Audiences were disappointed with the hideous misuse of the character Deadpool in the movie ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’. After all, Ryan Reynolds seemed to have embodied the persona of Wade Wilson much to the delight of fans. Well, fear not… according to producer Lauren Shuler Donner, spin-off ‘Deadpool’ movie is still in development and Deadpool will be redeemed.
During a press junket for the release of ‘X:Men: First Class’ on DVD and Blu-ray, Shuler Donner stated, “We have a few more things to do. And then it’s up to the studio to decide whether we’re going to go forward or not. But I’m pretty excited. We have a good script and a good director.” And she added about the character Deadpool, “Yes he was treated totally wrong in the Wolverine film and yes we will redeem him.”
Shuler also stressed that the movie will be staying true to the comic book character. “…we’re gonna give it a little bit of a different look. It’s a different kind of movie. If you know ‘Deadpool’ … it’s true to ‘Deadpool’. So you know, it’ll be violent, and outrageous, and funny, and all that.” (Hopefully that means the movie will break through the fourth wall like it does in the comics!)
With Rhett Reese (‘Zombieland’, ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation’) writing the screenplay, Tim Miller committed to direct, and the return of Ryan Reynolds in the title role, this is bound to be one movie worth looking forward to!