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‘Deadpool’s’ Ryan Reynolds Doesn’t Know Anything About ‘X-Force’

The Wolverine is out next week, and X-Men: Days of Future Past is just a summer away. But all of the sudden, the most exciting possibility in the X-Men cinematic universe is something else entirely: Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow’s adaptation of X-Force.

An official announcement about Fox’s take on Cable and friends is anticipated this week during Comic-Con International. But don’t expect to hear anything about Ryan Reynolds joining the cast as Deadpool — because the actor doesn’t even know what X-Force is.

While promoting R.I.P.D., the actor was asked by MTV News about a possible Deadpool appearance in X-Force. His answer isn’t encouraging.

“Huh,” he reacted when hearing the word X-Force. “If I knew what X-Force was, I would. It sounds a little bit like a 1985 Chuck Norris vehicle — Delta Force, that is Delta Force. I don’t know what X-Force is, but it sounds great.”

It’s a surprising comment coming from someone who has starred in more comic book movies than almost anybody, with credits including X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern and Blade Trinity. But it falls in line with what Reynolds said during the R.I.P.D. press conference in New York, attended by Comic Book Resources: “Comic books, I don’t read a lot of them. It’s just such a huge part of the industry these days that it’s a legit genre unto itself. Just as most actors are going to end up in a drama at some point, most actors are going to end up in a comic book movie it seems like these days. I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a few of them.”

Watch Reynolds’ X-Force comments in the video below:


  • tricky

    What’s even more surprising is that reynolds not only played deadpool, but is constantly said that he wants to do a deadpool movie, yet he still doesn’t know what x-force is? i guess he doesn’t really do much research when taking on roles. explains green lantern i guess.

  • Christopher Shafer

    He’s clearly joking.

  • akkadiannumen

    X-Force isn’t necessary to “get” Deadpool. A newbie trying to get started on the character wouldn’t necessarily read that. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. Finally, WTF does GL have to do with this?

  • numberthirty

    It does seems like he is acting like he has no clue.

    Maybe he has been asked to play dumb?

  • Kdiebold8715

    I completely agree. Ryan Reynolds has time and time again mentioned his love for Deadpool. He definitely knows what x-force is. The director would be an idiot to not pick up Ryan for the role with his huge cult following as Deadpool.

  • Chuck777

    Maybe he doesn’t like the idea of an X-Force movie. It would probably end up a lot like the Delta Force movies.

  • Jasper

    If they were to introduce Deadpool in the X-Force movie, it can’t be the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool from the Wolverine movie. What I mean is the mask-less version of the character. They would need to do this right by giving us Deadpool as he is in the comic books.
    The crazy but funny deadly assassin with the iconic red and black costume, scared features and a healing factor to rival Wolverines. Not a Smallville watered down version of the character. Ryan Reynolds was a good Deadpool but at the same time, it sucked because it was not the Deadpool from the comics. Hopefully if they do add him in this film, that they do it right.

  • Happily LS

    Well, he was Wade Wilson in Wolverine– he hadn’t donned the mask yet. So I don’t see any conflict. The movie was meant to be an origin story after all.

  • Happily LS

    He had nothing to do with Green Lantern’s fail. No one could have made that movie watchable, not Sir Lawrence Olivier himself.

  • brownbear34

    Was I the only one who liked that movie? I mean it wasn’t amazing, and blake lively’s portrayal of C. Ferris was pretty bad, but overall I thought it was decent movie.

  • Richard Bon

    well it might be like what they might do with the Justice League movie and not add in the Dark Knight Universe and role a different batman but i hope they cast Ryan again to redeem him face as Deadpool