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.
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