Published On: Tue, Mar 26th, 2013

‘Deadpool’ movie still moves forward with ‘greatest’ test footage ever’ with Ryan Reynolds, ‘it has to get made’

A Deadpool spin-off movie has been in development at Fox for some time now, dating back to the failed X-Men Origins: Wolverine film which starred Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

Now writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed an update in March 25 interview with Collider.

Deadpool photo Marvel Comics“We have a phenomenal director in Tim Miller, who did about a 3-minute test for Fox, and Ryan [Reynolds] came in to do the mo-cap for it and the voice,” says Reese. “And it’s like the greatest three minutes ever. I look at the three minutes and I’m like, ‘That’s the movie, and it has to get made.’

Now the Zombieland writers have to get Fox to start movement on the project.

“I think the biggest hurdle right now is convincing the-powers-that-be that it’s okay to have a hard-R rated movie within the Marvel Universe,” he continues. “I think there just has to be a tolerance for the outlier. There has to be a tolerance for this one project that’s not like all the other Marvel projects.

Iron Man was like that when it came out. Tony Stark the hard drinking, fast-talking billionaire was very different from all the other Marvel characters. And look what it became. We feel that way about Deadpool.”

The creators aren’t really worried about the script leaking online.

“The script leaked online in some bizarre way that we haven’t figured out, so it’s very easily findable out there.  It’s pretty much you go on Google and type in “Deadpool script” and you’ll find it.  Not to say people should be doing that because it certainly wasn’t something we anticipated or enjoyed in the moment, but the Deadpool fans who found it think that it’s right in the wheelhouse of what a Deadpool movie should be.  And so again, we’re just fighting that uphill battle to convince people, and be positive.”

Check out the full interview here.


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