DEADPOOL Movie Still Isn’t Dead According To Tim Miller
Ryan Reynolds, who is still attached to play the title character in the long-gestating Deadpool movie, gave us a brief update on the flick not long ago, saying that the film is still being worked on and still has some life, adding that it’s the “hard R-rating” that is proving to be the hold up on the film. As any fan of the character would tell you, it’s a necessary element to have the film be R-rated, anything else won’t do the anti-hero justice. Earlier this summer, another violent and foul (so say most mothers) comic book movie, Kick Ass 2, took to theaters and proved to have a rather “meh” showing. That doesn’t seem to keep Tim Miller, who is slated to direct the potential Deadpool film, from thinking the project will work.
AMC Movie News (via Latino Review) was able to speak to Miller about the status of the film, who said that the film is closer to being made than it was just two months ago and they are still pushing and hoping for that all important green light from Fox.
“We will never give up! Deadpool is still alive and we’re just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly f***ing awesome film this would be. Ryan is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light.”
It’s understandable that the studio is reluctant to let this one happen, as it severely reduces the demographic that can view the movie. With most comic book movies, a PG-13 rating is almost standard, but there have been some that have received an R rating and have been successful and popular. So it’s not as much of an anomaly as one might think. But if the number of fans dressing up as some iteration of Deadpool at this year’s comic conventions are any indication, a small-budget film, like Reynolds is suggesting they are pitching, should have no problem at at being a success. Be sure to check out the whole video below for a few more little tid-bits of news regarding the Merc-With-A Mouth.