Ryan Reynolds: 'Deadpool' Depends On 'Budget And Time'

Ryan Reynolds. "Deadpool." We want it to happen. It has to happen. But every year we move away from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the less and less hopeful we get that we'll actually get to see Reynolds crack wise as the Merc with the Mouth.

Luckily, Reynolds himself remains optimistic about the film's eventual prospects. Speaking with MTV News at the press junket for "Safe House," Reynolds revealed that "the script is there [for 'Deadpool'], everything just comes down to budget and time."

"If it comes together the way it should, which is rated R and a little bit outside of the box, then yeah, for sure," he added when asked if he's still even interested in making a "Deadpool" movie. But don't ask Reynolds to weigh in on the rumors that "Deadpool" test footage already exists: we put the question to him, and he insisted that he "can't even get into that stuff." Fair enough!

What Reynolds can get into, however, is his work on "R.I.P.D.," the Dark Horse comic book adaptation he's co-starring in opposite Jeff Bridges. Reynolds just wrapped on that film, he said, and he promised that we'll all be "pretty blown away by that one."

"It's an incredible film," he said. "That was a movie I'd been courting for something like five years now. To see that actually happen—that never happens! It never happens that a movie you've been courting for that long actually ends up being shot and produced. It was a beautiful experience. I know that's going to be an amazing movie."

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