Ryan Reynolds Compares The Deadpool Movie Status To The Worst Relationship He’s Ever Had
The Deadpool movie seems to be one of those things where it seems everybody wants, but the studio doesn’t want to make it. The film has been in development limbo ever since X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In almost every interview since that film was released, Ryan Reynolds and scriptwriters Rhet Reese and Paul Wernick have been asked how the movie is going and if it’s close to getting made. The team still seems excited about it so it seems more like a matter of convincing Fox to go ahead with it than trying to get Reynolds interested again. In a new interview with Total Film the actor updates us yet again on the film’s status.
The movie’s script leaked on line a few years ago, and it was really great. Reese, Wernick, and Reynolds want to stick with that version, but it would a very hard R. Fox has been hesitant to make a R rated superhero movie, so that’s one of the big reasons the film has stalled. Nobody is budging. Reynolds hasn’t been shy when talking about his love for the film and how he hopes it will get made. Speaking with the magazine about his upcoming movie R.I.P.D., the actor shared the latest update on where Deadpool is right now:
That movie is alive and kicking, and then it’s dead as a doornail. Then it’s alive and kicking and then it’s dead… it’s like the worst relationship I’ve ever had!
The character knows he’s a comic-book character, he knows he’s in a film, he knows who the executives are at the studio making the movie. In the current iteration of the script, Deadpool is aware of the Wolverine movie. He doesn’t say anything disparaging about it but he does at one point play with the Deadpool action figure with some curiosity.
So Deadpool is still in a holding pattern. Hopefully Days of Future Past, coupled with the fact Fox is retooling their Marvel film properties, can spark new interest in the film and get things moving for real. What do you think? Are you still holding out hope for a Deadpool movie with Reynolds?
Source : Total Film