After the disaster that was known as ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘, everyone stopped holding their breath for a ‘Deadpool’ solo movie. The horrible use of the fan favorite Merc with the Mouth made us all feel that we’d never see an actual film. While one isn’t in production right now, Ryan basically said he thinks it will happen.
“In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it’ll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we’ll see.”
So while it being made sounds good, he didn’t imply that it was something that would be happening right away. Of course in the past he’s stated that playing Deadpool was like “the worst relationship I’ve ever had”, so it makes sense that while he loves the film, it’s not something that is coming along quickly. Like any love/hate relationship, it needs time to properly brew.
The selling point that will help studios produce a film is that they don’t really need a huge budget, just a solid R rating. As Reynolds explains:
“[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small. There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them. We’re saying ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R [age certificate] or it needs those elements.”
I’m glad he’s pushing the R rating as Deadpool is more fit to be in the world of the Punisher then ‘The Avengers’.
If you aren’t afraid of spoilers, you can probably do a quick search online because while talking about the film, Reynolds revealed this about the script:
“The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it’s very meta, I mean the character knows he’s in a movie, he knows he’s in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it’s kind of a risky property. But, you know, we’ll see.”
Speaking about it being meta, Reynolds’ greatest comment about his future as Deadpool was that:
“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.”
How great is that? A retcon that makes fun of what happened as if it wasn’t real (like the movie he’s currently in would be) in classic Deadpool style!
I’d love to see this film. I really feel that Ryan Reynolds if the perfect voice for Deadpool. Sure the entire concept was ruined in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, but if we’re going to make it so he’s in his own little stand alone universe (or just saying he was in a movie about what was happening to the X-Men) it would work.
What do you think? Are you excited to potentially see Deadpool return? Can their version of a retcon work to make him not only be in his own movie but future X-movies? (X-Force anyone?) Let us know your thoughts below!
Source: Yahoo UK Movies