't needed as was more a means to an end and didn't occur in a single timeline thus not canon to any of them, just an explanation of the end point maybe, as in what Loki became, reference to how Endgame created a Loki variant and maybe with D&W a comment on pruning and what the void is.
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 4:31 PM
@mountainman - BTW going back to your original point, the first three Xmen films were supposed to be the same timeline, that ended with days of future past but if the TVA was still active at the time they would all have been pruned before any of them happened when you get to DoFP...

...setting up any character from the originals, even those who died, could be stuck in the void...

...other anomalies to the timeline going from First Class forward could easily be explained by branches created when DP used Cables device in DP 2 (as only Dark Pheonix and New mutants came after that) if they wanted but I'd lay odds they would effectively say there was two timeline (original one and the first class one) and not worry too much about minutiae but any such issues will likely be canon fodder for DP's fourth wall break jokes.

Some of them however, like a couple of Wolverines, could be made out to be entirely on their own timelines if they wanted but we shouldn't probably expect much explanation about all of that outside of the 4th wall jokes and an explanation (maybe) why certain characters are in the void which we could use if we wanted to extrapolate which films/timelines were pruned from the Fox prime timeline (that may be where Monica ended up).
mountainman - 4/15/2024, 4:38 PM
@Apophis71 - Oh I doubt that they will get into detail, but I’m looking forward to how the movie addresses it.
JFerguson - 4/15/2024, 7:46 AM
It doesn’t have to be that version but if they get this thing to shoot lasers out of its eyes to kill certain fox characters I’m down for it
HammerLegFoot - 4/15/2024, 8:16 AM
What ever happened to FlopWatchers? I was about to comment 750 million opening weekend and that made me think of him
WEAPONXOXOXO - 4/15/2024, 8:30 AM
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IAmAHoot - 4/15/2024, 8:49 AM
The Deadpool popcorn buckets (especially the HEADpool one) are surely going to have a pop-open hole on the bottom of the bucket.
dragon316 - 4/15/2024, 8:52 AM
Had to look up dune two popcorn bucket what where thinking with that one but Deadpool 3 buckets I don’t see point with holes popcorn come out of unless there trying make it look like sexual thing
marvel72 - 4/15/2024, 8:53 AM
Expect giving head jokes.
KaptainKhaos - 4/15/2024, 8:55 AM
Thanks for giving spoilers so we don't have to see the movie 🙂
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