Earlier this week, Marvel sent out teasers to all its favorite websites (except The Outhouse) advertising a big wedding event for some of its characters. As many had already guessed, the character in question is Deadpool. Always the hallmark of a good story, the wedding was originally written as a gag until Marvel Editorial decided it should be a big press event instead, as revealed to The Nerdist by writer Gerry Duggan:
N: But, let’s talk about Deadpool’s wedding. Is this a big sweeps week stunt? How long have nuptials been in the cards for Deadpool?
GD: 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.
We look forward to the eventual retconning of the marriage by Mephisto so that Deadpool can be young and hip again with his Bea Arthur references.