Deadpool Director Tim Miller Talks About Why He Isn’t Worried About The Full Face Mask

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Who else is super excited for the Deadpool movie?

Like show of hands because I’m freaking excited for this film.

Ryan Reynolds is pretty much perfectly cast in the role, but the trailer pretty much promises everything we wanted in a Deadpool movie. I’m pretty amped up about what we will be seeing and learning about in the coming months of the film’s release.

One of the things that seems to surprise a good chunk of my non-comic book friends is that Deadpool wears a full face mask. That it seems to have carried over to the film.

I explain that well he wears the mask so as not to put people off to his appearance, which due to cancer combined with super healing abilities, has not been kind.

Or as Weasel (T.J. Miller) puts it.

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Credit: Giphy

Most people, however, are usually concerned about using superheroes with a full mask because it makes it hard to see the actor’s emotion on their face. So there does seem to be rules.

Like how Spider-Man could lose his mask in a big one on one battle, but never in public or with someone who knows him nearby.

Director Tim Miller, however, has zero concern about this for Deadpool.

On Adi Shankar’s The Bootleg Universe Pitch Show, Miller said: “If Deadpool were a different type of character, it would be difficult to portray emotion. But Deadpool is running at the mouth the whole time. You almost don’t need to see his face because he’s telling you how he feels constantly.”

So basically because Deadpool never shuts up (and dear God do we love him for it), it makes it easier to have the full face mask on.

I can see that.

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Credit: Tumblr

Deadpool will be released on February 12th, 2016.

Bec Heim