Deadpool himself is an anti-hero at best, so trying to come up with an appropriate villain for the Merc with a Mouth to square off against in his upcoming solo feature is an understandable challenge for the folks at Fox—but that doesn't mean they don't have some ideas.
In an interview with Empire Online, producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke about Fox's plans for the "Deadpool" film, which she confirmed would be completely different than the version of the character seen in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
Donner said that there are plenty of villains that could wind up in Deadpool—including Black Tom, Slayback and the Weasel—but the one she sounded the most interested in is none other than Blind Al, an elderly woman that Wade Wilson keeps locked up at home.
"Blind Al is this blind woman in [Deadpool's] house, who he abuses and mocks... it's terrible," the producer said. "But you find out that she was a convict who did something terrible and he saved her from execution. So he lets her live in his house and she looks after him, but they both torture each other. Anyway, there are good stories and we're figuring out which ones to incorporate."
One thing that Donner and the folks at Fox don't need to figure out is who will end up playing Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds was recently cast as Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern"—and while the actor himself said he'd have no trouble juggling both roles, it remained to be seen if the "Deadpool" producers agreed with his assessment.
"I don't see it as a problem," Donner said. "I mean, look at Harrison Ford—he was in Star Wars and Indiana Jones at the same time and everyone was fine with that. Green Lantern could not be more different to Wade Wilson."
Do you want to see Blind Al in the "Deadpool" movie? Do you think Reynolds can handle playing Wade Wilson and Hal Jordan? Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter, and be sure to check out Empire Online's extensive coverage of the "X-Men" films!