Ryan Reynolds Talks About How DEADPOOL Would Address X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

Posted March 22, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


Even though the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past will begin production next month, another X-Men spinoff is promised.  Fox has been working on a movie called Deadpool for quite a while and the last rumor we heard was about a year ago.  We heard that the studio had shot 8 minutes of test footage.  Since then we haven’t heard any updates.  We all know that Ryan Reynolds plays the role of the main character but the hurdle for the studio is green-lighting a hard-R superhero movie in which the protagonist constantly breaks the fourth wall.

We recently got an update from Reynolds but it’s not much of a difference.  He said that the project is “just sitting there” and he said that the process of getting this film approved by Fox is difficult.  He also addressed how the Deadpool spinoff would handle the character’s look in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. 

“I love Deadpool and there is a script that’s in development. But it’s so, so far into the R-rated zone… it’s a nearly NC-17 world and I just don’t know if the studio would ever risk their reputation doing it. We’ve been developing it and we would never wanna do it unless you could it that R-rated way, so…[The script has] got a similar tone [to Zombieland], almost. [Rhett Reese andPaul Wernick] wrote it and they developed it as well and, you know, it’s sitting there. You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but 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. And that’s tough to get by a studio.”

Reynolds talked about how the new film would address Wolverine:

“I don’t think you can [fit it within the Deadpool story from Wolverine], because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him… But I’ve always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that’s a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don’t know how it would fit though, no. 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.”