Deadpool & Wolverine makes the protagonist's wildest dream come true

Ryan Reynolds (left) and Hugh Jackman (right) in and as Deadpool & Wolverine (Image via Marvel)
Ryan Reynolds (left) and Hugh Jackman (right) in and as Deadpool & Wolverine (Image via Marvel)

In the new movie Deadpool & Wolverine, Deadpool's biggest wish is finally starting to come true. He's always wanted to be an X-Men member, just wanting to be accepted and admired for what they do. Joining the X-Men has been Deadpool's goal since he first showed up in the Marvel universe.

But being a mutant who got his powers through experiments instead of the natural X-Gene has always been a hurdle for him. Now, teaming up with Wolverine, one of the most iconic X-Men out there, Deadpool is closer than ever to joining the team he's always wanted to be a part of.

This team-up in the movie not only gets Deadpool closer to his dream but also shows off his skills fighting alongside the mutants he looks up to.

Is Deadpool a mutant in Deadpool & Wolverine?


In the Deadpool & Wolverine comics, Wade Winston Wilson, aka Deadpool, isn't your typical mutant. His super strength and healing powers weren't something he was born with. They were given to him through some experimental tinkering by the Workshop program, specifically the Weapon X program.

In the Marvel Universe, a "mutant" is someone born with superpowers from the X-Gene. Deadpool, on the other hand, got his powers from experiments. They gave him Wolverine-like regenerative abilities that let him heal from anything. So technically, Deadpool is a "mutate" instead of a mutant because his powers weren't natural but were created through science.

Despite being different, Deadpool wants to be part of the X-Men, who are all about helping mutants and making sure they're treated fairly. But because they only accept natural-born mutants, Deadpool has a hard time fitting in. He keeps trying to join the team even before Deadpool & Wolverine, but his lack of mutant powers usually gets in the way.

Deadpool's connection with the X-Men is complicated. He's worked with them, especially Wolverine and the X-Force crew. In Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1, he rocks his classic gray suit and fights alongside the X-Men, showing off his skills even though he can be wild. His antics sometimes clash with the X-Men's more organized ways, causing some drama within the team.

Deadpool's lifelong ambition to join the X-Men before Deadpool & Wolverine


Deadpool wants to join the X-Men because he's always admired them and wants to be accepted. Even though he can be a bit of a wild card and do some questionable things, deep down he wants to be part of a group that stands for hope, unity, and equality for mutants. Deadpool relates with mutants, probably because he's been through a lot of the same struggles.

That's why he wants to join a team that fights for the underdogs, even if he can be a bit unpredictable and prone to violence. In comic storylines, Deadpool keeps trying to join the X-Men, and it's both funny and touching. One time, in Deadpool #16-18 by Daniel Way and Paco Medina, he keeps sneaking onto Utopia, the X-Men's island hangout, to ask if he can join.

Deadpool usually gets turned down because he's a bit unpredictable and his powers are sketchy. But sometimes, when he shows his heroic side and keeps bugging them, he manages to convince them to give him a chance. It's like when Cyclops finally agrees to let him join the team for a little while after Wolverine talks him into it, similar to what fans are expecting in Deadpool & Wolverine.

The movie Deadpool & Wolverine is set to come out in the US on July 26, 2024, as part of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Quick Links

App download animated image Get the free App now