A few days after the first invitations arrived, we know which Marvel hero's heading to the altar.
On Monday a few puzzling invites to a major event featuring a gathering of many Marvel heroes started to making the rounds on the 'net, and the blood splattered across the teasers had many guessing that Marvel was about to go all Game of Thrones on us and slaughter someone at the chapel. Though we still don't know how bloody this affair might end up being, now, thanks to Nerdist, we at least know who's putting a ring on it.
That's right, boys and girls, the groom is none other than the Merc with a Mouth himself, Deadpool, and he's got quite a few friends on hand to help him celebrate. Based on where everyone's standing, it looks like Cable's the best man and She-Hulk is the maid of honor, but the amusing details of this massive wraparound cover by Scott Koblish (click here to see it really big) don't stop there. You might notice that the groomsmen also include Rocket Raccoon (who's still armed), Wolverine and Steve Rogers, who came with both his shield and a red, white and blue tie. Nightcrawler, back from the dead at last, is also looking quite dapper as he officiates this momentous union. There's a little bit of chaos going on in the top left corner, the Asgardians are giving a full salute (with Beta Ray Bill among them), Johnny Storm can't stop bugging Ben Grimm, and even Ghost Rider snuck in the back. Yes, this image has plenty of fun to offer any Marvel fan, but why is this auspicious occasion happening in the first place? Deadpool co-writer Gerry Duggan explains:
"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," Duggan said. "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."
So, we know who the groom is, and we sort of know why Wade Wilson's heading to the altar, but there are still plenty of questions left to answer. Who's the bride? Will the ceremony be bloodshed-free? Will there be chimichangas at the reception? Find out when Deadpool #27 hits comic shops everywhere this April.