Ryan Reynolds Discusses Deadpool Status & Wolverine Connections
Earlier today, Ryan Reynolds discussed his involvement, or lack thereof, in the potential Justice League movie that Warner Brothers has in the works, saying that he’s a bit leery about heading back into that world again. What he is excited to work on is the Deadpool film that has been in the works for several years now.
Last we heard, an 8-minute scene was shot, but that has yet to be released. Reynolds remains attached to the project and would still very much like to see it happen, but the studio is understandably hesitant to put a film into production that is based on a comic book character and is looking at a hard R rating, pushing towards NC-17 content. Here’s what Reynolds had to say:
“I love Deadpool and there is a script that’s in development. But it’s so, so far into the R-rated zone… it’s a nearly NC-17 world and I just don’t know if the studio would ever risk their reputation doing it. We’ve been developing it and we would never wanna do it unless you could it that R-rated way, so…[The script has] got a similar tone [to Zombieland], almost. [Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick] wrote it and they developed it as well and, you know, it’s sitting there. You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but it’s about a guy who knows he’s in a movie and knows he’s in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent. And that’s tough to get by a studio.”
Nothing new there, as that is basically what we’ve been hearing for some time now. It’s quite frustrating to hear, however, that Fox hasn’t figured out a way for this movie to happen. I’ve actually read the proposed script for this film and should they use it, we are in for a treat. Hopefully execs will be willing to take a chance on the project. With Deadpool receiving the video game treatment soon, that may show there is more demand than they thought for the character. Also, release that test footage to the fans, then make judgment!
Reynolds also discusses how the Deadpool from the underwhelming X-Men Origins: Wolverine is addressed in the film.
“I don’t think you can [fit it within the Deadpool story from Wolverine], because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him… But I’ve always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that’s a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don’t know how it would fit though, no. In the current iteration of the script, it doesn’t address Wolverine – though it does address Deadpool’s appearance in Wolverine. Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine. He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that.”
I think Reese and Wernick’s script addresses that version of the character appropriately in that it never really happened. What do you guys think? Will the Deadpool film ever see the light of day or are fans just full of wishful thinking?
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Source : Empire