Liberally seasoned with gratuitous violence and adult situations, AMC's The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on TV. Liberally seasoned with gratuitous violence and adult situations -- along with the kind of salty language basic cable can't get away with -- Deadpool is one of the most popular films of 2016 so far, and the highest grossing R-rated film in history. While their tones are wildly different, one might wonder what would happen should their two worlds collide. Thanks to a new mash-up trailer, fans can get at least a small idea of what that combo might result in.
The above mash-up combines scenes and occasional dialogue from The Walking Dead with the music, dialogue, and sound effects from the trailer for Deadpool. The resulting combination is a spectacle of violence, wacky overdubbed dialogue in serious situations it doesn't really belong in, and the ending accusation that Rick Grimes resembles an avocado that had sex with an older avocado. A scene of Rick and Michonne naked in post-coital slumber is also overdubbed with Deadpool exclaiming about touching himself, so there's that. Knowing Deadpool's penchant for both lowbrow humor and pop-culture references, the Merc With a Mouth would no doubt love this mash-up.
Of course, while the above video is amusing and well-edited, it's hard not to imagine now just how nuts an actual Deadpool crossover with The Walking Dead might be. Deadpool would immediately inject lots of -- some would argue much needed -- levity into a show often criticized for being relentlessly dour at times. Plus, Deadpool's craziness would prevent him from suffering any of the moral quandaries Rick and his group often encounter. Anyone who poses a threat to Deadpool or anyone he cares about would be eliminated, no hesitation. Of course, he'd also probably have to leave his costume on 24-7, lest folks mistake his horribly disfigured visage for that of a walker on the prowl for tasty human flesh.
On the other side of the spectrum, superpowers aside, Deadpool really wouldn't be that outlandish of an inclusion to a world containing wackos like The Governor, the cannibal murderers of Terminus, or brutal warlords like Negan. To him, they would simply be more bad guys to kill, nothing more. Plus, Deadpool would relentlessly break the fourth wall, and probably reference George Romero films a lot. He'd also probably pester Rick about when the series is finally going to end, which would confuse the hell out of Rick, since he's unaware he's a fictional character. Either way, a crossover would be a lot of fun, even if it made no sense at all.
Deadpool 2 has been greenlit, but has no confirmed release date. The Walking Dead returns for season 7 this October on AMC.
Source: AFK Anthony
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