If box office numbers are any indication, people freakin' love Deadpool. Fox's adaptation of the Marvel Comics antihero earned more than $782 million worldwide, becoming the second-highest grossing R-rated film in history -- after "Passion of the Christ," ironically.
Bit what accounts for the popularity of the Merc With the Mouth? Marvel legend Stan Lee offered his thoughts on the subject in a video posted on the "Deadpool" movie Twitter account.
"He's like a real person. He's not like some fictional hero," explains Lee, who had a cameo in the Ryan Reynolds film as a strip club DJ. "He talks the way regular people talk. He thinks the same way. He's as disrespectful as most people are."
Check out the rest of Lee's comments in the video below.
- Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) July 26, 2016
Played by Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool first hit theaters in 2009's"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," but finally got the movie he deserved this year. Fans can revisit why they love Mr. Wilson so much with "Deadpool," available on Blu-ray and DVD.