by Brett White
Even with a few comic book movies on his resume already (“Green Lantern,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and one more on the way (“R.I.P.D.“), Ryan Reynolds can’t seem to shake questions about one comic book movie in particular. Wherever he goes, people want to know about one film and one film only: “Deadpool.”
The actor previously played Wade Wilson back in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” or at least he played a character named Wade Wilson. That version of the character disappointed die-hard fans and left them hungry for a real Deadpool film, a film that has a script ready and director attached. There’s even test footage floating around Hollywood right now, and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld energetically re-enacted the footage for a crowd at a recent convention. With so much traction, Total Film asked Reynolds where the film currently stands.
“That movie is alive and kicking, and then it’s dead as a door nail,” Reynolds answered. “Then it’s alive and kicking and then it’s dead… it’s like the worst relationship I’ve ever had!”
Total Film has more from Reynolds about the project in their latest issue (#209), including this snippet about how the film addresses Wilson’s previous appearance on the big screen.
“The character knows he’s a comic-book character, he knows he’s in a film, he knows who the executives are at the studio making the movie,” says Reynolds. “In the current iteration of the script, Deadpool is aware of the Wolverine movie. He doesn’t say anything disparaging about it but he does at one point play with the Deadpool action figure with some curiosity.”
With the popularity of superhero films showing no sign of slowing down, it seems like only a matter of time before “Deadpool” gets the official greenlight. But for now, all we have are slow, slow updates.
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