Movie News: Ryan Reynolds Updates on DEADPOOL Film; Moving Closer?

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 24 October 2013

Movie News

Whilst a lot of people found a lot of problems with Gavin Hood’s X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool was generally praised. Yes, the character was essentially bastardised as the film went on, but there was enough in there for folks to realise that Reynolds could be gold as the merc with a mouth if given the opportunity. Since then, talk of a Deadpool solo film has constantly risen its head over the years. Well, Reynolds has been speaking to Yahoo! about where the project is at present.

Reynolds said, “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.”

He added, “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.”

When asked whether he thinks we’ll ever get to see the film, Reynolds said, “In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting 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.”

As mentioned, the script is out there in the cyber-world, so you can hunt it down easily enough if you have the urge. From what’s been said about the outline and plot so far, the film sounds like it could be excellent if given some leeway and freedom from 20th Century Fox.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Reynolds gets to wipe out the memory of the final act of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE at some point.

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