Posted on: September 24th, 2009 Deadpool Movie Details: How Faithful Will It Be?
After the hot mess that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine I declared a Deadpool movie to be highly unlikely. Well, Deadpool in the context that we know him.
Soon after that is was announced that Fox had greenlit a Deadpool spin-off film, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as Wade Wilson/the merc with a mouth Deadpool. Fair enough, I eat my words even though it was only inevitable given the amount of money Wolverine made.
But hey, it’s Fox we’re dealing with, so there’s no way it can be good right? Well in typical Fox fashion, those involved are singing the praise and ensuring us fans that the property will be treated with care (because we haven’t heard that before).
Recently, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld met with Lauren Schuler-Donner, producer of the X-Men film franchise, to talk Deadpool. Mr. Liefeld was then kind enough to sound off on said meeting via Twitter, with these updates:
“Great Deadpool movie meeting! Lauren Schuler Donner and her team are headed in the right direction!”
“Deadpool movie checklist- DP in costume-check! Breaking 4th wall-check! Loads of killing-double check!”
“Also excited to discuss possibilities of Cable in future X-films!!!”
“Donner Company is on top of making the Deadpool movie that fans want. They get it. He’s funny, tortured, clever, a bastard and mucho action!”
“Yes, first question I asked was ” So is Ryan Reynolds really doing this..?” All four people in the room responded with a resounding “YES!”
So take that for what it’s worth, but if the character’s own creator is feeling it, that’s a good sign. I really think Deadpool would lend to a very fun movie if done right, and naturally Ryan Reynolds is perfect for the role. It’s just… the Fox factor. It removes all hope from me. From the sounds of things, we won’t be seeing Fox pull in the reigns on Marvel films anytime soon though. My only question is how Ryan Reynolds will be able to fit two big superhero flicks in 2010/11. Reynolds will play the titular role of the Green Lantern in the live-action film based on the DC Comics character; that is set for release in June of 2011. That film will no doubt he huge in scale with a large production time, so it looks doubtful that we’d see this Deadpool film before then as it looks like Fox has their hands full of mutants for the near future. But then again, what do I know.
More on the Deadpool movie as we know it. What says you?