Ryan Reynolds Says ‘Deadpool’ Will Acknowledge How Bad the ‘Wolverine’ Movie Was
Do you see that picture above? That’s what happened the last time someone tried to make a movie with fan favorite Marvel character Deadpool. The film was ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and the Deadpool on-screen (played by Ryan Reynolds) was nothing like the character in the comics. Ryan Reynolds knows this and says a Deadpool spinoff will be self-aware and acknowledge how awful the ‘Wolverine’ movie was and how upset the character is that that is how he was portrayed in a movie. All the sudden this Deadpool movie sounds…interesting?
Ryan Reynolds had long wished for the opportunity to play Deadpool, “the merc with the mouth,” in a movie. He got that chance in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ an almost impossibly bad superhero film. Reynolds was left disappointed when the character on screen looked and acted nothing like the comic book character. (Why does Deadpool have swords coming out of his hands and shoot lasers from his eyes? We’ll never know.)
That disappoinment though hasn’t tempered Reynolds’ excitement for a ‘Deadpool’ spinoff movie; a movie he assures us will be nothing like ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’ The actor spoke to Empire and said the film is most similar in tone to ‘Zombieland’ which is not surprising since the script was written by the team behind that movie. Explains Reynolds:
It’s about a guy who knows he’s in a movie and knows he’s in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent…It’s so, so far into the R-rated zone, it’s a nearly NC-17.
He also adds that the film will acknowledge the crappy version of Deadpool in the ‘Wolverine’ movie. “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.”
Despite all this – which sounds exactly like the Deadpool movie that should happen – Reynolds say it has been “tough” to get the film any traction at Fox because it’s unlike any other superhero movie (and the R-rating doesn’t help). But isn’t this exactly why Fox should give this movie a chance? A Deadpool movie doesn’t need to be as expensive as an ‘X-Men’ movie. If we can get two ‘Kick-Ass’ movies, why can’t we get one ‘Deadpool’ movie?
What do you think? Should Fox let Ryan Reynolds try to reboot the Deadpool character in an R-rated movie?