7 best Deadpool moments, ranked

This is my casual love letter to Ryan Reynolds (and his portrayal of Deadpool) as we relive some of Deadpool's absolute best moments on the big screen as well as in comics.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL. /
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7. The X-Force (Deadpool 2)

When Deadpool decides to put together a ragtag crew of super(ish) heroes to form the X-Force in Deadpool 2, you know you're in for a treat that's going to be as unconventional as the Merc with a Mouth himself.

The recruitment montage alone is a comedic goldmine, featuring a lineup that includes the likes of Domino, whose superpower is literally just being lucky, and Peter, an ordinary guy who saw the ad and thought, "Why not?" This eclectic mix sets the stage for one of the most hilariously catastrophic missions in superhero movie history. Wade Wilson's leadership style? Think less Captain America, and more like a squirrel trying to explain quantum physics to a bunch of pigeons. It's chaotic, it's nonsensical, and it's pure Deadpool.

Then comes the mission itself, which is as ill-fated as a picnic at the Bates Motel. In a stunning turn of events that could only happen under Deadpool's command, the X-Force's first jump out of a plane is met with high winds, leading to a series of mishaps that would be tragic if they weren't so side-splittingly funny. One by one, members of the team meet their untimely - and so incredibly graphic - ends, save for Domino, because, well, she's lucky. This entire sequence is a masterclass in subverting the typical superhero landing trope, poking fun at the genre's conventions with the sharpest of wit.

This is Deadpool at his best: irreverent, unpredictable, and unapologetically over-the-top, proving that even in the world of superheroes, sometimes the best plans are the ones that go spectacularly, gloriously wrong.