Deadpool Movie Adaptation Getting Closer to Reality
Back when X-Men Origins: Wolverine first landed on the big screens, one of the things that had comic book fans wetting their jammies in excitement was a potential Deadpool spin-off, due to Ryan Reynold’s portrayal of the merc with a mouth (which was well-received, despite being only a few minutes long) and because of the end-credits teaser.
However, the possibility of a Deadpool movie started fading after some wishy-washiness on the part of Fox and was finally laid to rest when Ryan Reynolds was cast as Hal Jordan in DC’s adaptation of Green Lantern, because it would be awkward for Hal Jordan to suddenly become Wade Wilson in his own movie, and mainly because Green Lantern bombed so hard that people were no longer excited at the prospect of seeing Ryan Reynolds in another comic book movie.
However, in a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Ryan Reynolds revealed that there’s still a chance that the Deadpool movie will push through, and they are making sure to approach everything carefully in order to sell the studio in on the idea:
“[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small,” says Reynolds to Yahoo! Movies. “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?’
“Unfortunately it needs to be rated R. 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.”
“It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward.”
Reynolds seems to be confident that the movie will eventually get made:
“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.”
Source: Yahoo! Movies