MARVEL Cordially Invites You To DEADPOOL’s Wedding

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d2For the past few days Marvel has been teasing a big wedding event by releasing puzzle pieces on different websites. Once the pieces started being Photoshopped together, it started to show that a pretty impressive guest list had been assembled for the mystery wedding. There was some blood splatter on the invitations too, making a lot of us believe that things might take a sinister turn. Well things are probably going to get violent because today Marvel announced that the invitations are for the wedding of the Merc with a Mouth.

The Nerdist spoke with Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan about the big event this April. Duggan reveals that what started out as a small gag has become this big wedding spectacular:

The honest answer is that it was written into a Deadpool story, but more or less as a gag, and Jordan D. White, the editor, was like a dog with a bone. He was like, “No, no, no – this is going to be a big deal.” You know, we wrote it, so it’s not like we weren’t behind it. The fun thing has been – after his misadventures, I guess you’d call them, in North Korea, in the story arc “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” he learned a lot about himself and why he is the way he is. He doesn’t really have too much of a life. Yes, this is a knee-jerk reaction from a wounded guy to go out there and sort of do something crazy to sort of jump start a life, but there is a real emotional reason for doing it, so I think that will be the part that will resonate. Then the actual gags of the wedding will be fun too, but there is a real grounding to it, and that’s what will make it fun to explore.
As for how long she’ll be around, I’m not 100% sure, because when you get close to Deadpool, that’s maybe when I start to think about adding you in my Deadpool.

The bride is being kept a secret for now, obviously. After the events of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, we can probably assume it’s a different woman than the one our hero has been searching for. Then again, there was never confirmation that the body in the pit was her. Hmmm. My money is on a young clone of Bea Arthur. That latest arc also explains why Captain America and Wolverine are part of the ‘pools wedding party. Speaking of the wedding party, Duggan says that we probably won’t see everyone on the cover in the actual issue. Artist Scott Koblish got a little crazy with the cover and may have set a Guinness World Record:

You know, our regular inventory artist Scott Koblish, he had an idea for the cover that was a little bit of a riff on the Mary Jane and Peter cover from ’86. The wedding happened at Shea Stadium, it really did happen before a game. They had actors down there and Stan Lee, I think. He had this idea – he can do any sort of style – and just landed on this classic Marvel style and just went to town. Once he got the okay for a double-page, front-and-back cover, he just lost his mind and started drawing. He sent thumbnails to us and we just fell out of our chair. Like, are all these circles really gonna be faces? The pre-sketch was just sort of intimidating, and we said, “All right, have fun.” He did – I think there’s 245 characters on there. You really only see 244, but I believe for some reason the Living Planet is there. I think that’s the ground they’re standing on. You won’t necessarily see that many at the wedding, but the illustration is meant to be a celebration of the day. And I think it is a Guinness World Record for the most characters on one single cover.

So there you go. All the teasing the last few days has been for Deadpool‘s big day. It seems someone is finally going to make an honest man out of the regenerating degenerate. The one thing I want to know is whether or not we get a bachelor party issue? Now that would be crazy. Will you send in your RSVP? Who do you think the lucky bride is?

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