Ryan Reynolds is a lot of things. A successful actor, producer, magazine cover model. Now he can add journalist to his resume. Reynolds crashed the ‘Eddie The Eagle’ press junket and filmed an interview with his one-time co-star Hugh Jackman from ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, in which Reynolds first played a very different version of Deadpool. But he’s not bitter.
Jackman plays Bronson Peary in ‘Eddie The Eagle’, a true life-based biopic of Great Britain’s first Olympic ski jumper, played by ‘Kingsmen”s Taron Egerton.
Of course, in true ‘Deadpool’ fashion, Reynolds appears not to have seen this film and asks questions that have no relevance to it. Besides questioning his wife, Blake Lively’s fidelity, Reynolds asked if the studio, 20th Century Fox (who also released both ‘Deadpool’ and ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’) gave any notes requesting that the Eddie character have his mouth sewn shut and shoot lasers from his eyes. At least in part, a similar fate befell this initial cinematic take on Marvel’s Merc With A Mouth.
Watch this grilling below:
Thankfully, Bryan Singer, who directed the first two ‘X-Men’ movies slid back into the saddle for 2014’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and used it’s time-bending plot to basically negate the bad ‘X-Men’ movies, including ‘X-Men Origins’. Hey, it’s the X-Men, no one said it had to make sense.
Probably the biggest issue with Reynolds’ take on Deadpool in ‘X-Men Origins’ is that he wasn’t really allowed to do the character justice. I mean, the character’s defining trait is his irreverent sense of humor and his quippy asides. Sewing his mouth shut is like making Superman’s entire suit out of Kryptonite. Just watching someone painfully die for two hours.
At any rate, you have probably already seen ‘Deadpool’ but in case you want to see it again, it is now playing everywhere.
‘Eddie The Eagle’ opens on February 26.