Merc With A Movie: The 16-Year Odyssey of the "Deadpool" Film
Remember that Deadpool movie? The one that was announced days after the $85 million opening weekend of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with Ryan Reynolds attached to star? It still hasn’t seen the light of day, even if it’s inching forward, according to the erstwhile Wade Wilson himself.
“It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward,” Ryan Reynolds tells JoBlo.com. “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.”
However, the actor is among the first to admit that getting a greenlight from Fox has been a difficult process.
“There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them,” he says. “We’re saying, ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements. 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.”