[Movies] Ryan Reynolds Provides An Update On The Deadpool Movie
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.24.2013
Will we ever see it?
In an interview with Yahoo Movies, Ryan Reynolds provided an update on Deadpool, which is currently stuck in development hell. He previously played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He's been interested in a film adaptation since 2003, but since Origins had a negative reaction, he's been pushing a solo film himself.
He said: "[In] its current iteration the movie's actually very small. There's minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we're kind of presenting it to them. 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 [age certificate] 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. But, you know, we'll see."
When asked if it will ever get made, he replied: "In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. 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."