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Wouldn't you think he's the merc, the merc who has everything?
"No one's slick as Deadpool, no one's quick as Deadpool,
No one punches you right in the dick like Deadpool!"
Deadpool, "Deadpool: The Musical"
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"Deadpool: The Musical" and "Deadpool: The Musical 2" are short fan films starring Deadpool and other Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, who fight mooks while parodying songs from Disney animated films. In the first film, Deadpool strokes his ego and dodges insults during a bar brawl while singing "Deadpool," a parody of "Gaston" from Beauty and the Beast. In the second, Deadpool grows dissatisfied with solo slaughter and tries to join several superhero teams; they sing parodies from Moana, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Mulan.

The first film was released on March 22, 2017 and the second on July 10, 2018. Deadpool was portrayed when acting and singing by Michael S. Parker, who was the executive producer for both films. Julian Higgins was the director and a co-producer, among other roles. Paul Bianchi was the writer, the production designer, and a co-producer. The stunt/action coordinator, fight choreographer, and Wolverine performer, Brian Danner, also co-produced. The second film had a story by Bianchi, Danner, Higgins, and Parker.

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The films can be viewed on the "Deadpool: The Musical" website, YouTube channel, Facebook page, or Twitter. As Deadpool warns, they are Not Safe for Work due to violence and language.

Not to be confused with the similarly-named comic story "Deadpool: The Musical!" from Deadpool vol. 2 #49.1.


"Deadpool: The Musical" 1 & 2 provide examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Deadpool hits on multiple characters, male and female, much to their disgust.
    • "Deadpool: The Musical":
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    • "Deadpool: The Musical 2":
      • During "No Chance in Hell", Deadpool pops up behind Rogue and Cyclops, and shoves Cyclops out of the way to suggest a "little skin-on-skin contact". Rogue responds by punching him.
      • Deadpool, who is wearing a Wolverine costume hoodie over his own costume, saunters up to Wolverine, who has his claws extended, and offers to "impale" Wolverine. Wolverine threatens to claw Deadpool mid-sentence.
      • In the first verse of "A Whole New Team", Deadpool piggybacks on Iron Man in flight and sings, "I can show you my sword, and I don't mean my katana." Deadpool continues hitting on the exasperated Iron Man for the rest of his lines.
      • During "Be a Team", Black Widow observes "don't know if we're friends or if I'm a fool," Deadpool hopefully wonders, "with benefits!?"
      • Deadpool's Spider-Man crush from the first film continues; when Spider-Man shows up, Deadpool hollers invoked"Spideypool!" and holds up an "I [heart] Spidey!" sign.
  • Affectionate Parody: The characters and tropes from Deadpool, various other Marvel comics and films, and Disney are parodied with love.
  • And Here He Comes Now: In "Deadpool: The Musical", Deadpool sings "if Spider-Man were here," and Spider-Man drops down from the ceiling before Deadpool finishes singing, "that'd be really cool." Deadpool is thrilled when he sees Spider-Man has come.
  • Anything That Moves: In both films, Deadpool is an abhorrent admirer of men and women, humans and mutants, nice people and assholes, masked or unmasked. He also sings about pleasuring himself with a stuffed unicorn and an Infinity Gauntlet fleshlight.
  • Big "NO!": The response of Black Widow, Rogue and Psylocke when Deadpool asks them to spoon and watch Conan with him.
  • Bring My Red Jacket: Unlike straight examples, example  Deadpool in "Deadpool: The Musical 2" sing-threatens mooks that he wears red to hide their blood after he kills them all.
  • Delicious Distraction: Deadpool gets distracted mid-singing in "Deadpool: The Musical" when he sees a chimichanga and gives its would-be eater a fork-impaled palm to steal it.
  • Dramatic Spotlight: In "Deadpool: The Musical", Deadpool steps away from the bar brawl and a bright spotlight shines on him while he reminisces about humping his stuffed unicorn every morning.
  • Faceless Goons: Lampshaded in "Deadpool: The Musical 2":
    • As Deadpool faces the stunt performers surrounding him for "I'm Deadpool", he sings:
      Deadpool: You faceless goons are always unprepared.
    • During "Be a Team", the Hand are described as "hordes of faceless bad guys from a ninja clan."
  • Flipping the Bird: When Iron Man drops Deadpool, the latter makes this gesture as he falls down from the sky.
  • Fun with Subtitles: The subtitle tracks include bonus jokes during the end credits.
    • In "Deadpool: The Musical", there are more innuendos and a chimichanga recipe.
    • In "Deadpool: The Musical 2", there are conversational remarks to the audience and a spoiler warning because the mid-credits scene gives away the ending of Avengers: Infinity War, followed by a "recipe" using Aviation Gin (owned by Deadpool's film actor, Ryan Reynolds) and trivia about one of the props.
  • Groin Attack:
    • In "Deadpool: The Musical", Deadpool drops to his knees and sings as he acts out the lyrics, "No-one punches you right in the dick like Deadpool!" He leaves his victim clutching his groin in pain.
    • During the "I'm Deadpool" song from "Deadpool: The Musical 2", Deadpool uses a slingshot that strikes with a carnival game bell sound as he sings, "I hit this guy, right in the nuts, why do the fans seem to like that so much?"
    • Black Widow's response to Deadpool's hopeful friends "with benefits!?" quip is to use her baton to electrocute him in his crotch.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The plot of "Deadpool the Musical 2" has Deadpool seeking out a team that will accept him. At the end of the video, he finally finds one in the Disney Princesses.
  • Incredibly Obvious Bomb: In "Deadpool the Musical 2":
    • Thanks to Deadpool Tampering with Food and Drink to disguise a bomb as a foil-wrapped chimichanga, he hands a disguised bomb off to an unsuspecting mook. When the mook removes the covering, he realizes he's holding an obvious explosive device complete with a countdown clock that's about to hit zero. He doesn't react in time before he and the surrounding mooks are blown up.
    • Deadpool has a collection of grenades branded with his logo — "thingamabombs" — and a larger explosive device with the countdown clock facing the audience. He's startled when he notices the clock has been counting down as he sings, and hastily tosses his thingamabombs behind him to stop the countdown.
  • Losing Your Head: In "Deadpool: The Musical", Deadpool demonstrates that he's "especially good at decapitating!" by removing a mook's head via katana, and the severed head sings in response: "Heads roll for Deadpool!"
  • Mooks: Dozens of stunt performers get their interchangeable asses kicked by Deadpool and the superheroes.
    • "Deadpool: The Musical" uses nameless patrons of a Bad-Guy Bar for a bar brawl. The only one who gets identified in the credits is called "Beheaded".
    • "Deadpool: The Musical 2"
      • In the opening scene, Deadpool kills the first round of mooks before gun-wielding guards surround him. He asks if any of them saw the first Deadpool musical and warns them he "merc'd, like, twenty of you stunt guys."
      • Deadpool and the X-Men battle Morlock mooks (Mooklocks?) who are no particular characters, with the exception of their recognizable leader, Callisto.
      • Thanks to the ninja masks for The Hand costumes, mooks who previously exposed their faces can return as faceless goons.
  • The Musical: As the name "Deadpool: The Musical" says, these films are short musicals. They open with dialogue before transitioning into singing while brawling; the "Deadpool: The Musical 2" characters have short conversations as they transition between songs.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: Partway through the final song in "Deadpool: The Musical 2", the ensemble sings, "What happens now that we're owned by Disney?" The singers and soundtrack abruptly stop for a beat and the massive brawl pauses; someone awkwardly coughs before everyone resumes singing and fighting.
  • No Animals Were Harmed: Both films parody this in their end credits:
    • "Deadpool: The Musical":
      No actual unicorns were harmed in the making of this non-profit, non-commercial fan film.
      Just gently loved.
    • "Deadpool: The Musical 2":
      One Fleshlight was harmed during the making of this film.
  • No Fourth Wall: The Deadpool character across various canon portrayals usually lacks or often breaks the fourth wall, and that holds true for these fan films. Unlike those canon works, these musicals give other characters medium awareness, too.
    • "Deadpool: The Musical":
      • Deadpool hears the soundtrack start, looks around the Bad-Guy Bar for where it's coming from, and says, "Ooo, was that a musical cue?"
      • After the bartender starts insulting him through song, Deadpool addresses the audience and says, "I've always wanted to be in a musical!"
      • Deadpool's white inner voice box from the Deadpool comics speaks up to compliment him after he admires how Spider-Man's tights fit him, and he thanks it.
    • "Deadpool: The Musical 2":
      • Deadpool's white and yellow inner voice boxes from the comics join him as backup singers during "I'm Deadpool".
      • After Jubilee tells Deadpool he's not a superhero, he's an actual murderer, Deadpool turns to the camera for a heel realization as music starts to play. Jubilee is annoyed that he took her words as a cue to start singing, but he shoves her aside to begin "Part of a Team".
      • Exaggerated during "Part of a Team". Deadpool sings "breaking fourth walls only goes so far" as he walks to his bedroom set's fourth wall, which has a "closed set" warning sign on it that's been scribbled out in favor of "fourth wall" and an arrow pointing to the set door. He opens the door to walk backstage and startles the actual film crew and producers who were watching the live filming feed. They all hastily scatter as he fires his gun at the ceiling, except one unflappable camera operator whose eyes stay fixed on the equipment.
      • After exchanging insults with Puck, Deadpool turns to the audience with a comment on Puck's attitude.
      • The "Be a Team" ensemble holds up one of the dead Hand ninjas and requests that the audience "please turn this dead guy into a meme."
      • At the time this fan film was made, the mix of Marvel characters seen in "Be a Team" had their official film and television rights scattered across multiple companies note . Partway through the song, the ensemble sings, "What happens now that we're owned by Disney?" There's a musicalis interruptus for a beat and an awkward cough before they resume as if nothing happened.
  • Off with His Head!: Deadpool enjoys beheading mooks with his katanas, and both films play it for black comedy; the first has a losing your head gag and the second plays severed head sports.
  • Only a Flesh Wound:
    • In "Deadpool: The Musical", Deadpool's reaction to getting shot through his gloveless hand is swearing, letting the audience see through the hole, shooting the shooter, then putting his glove back on over the injured hand like it's just an annoyance.
    • In "Deadpool: The Musical 2," Deadpool isn't fazed by gunshot wounds and simply covers them with cute bandages on top of his costume, and he isn't slowed down after falling from the sky.
  • invokedThe Other Darrin: When Deadpool finds Jubilee tied to a chair after he finishes the first song in "Deadpool: The Musical 2", he asks her who she is and discusses why he asked:
    Deadpool: Who in the cameo are you supposed to be?
    Jubilee: I'm Jubilee! I'm an X-Man, you moron. Are you gonna take this power-dampening collar off or—
    Deadpool: No-no-no, mean girl, I mean which one are you? After all, you're played by a different Asian actress in every X-Men movie.
    Jubilee: [a different Asian actress] I don't know what you're talking about.
    Deadpool: Fuckknuckles! You did it again!
  • Pass the Popcorn: Deadpool has a theater box of popcorn and 3D glasses when he watches the superheroines fight the mooks in "Deadpool: The Musical". He starts throwing handfuls of popcorn towards his mouth... his mask-covered mouth, so the popcorn bounces off and scatters everywhere.
  • Pelvic Thrust: A cringing mook in "Deadpool: The Musical 2" gets threatened at gunpoint to agree that Deadpool's junk, which Deadpool thrusts at the mook's eye level, looks great in his suit.
  • Potty Failure: In "Deadpool: The Musical 2", Deadpool interrupts his singing to comment in disgust when he realizes one mook's Quaking with Fear led to a puddle on the floor.
  • Put Their Heads Together: Rogue does this to two of her opponents right after delivering a Big "NO!" to Deadpool in the first film.
  • Quaking with Fear: Deadpool sings about the mooks' shaking knees early in "I'm Deadpool" from "Deadpool: The Musical 2", just before one mook's fear causes a potty failure.
    Deadpool: [singing] You're face-to-mask with Deadpool and you're scared,
    You feel your knees start to shake — [spoken] Did you just piss?!
  • Record Needle Scratch: As soon as the bar patrons see Deadpool enter at the start of "Deadpool: The Musical", the music playing in the bar comes to a needle-scratching stop and the patrons look at him in displeasure.
  • Severed Head Sports: In "Deadpool: The Musical 2", Deadpool beheads a mook with his katana and sends the severed head flying into a makeshift basketball hoop labeled "heads only!" The basket head sets off a goal buzzer, air horn, and lights, and Deadpool celebrates the shot and says the setup time paid off.
  • Song Parody: One in "Deadpool: The Musical", and several in "Deadpool: The Musical 2", all parodying songs from Disney animated films:
  • The Stinger:
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: In "Deadpool: The Musical 2", Deadpool tosses to a confused mook what appears to be a foil-wrapped chimichanga labeled "extra spicy!" Instead of ditching it or not catching it, the mook waits several seconds to unwrap the foil and reveals it's not drugged or poisoned; it's a lettuce-garnished incredibly obvious bomb and the countdown is about to hit zero. He freezes in fear and the bomb blows up him and the surrounding mooks.
  • Twist Ending: Deadpool tries to join different superhero teams throughout "Deadpool: The Musical 2". It ends when Captain America asks post-fight where Deadpool is, and Deadpool emerges flanked by Moana, Elsa, Snow White, Ariel, Belle, and Cinderella, and wearing a princess costume over his own costume. He announces, "Deadpool, Team Princess: confirmed!"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In "Deadpool: The Musical 2", Deadpool kills dozens of mooks in a warehouse decorated with anti-mutant posters before locating mutant prisoner Jubilee, who is tied to a chair wearing a power-dampening collar. He fully expects her to applaud his heroics as he frees her, but she calls him out instead and triggers his heel realization:
    Jubilee: Don't think saving me is going to win you any points with the X-Men. You're not a superhero, you're an actual murderer.

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