Ryan Reynolds Calls ‘Deadpool’ Movie “Worst Relationship I’ve Ever Had’

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 05:37 pm GMT -4 by

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As the release of his latest comic book movie, ‘R.I.P.D.’, draws closer, Ryan Reynolds is naturally getting asked about the other long-gestating hero that should have made it to the big screen already. About three months ago, the ‘Green Lantern’ star opened up about where the solo film for his ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ character Deadpool was currently at, but now that he’s out and about with the press once again, he has more to share about the Merc With A Mouth.

In a recent interview with Total Film, Reynolds spoke once again about stepping into the mind of Wade Wilson for his own movie that was written by ‘Zombieland’ scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. But this time, he compares the current situation to a less than desirable romantic encounter:

“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.”

Alive and kicking then dead as a doornail? Sounds exactly like Deadpool. Though the film is going through a rollercoaster of a developmental process, the character is certainly growing in popularity. With a fun ongoing series from Marvel Comics and a much talked about video game on the shelves right now, it’s highly probable that Fox will eventually see that releasing this movie is the way to go. Hopefully they realize this sooner rather than later since fans have already been kept waiting far too long from seeing Deadpool properly get the feature film treatment.

How fed up are you that ‘Deadpool’ starring Ryan Reynolds isn’t a thing yet? Do you think that it will actually happen one day? Share your thoughts in the usual spot.

  • David Whitworth

    To be absolutely honest I thought they’d cancelled the movie, because I hadn’t heard from it in such a long time… well, I wouldn’t mind NOT seeing it after all. I’m a huge fan of Deadpool (how could I not be?) and I think Ryan Reynolds is a great actor (looking forward to seeing him in R.I.P.D. by the way) but I didn’t like Benioff’s interpretation of the character. While other characters like Gambit where kick-ass in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool had almost nothing in common with the comic-book version and if he were to be portraied the same way in his own movie, I would probably wait for it to hit Free-TV, sad as it is.

    Deadpool HAS to wear the mask and have the multiple personailties talking to him constantly in order to BE Deadpool… he also has to have Wolverine’s healing ability and mouth off about people much more than in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Wade Wilson just isn’t as sane as Reynolds had to portrait him due to David Benioff. Also he should say “bang, bang, bang, bang” when firing his guns! XD

    • MJ

      David, not sure how the real Deadpool would translate to big screen. Most people get creeped out by people with DID. It couldn’t be worse than the awful Green Lantern movie, which was so poorly written I almost felt embarrassed for Ryan Reynolds. An awful superhero movie is usually better than most of the other drivel out there, so who knows. I would like to se a WonderWoman movie done right, or maybe a Nightwing movie.

      • David Whitworth

        Hey MJ,
        while it’s true people might be creeped out by a movie hero with DID, a well done Deadpool would be rated R anyways and I don’t believe that applies for the mature audiences aswell. Also the comic-book version of Deadpool has millions of fans and doesn’t creep them out, so why would the movie version? Mental disorders are a serious topic but many movies (for example “Sucker Punch” or “Sin City”) have proven that there’s a large target group for those. In fact I think some sort of mental disorder is what makes the charakter a lot more interesting and gives him more depth. If a studio was too scared to portrait Deadpool right because of the way he IS, then they shouldn’t portrait him at all!

        Besides that, after seeing Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a whole army of disappointed fans complained about the movie’s Deadpool (and not because of Mr. Reynolds but because Deadpool was poorly written), so who would complain if another movie Deadpool would translate to the screen correctly?

        I’m in on a Nightwing movie, though maybe he should first be portrayed as Robin and then Nightwing… well, maybe not. Wonder Woman… nah, I don’t dig her XD

        • MJ

          I agree that a complex representation of Deadpool would be fantastic, and perhaps I am overestimating people’s reaction to his DID. I certainly hope that would be the case, as I agree that the most interesting aspects of Deadpool are the ones that differentiates him from most other comic book characters.
          I would be excited for a Deadpool movie that explored all his quirks, and agree that the portrayal in X-Man Origins: Wolverine was forgettable to say the least.

      • David Whitworth

        PLUS check out the Deadpool game… they did him perfectly and people love it (despite the shallow and redundant gameplay). ;-)

  • Deadpool U

    They’d better stop with this whole ‘alive and dead’ thing I need to be on the big screen!
    Comics, games and animated cameos ain’t enough!
    Seriously after ‘Dudepeel’ they owe me!

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