Marvel is expanding into adult party games, as Deadpool Vs The World will merge Cards Against Humanity with the Regeneratin' Degenerate. Since his debut in 1991, Deadpool has been a big hit for Marvel comics. The fourth-wall breaking mercenary spent years with a cult following before finally making the jump to the big screen in the much-maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but 2016's Deadpool gave him a more proper spotlight. Already headlining multiple comics for Marvel, the film's success has seen merchandising and name recognition for the Merc with a Mouth explode. And like the character himself, it's led to some interesting developments.
The big project on the horizon is Deadpool 2, which will debut this May and flesh out the character's corner of the XCU. The Deadpool 2 trailer proved that the change in director and rise in celebrity for the character won't change the tone of the film. With the first movie doing numbers few imagined possible for an R-Rated feature about a relatively obscure comic character, the new film is sure to be a box office smash. And to take advantage of what's sure to be a popular movie, Marvel has unveiled a new Deadpool venture.
EW has the first look at Deadpool Vs The World, an adult-oriented party game similar to Cards Against Humanity. The rules of the game aren't entirely clear, but the early look at the cards show it will involve filling in the blanks for suggestive captions and connecting them to some outlandish art of Deadpool being impaled on a dancer's pole or rubbing his rear on a cactus. The game will retail for $24.99 and arrive sometime this summer, but you can get your first look in the gallery below:
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Though their are some key differences between the new game and Cards Against Humanity, it seems that the key to winning is based around a similar model of convincing others to pick your suggestion. The use of written responses adds the potential for skewed selection, but the idea of captioning Deadpool's insanity certainly has promise. The move also proves the Disney-owned Marvel is perfectly happy to take advantage of Deadpool's increased profile.
Deadpool Vs The World isn't the only thing in the works outside of film and comics for Wade Wilson. Donald Glover and his brother are working on a Deadpool animated series for FX, expected to arrive later this year. We haven't heard much about the project, but Glover says the Deadpool series is less pressure than working in on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Glover's Atlanta has been a big hit for FX, so the comedian's work with Deadpool is almost certain to be something audiences will enjoy. Until then, Deadpool Vs The World will give fans their requisite dose of the Merc with a Mouth.
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018