Since Ryan Reynolds finally managed to claim his true stardom following the release of the original ‘Deadpool,’ the man has been known for being very good to his fans and not become one of those celebrities who forgets that the fans are what propelled him to where he is today. Which is why it is not all that surprising to see the way he resolved the recent situation with a fan on Twitter who claimed to have pitched Reynolds the idea for ‘Once Upon a Deadpool‘ last year and never got credit for it.
Check out the Tweets from the fan, @MVBramley, below, to see his side of the story:
Sooo… I tweeted the exact plot of the new ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ PG version of #Deadpool2 at Ryan Reynolds almost a year ago and it somehow wound up in a movie without me knowing. #deadpool #ryanreynolds #xmen #movies #OnceUponADeadpool #fredsavage #marvelmovies #mcu pic.twitter.com/tTMHwh2A1a
— M.V.B. (@MVBramley) November 21, 2018
Not long after this, apparently Reynolds contact Bramley and they sat down to talk about the new movie and the idea, with Reynolds and Bramley apparently coming to the realization that they both somehow came up with the idea around the same time, but Reynolds assuring the fan that he did not rip him off. And Bramley fully believes Reynolds, still showing support for the movie and offering a new post where he explains how he and Reynolds came together to figure everything out:
.@VancityReynolds and I had a brief talk and I believe he was as confused as I was. It seems like this may all just have been a big, insane coincidence and I’m happy to leave it at that. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie in December! #deadpool #onceuponadeadpool
— M.V.B. (@MVBramley) November 22, 2018
All in all, the timing seems very coincidental to me, but at this point it does not really matter if Bramley is willing to let it go. Either way, it is a brilliant framing device for doing a PG-13 version of the film, and after watching the trailer, I kind of want to see how it all came together, despite my initial skepticism that ‘Deadpool’ would not work as a PG-13 movie.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Could Reynolds have either consciously or subconsciously (maybe he read Bramley’s Tweet and forgot about it) stolen the idea from Bramley? Or did they both truly come up with the same idea at the same time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!