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Is the character played by Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine the same as the character played by Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming movie Deadpool?

Or is the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie set in a different universe than the Deadpool movie [The Marvel Cinematic Universe vs. The X-Men Cinematic Universe]?

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    Do you mean, is the character played by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine the same as the character played by Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming Deadpool movie, or if the character he played in Origins was meant to be the comic book character Deadpool? Dec 14, 2015 at 3:12
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    Have you done any research at all? Even looked at the Deadpool Wikipedia page?
    – Catija
    Dec 14, 2015 at 3:20

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I'm assuming that you're asking if the character of Wade from X-Men: Origins is the same character as Deadpool in the upcoming movie Deadpool.

To quote from CinemaBlend's review of the movie's script

Of course there’s a problem in turning Deadpool into a movie, it’s a problem caused by X-Men Origins: Wolverine where the character was first introduced, abused, ruined, and then killed. This script eliminates that problem brilliantly by, well, mocking it. The script never comes right out and mentions Wolverine, it’s all accomplished through one specific subtle reference, which says everything that needs to be said. It’s as though the character of Deadpool exists in a world where Wolverine is a movie that he’s seen, and hates. Deadpool literally throws everything Wolverine did to screw up this character in the trash can, and then spends the rest of the movie endlessly poking fun at the celebrity of Hugh Jackman.

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  • Of course, I guess that script might not necessary bear precise resemblance to what makes it on-screen. Dec 14, 2015 at 9:54
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    @Paul I don't have the quote, but someone involved said that it's 30% different.
    – ibid
    Dec 14, 2015 at 15:31

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