Man I never thought I’d hear any information about the Deadpool movie ever again since there’s been next to no information about it since X-Men: First Class was popular back 2011. But now Ryan Reynolds has surfaced and given us comic book fans something to think about, here’s the article from superherohype:
“20th Century Fox has been taking its sweet time making a movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel Comics’ “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool, following his appearance in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but with a popular Marvel Now! comic and a video game on the way, one would think now would be the best time to move forward with the movie. There’s already a script written by Zombieland creators Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese and FX guy Tim Miller has been attached to direct the movie for some time as well, so what is happening with it?
In an Empire Podcast appearance by Reynolds to talk about his upcoming DreamWorks Animation film The Croods, Reynolds explained why it may be a long time before we see the movie they want to make:
“I love Deadpool and there is a script that’s in development. But it’s so, so far into the R-rated zone… it’s a nearly NC-17 world and I just don’t know if the studio would ever risk their reputation doing it. We’ve been developing it and we would never wanna do it unless you could it that R-rated way, so... You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but it’s about a guy who knows he’s in a movie and knows he’s in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent, and that’s tough to get by a studio.”
Probably the most interesting thing Reynolds tells them is that the movie might even address the odd version of Deadpool seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, something which angered many fans of the popular Marvel character.
“In the current iteration of the script, it doesn’t address Wolverine – though it does address Deadpool’s appearance in Wolverine. Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine. He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him,” Reynolds told them.
The planning for a Deadpool movie, which Empire surmises may need to generate a Kickstarter campaign to ever happen, even goes so far as them throwing around a few marketing ideas, as Reynolds said, “I’ve always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer, so that’s a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that.”“
It seems like this movie is still in the pre-production stages and is wanting to go ahead but there varying factors to take into consideration. It seems like the writers along with Reynolds want the spirit of the character to be intact and keep all of his funny and violence tendencies intact, however they’re wondering if 20th Century Fox would go ahead with an R/NC-17-rated film. I think the comic book fans and critics alike would flock to the cinema to see this. It would be like Dredd or Watchmen, something different, experimental and worth a try considering the current state of superhero films that don’t go that extra mile to give film audiences something different. I reckon 20th Century Fox should just go ahead with it, it’d be badass.
Now regarding the fact that Deadpool would address the version of himself in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I dunno how I’d feel about it. I guess it’d be funny to see him rip into his own performance in another film, but to address it means that it’d actually be linked together, that they were the same character and I dunno if I could accept that. I mean we all saw that disgrace that was in the first Wolverine film who looked more like a masked version of Baraka from Mortal Kombat than any version of Deadpool in existence. Well it’d be interesting to see how that works out but I would prefer that the versions of Deadpool be left separate. Anyways it sounds like things are on the right lines, however I would like to see the film get pushed up in the production line and actually start happening yo!