Ryan Reynolds Talks DEADPOOL Which Continues to Tiptoe Forward

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While studios and audiences are well aware that comicbook properties are today’s hot tickets, some of those characters remain risky propositions.  Case in point: Marvel’s Deadpool, a violent and mentally unstable mercenary who eventually appeared in X-Force comics and was played on screen by Ryan Reynolds in Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Known as the “Merc with a Mouth”, Deadpool has a knack for breaking the fourth wall in the comics, a trait that would be carried over into the necessarily R-rated film.  Since one of those scripted meta mentions would include calling out Fox studio executives by name, it’s plain to see why the bigwigs are hesitant to put serious cash behind the picture.  However, that’s not to say that progress on Deadpool isn’t marching slowly forward.  Hit the jump for more.

ryan-reynolds-deadpoolDuring a recent press tour for his animated movie, Turbo, Reynolds talked openly about the progress of Deadpool, including the scope, rating and content of the picture.  Here’s what Reynolds had to say (via JoBlo):

“[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 [age certificate] 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. 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.”

With Jeff Wadlow scripting an X-Force movie that has Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld attached to consult, it’s possible that Fox’s mega-mutant movie will get off the ground first as a test to see whether Deadpool and Cable spin-offs would be a worthwhile venture.  In other words, I’d be surprised if we saw either of those standalone characters in films before X-Force’s planned debut in 2016.

 




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  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Get Robert Rodriguez in with his Troublemaker Studio company to do this. It would be a great relationship and get Rodriguez making real films again instead of that Machete crap that he’s been wasting his time on.

    • JP

      Actually I think a couple years ago Rodriguez was in talks to direct but passed on it. Or maybe that was just a rumor.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        No you are right they did offer him the gig, which he loved the script, but passed as he had other commitments. I believe this was back in ’09. So maybe that he has now finished his Machete series and Sin City 2 maybe he might have time to fit this in now. Between Machete and the Spy Kids series he really needs to jump back into making great action flicks again. I loved Desperado & From Dusk til Dawn.

    • Damn

      Jesus Christ, i never thought of that … but YES! Rodriguez & Deadpool seem like a perfect fit!
      And i am SO sick and tired of the guy who made Sin City make crap like Machete over and over again. We get it . . . he’s mexican. Now can we move on?

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Get Robert Rodriguez in with his Troublemaker Studio company to do this. It would be a great relationship and get Rodriguez making real films again instead of that Machete crap that he’s been wasting his time on.

  • Norrtron

    Kill it, just kill it now! Honestly, is there one person out there that wants so see a version of that shitty Deadpool with his own movie? Just reboot it with anyone besides Ryan Reynolds.

  • kim

    Rodriguez would be cool but the guy who came on to direct, Tim Miller, I have this hunch he is the next awesome big director. He hasn’t made a movie yet but he did the opening credit sequence for the girl with the dragon tattoo and he did that awesome teaser for “The Goon” with David Fincher:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyg0QlQcaQw

    I think we’re in for a treat

  • ʝoe Dimþleš ßloggs

    Is he still on about this? Just forget it. It’ll stink anyway given that he’s starring.

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