…and what he does is kill a lot of people. Of course, one might say the Deadpool also cracks wise, and that’s he’s more than competent at that — one might even say “the best” — but this new Deadpool-centric trailer for Activision’s Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 just focuses on the killing and not so much the joking. I’m not sure what this actually shows about the game other than possibly flashier superpower moves, but since 9/10ths of the TR readership is composed of Deadpool fanatics, neither you nor I likely give a shit. Thanks to MyNoNos for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.