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Gamescom 2012: Deadpool Interview - Busting Through the Fourth Wall With Sean Miller
Written Monday, September 03, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Deadpool has been breaking the fourth wall in Marvel comic books for years, forging his career as gun for hire with his Wolverine-like healing factor and sharp tongued wit. He's progressively risen in popularity in recent years too, with several of his own solo comic book series' and a role in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Now he's set to be the star of his very own video game, lampooning the Marvel universe, movies, music and whatever else is fair game. He's not called the 'Merc with a mouth' for no reason, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron developer is making every effort to bring the character to life in Deadpool.

Hanging out in Activision's press area in the Gamescom business centre, we were able to grab a few minutes to talk to Deadpool's Game Director, Sean Miller about bringing Deadpool to consoles, breaking the fourth wall and getting the character just right for the fans. Check out our interview with Miller, and read our first look preview for more.




 
 

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Comment #1 by Vectorman953
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:55:38 PM
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I wouldn't call myself a hardcore deadpool fan, nor am I one of those "day one purchase" kind of people, but I will definitely be keeping my eye on this one.
The transformers videogames were really good, so I think there's a lot of possibility here


Plus it's not a movie tie-in, and that's all I could really ever ask for.


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Comment #2 by Jack Flak
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:06:27 PM
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I for one AM a hardcore Deadpool fan, and can't wait!


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Comment #3 by Zmoke
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:09:08 PM
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Realistic, action-packed comic hero game. I'm into this one!


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Comment #4 by PhoenixTemplar
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:26:07 PM
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^ Realistic?


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Comment #5 by KyKy
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:57:36 PM
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Really enjoyed the Transformers games, hopefully they can do Deadpool the justice he derservves.


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Comment #6 by Sarcastro
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:16:30 PM
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Dear X360A.ORG, your audio sucks, and is difficult to hear in the interview. I recommend you improve in this area.

Sincerely,

Everyone who took the time to watch the Deadpool video.


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Comment #7 by Qwertybob
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:26:00 PM
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I will gave my life savings to an article about the Deadpool game that doesn't feature the phrase "breaking the forth wall" or "the merc with a mouth".


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Comment #8 by cheevo360
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:50:59 PM
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Hopeful this one will be good as other High Moon games like Transformers: WoC and FoC, Darkwatch and ROBERT LUDLUM’S: THE BOURNE CONSPIRACY. :)


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Comment #9 by Dlark17
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 05:31:00 PM
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I think honestly the make-or-break is really going to come down to that sort of idle chat stage business. Yeah, having him break the fourth wall is great, but they have to make this character feel alive at all times. If you hear the same one-liner twenty times while you play through, that's not Deadpool. What they said about him reacting to the situations, characters, and even the player is going to be wildly important to this game. With things like "Eat Lead," we've treaded some of these waters before, but never gotten it 100% right.
Deadpool needs that polish or the IP is doomed.

So far though, with what they've said and what I've seen... I'm hopeful and super-stoked! My boy's gettin' his own video game, baby! (Now if only Ryan can get that movie movin forward...)


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Comment #10 by eiVaL
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:56:05 PM
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dont know much about him, i used to use him in my team in MUA basically cause of his outfit and weapons along with his sarcasm.

hopefully this game represents him well with good gameplay, something between Batman Arkham, Amazing Spider-man or X-Men Origins Wolverine


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Comment #11 by asilent boom
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:15:37 PM
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I hope this game sales well, it'd be a shame to see Activision close down another quality development studio.


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Comment #12 by Spanish Assault
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:33:02 PM
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This is so overdue.....

If the fucking Green Lantern can get a game....well then Dead Pool should have a 2nd trilogy coming out right about now.


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Comment #13 by JuanPabloSmoker
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:32:05 AM
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Maybe I'm being thick and I can kinda guess but someone please clear up what "breaking the fourth wall" means.

I ain't afraid to look stupid on the Internet!


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Comment #14 by Zmoke
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:33:39 AM
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@4: Yep, that was pure sarcasm.

@12: Green Lantern is a character of DC (Warner Bros.), Deadpool is of Marvel.


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Comment #15 by PSYCHOxCHIBI
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:50:35 AM
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Im a huge Deadpool fan and am really hoping to see some classic characters from his first comicbook series like Blind Al and Jerry the homeless guy whom DP would sit in the park with and have deep conversations with!

Im also hoping to see some of the darker side of Deadpool. He wasn't always sarcasm and funny, he'd get rather deep in emotion and seriousness from time to time, though if all the screenshots and interviews released have anything to say about that happening itd point to the very unlikely side of being in the game.

Also I hope they give DP better villians to face off against then he had in most of his comic series. Rhino and homocidal high school twins are easily E-List villians. Itd be great to see him up against bette enemies, also at least one Wolverine boss fight is a must. I wonder if having the Deadpool Corps in the game is asking too much? HEADPOOL! XD


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Comment #16 by merc mcguirk
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:52:34 AM
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@13 it is referring to the wall between the "viewer" and the "actors". Basically it means that the actors in a tv show, movie, game are aware that they are in a story and often make light of the situation.


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Comment #17 by JuanPabloSmoker
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 06:21:22 AM
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Thank you 16, that's what I thought


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Comment #18 by Iceskater101
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:14:49 AM
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I really liked deadpool in marvel ultimate alliance, so I feel I would like him in this game. I think its cool how they are making a superhero game that is random and not tied to any movies. This looks promising.


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Comment #19 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 12:41:00 PM
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Funny enough, I have not heard of him until first game announcment, but I can't help feeling like this is aimed at more immature part of audience=)


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Comment #20 by Bajan Elite
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 07:35:06 PM
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@11 Why would Activision close down High Moon Studios if Deadpool doesn't do good. Are you not familiar with Transformers: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron? No doubt another in this series will come out. High Moon Studios is fine.


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Comment #21 by Leviathan v2
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 09:59:48 AM
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I'm with #1 :)


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Comment #22 by AirborneRichard
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 01:46:31 PM
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@19 Don,t worry i think most of our american users or those familiar with the comic heroes of marvel ect, forget we in europe not know to many of those super heroes or how many there are ;) We mostly know Superman,Hulk,Batman,Spiderman ect, but to be honest Deadpool wasn,t in my list of caracters i know from marvel, but now i do :) And as far i did some research now on the caracter it def has a great potential to be an great game and with Transformer game fame studio High Moon behind it it must be good.


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Comment #23 by Axel 360
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 09:11:57 PM
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@22 I´m from Europe and perfectly know the character, even more than boring Superman. Almost every Deadpool comic has been already been publish at least here, in Spain. Some people don´t know the character, but this days, an american comic reader and a european can have exactly the same idea about the character. And he´s not an obscure character by any means.

@19 The character is immature, some stories are too, some others don´t. I really don´t think we already have seen enough of the game to start point out flaws that none of us knows if they even exist.


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Comment #24 by NightReflection
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 08:58:37 AM
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@7 It looks like you can die a happy rich man/woman! The reason "The Merc with a Mouth" is listed in pretty much every article is because thats his secondary name just like Wolverine is also known as Weapon X, and he is of only a few characters that have been made/created/scripted to "break the forth wall" whether that be in any video game he's been in and is also rumored to do in his own movie due next year.


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Comment #25 by zr122
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:24:36 AM
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I would love to get this game, but I probably won't. Why? BECAUSE OF NOLAN FUCKING NORTH. The guy uses the exact same voice for every character. Deadpool sounds like Nathan Drake (Uncharted), who sounds like Desmond Miles (Assassin's Creed), who sounds like the main character from Dark Void, ad infinitum.

Fucking Nolan North.


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Comment #26 by Aussie27Legend
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 10:27:41 AM
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I'm very excited for this game!


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Comment #27 by Qbert17
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:43:16 PM
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Hope it's good


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