If I asked you what card game Deadpool was most likely to play, the smart ones among you would almost certainly say Cards Against Humanity.
The blend of their humour is pretty much a match made in heaven, so it was only a matter of time before the two pillars of pop culture united in perfect harmony.
The game, called ‘Deadpool Vs The World’ comes from USAopoly, a games company who specialise in custom twists on classic games.
Speaking to EW, the company explained a similar set up to CAH, in which the ‘WTF’ card is flipped over and players must select a wet-erase ‘Caption’ card from their hand to fill in the blank.
The wittiest response wins, according to USAopoly, who said:
Winning requires players to tread outside of their comfort zone and fill in the blanks of cards that elicit inappropriate responses, ensuring outcomes of surprise, shock and outbursts of laughter.
The game is hitting stores this summer, costing $24.95 – it’s the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening with friends after popping to the cinema to see Deadpool 2.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Deadpool has become a cultural phenomenon pretty much unmatched in the modern zeitgeist, so it was no surprise when Fox studios wanted to capitalise on the adoration and announced a sequel to the film.
Speaking to Slash Film, producer Simon Kinberg said:
I think Deadpool 2 will comment on anything that’s happening in movies today especially in superhero movies.
The sort of glut or saturation of these movies and the proliferation of sequels is definitely something we’ll play around with.
Deadpool isn’t the only one who has been getting busy recently; Ryan Reynolds has also been upping his output on social media.
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Perhaps the best thing he’s posted so far is the incredibly touching series of pictures of himself – in character – as Deadpool, with children from the Make A Wish Foundation.
The kids came to the set of the upcoming Deadpool 2 to meet their hero and the pictures are incredible.
Writing on Instagram, Reynolds wrote:
Deadpool kicked cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day. These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of super-brave kids.
They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile.
One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass is welcoming @makeawishamerica and @childrenswishfoundation onto set. Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day. These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions.) ??⚔️
People absolutely loved the message and everything about the post, it kind of proved just how great Ryan Reynolds is, not that we didn’t already know.
Yet as always, there was one naysayer who couldn’t help but point out Deadpool is an R-rated movie and as such, children shouldn’t be watching it.
The commenter wrote:
Guys Deadpool is R rated movie and those kids are watching it… I think something is wrong here…
Reynolds wasted no time in coming back to the comment, pointing out something very important about the children:
Yup. Deadpool is Rated R. If my kid went through a fraction of the sh*t these kids deal with daily, I think they can watch whatever they like.
That’s just my .02 cents.
Incredible. There’s not really any comeback to that.