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‘Deadpool’ is Tiptoeing Forward, Ryan Reynolds Says

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 “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.”


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  • kalorama

    It’s almost creepy how obsessed Reynolds seems to be with this project. I mean, I can get someone having a “Dream Job” they’d like to do one day . . . but Deadpool? Really?

  • Bob

    well i guess he just doesn’t want the shitty origins deadpool lingering over his head

  • Chuck777

    Even Deadpool said he wanted Ryan to star as him in a movie.

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  • penguintruth

    Better hurry while Deadpool comics are still good. They could hit a Daniel Way patch again.

  • Happily LS

    Or maybe the reporter asked him about Deadpool because it’s one of the only newsworthy things to ask Ryan Reynolds about right now?

  • Tommy Rankin

    This really deserves to be made! Reynolds seems to be so passionate about this… Maybe he’s become a fan of Deadpool himself and wants to prove that he can get the Merc right? I actually have confidence that if it gets greenlighted it could actually be the most faithful adaptation of any X-Men property in a movie by Fox but alas Fox isn’t going to greenlight R rated movie because that way they can’t milk enough money from kids. That’s one big problem in movie business… Characters like Wolverine, Punisher and Deadpool are hard to get right if you’re not allowed to show them really cutting loose… It’s in their nature and without that they just aren’t the same…

  • ZeoVGM

    I’m confused as to how being asked a question about the movie makes him obsessed.

  • kalorama

    I’m confused as to why you thought such an obvious straw man of a question was actually worth the time you wasted asking it.

    His obsession isn’t indicated by the fact that he answered this particular question alone. It’s indicated by the fact that he’s been talking incessantly about getting a Deadpool movie made for years despite the fact that, by his own admission on multiple occasions, the studios aren’t particularly interested it. And as far as his answer to this question goes . . . he almost sounds like he’s on the verge of begging the studio to make the movie. (“There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them.”) His attachment to the character seems a bit desperate.

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  • Melwing

    Good god man, he loves a character and wants to make a film happen. Often times when he is interviewed it comes up. What in the world is wrong with that?

    You have cameras on him 24/7 to see that he is incessantly obsessed, as you put it? Or do you just read interviews with him that talk about ‘Deadpool’, because there isn’t really much else to talk to him about?

  • Christopher Shafer

    It feels inevitable and like it’ll never happen at the same time.