Australia Uses Deadpool And Stan Lee To Name New Bug Species

Pretty fly for a comic book guy.

Deadpool Stan Lee

After the discovery of several new bug species, the Australian CSIRO have named them after Deadpool, Stan Lee.

It looks like Deadpool has officially flown into the real world in true Wade Wilson style as the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization names a new species after the Merc with a Mouth, as well as naming another after the legendary Marvel icon, Stan Lee. Shortly before the news, Ryan Reynolds joked about why Deadpool 3 hasn’t arrived yet by remembering the anniversary of the original footage of the first film leaking online.

The pair of flies are in the robber fly family according to the CSIRO, and thanks to the Daptolestes leei’s resemblance to the late Marvel legend Stan Lee, it’s easy to see why the organization honored the creative by naming the insect after him. Eptymology student and comic artist Isabella Robinson picked the names, and chose Deadpool for the Humorlethalis sergius. Take a look at Dr. Bryan Lessard explaining the meaning behind the name below.

“Deadpool fly is an assassin with markings on its back that resembles Deadpool’s mask. We chose the name Humorolethalis sergius. It sounds like lethal humour and is derived from the Latin words humorosus, meaning wet or moist, and lethalis meaning dead.”

Take a look at the Deadpool fly and the Stan Lee fly below.

Deadpool Stan Lee Fly

Deadpool Stan Lee

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Here is the synopsis for Deadpool 2:

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.

Deadpool 2 is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Deadpool franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!

Source: CSIRO

Eammon Jacobs

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