In 2016, Ryan Reynolds played the role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool for the live-action adventure movie, Deadpool. The film – about a wise-talkin’ mutant mercenary – was a huge hit with critics and audiences alike… but it wasn’t the first time Reynolds had played the character.

So, how many movies feature Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool?

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The Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movies

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Ryan Reynolds has played the role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool for three movies: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). Reynolds appeared in a small supporting role in X-Men: Origins, before being elevated to lead star of Deadpool and Deadpool 2.

In addition to the movies listed above, in December 2018 20th Century Fox released a slightly altered edition of Deadpool 2 called Once Upon a Deadpool. This version of the movie was edited for language to reduce the movie’s original ‘R’ rating down to PG-13.

While Once Upon a Deadpool does include some new material featuring the actor Fred Savage, in essence it is the same story as Deadpool 2.

Who directed the three Ryan Reynolds Deadpool films?

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Gavin Hood directed X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Tim Miller directed Deadpool and David Leitch directed Deadpool 2.

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Who are the cast of the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movies?

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Across the three movies Reynolds shares the screen with Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić Leslie Uggams and Karan Soni. 

What is the critical reception of the movies?

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According to IMDb, the three films are rated as follows:

  • Deadpool (2016) – 8/10
  • Deadpool 2 (2018) – 7.7/10
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) – 6.6/10

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