Ryan Reynolds updates on the movie that cannot be killed.
Few comic book fans were impressed by the use of the Deadpool character in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie.
Ryan Reynolds made a fine Wade Wilson, but his transformation into Deadpool was a clumsy, missed opportunity. The wisecracking mercenary of lore became a mute, charisma-free nemesis that served the film’s ham-fisted denouement and nothing else.
As a long-term fan favourite, hopes were that Deadpool might be resurrected in a film more fitting of his status and popularity in the X-Men universe. Certainly Ryan Reynolds has made his enthusiasm for a spin-off very plain, and in a recent interview, he was forthright about a project that may yet mutate from page to screen:
“[In] its current iteration, the movie’s actually very small. There's minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we're kind of presenting it to them. We're saying 'Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements."
"The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it’s very meta, I mean the character knows he's in a movie, he knows he's in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it’s kind of a risky property. But, you know, we'll see. It's actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward. "
As to the question whether the film will actually ever get made, Reynolds responded thus:
"In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it’ll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we'll see."
Deadpool is renowned for his healing abilities, but it will take all his powers to recover from the damage the studio inflicted on him first time around. We await developments with interest.
Source: Yahoo! Movies via comingsoon.net