Ryan Reynolds Is The Guardian Of Deadpool's Future
Since the announcement that Deadpool would be getting his own spin-off film, Ryan Reynolds has been there to assure fans that the film would be done right. Clearly just as upset about the character's treatment in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as fans were, Reynolds has assured us that there will be much more attention focused to the source material this time around, promising the cancer-scarred face and the classic suit, both of which were missing from the previous go round.
There is a snag, however: Reynolds started talking the project up before writers were even hired to pen the script. Since then, Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been assigned the task, so where does that leave Reynolds and his fanboy ideals? He isn't going anywhere.
MTV recently caught up with the actor at the Sundance Film Festival (where he was promoting his new film Buried) and asked him what his level of involvement is with the process thus far. His response should get Deadpool fans everywhere excited: ""I talk to them every single day... Tonally, they got it. They just knew right off the bat. They're fans of the character and they were so excited. We couldn't have done any better." To put it bluntly: he's the third writer.
Obviously the Deadpool project is going to be shelved until after Reynolds finishes shooting for Green Lantern, which is set to begin in March, but this is the kind of movie news that comic book fans dream of. The reason why Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films were so great and Bryan Singer's X-Men films succeeded was because the people making the films were so passionate about the source material. Reynolds has essentially nominated himself as head of the Give Deadpool A Proper Film Treatment union and I can't think of a single person more suited for the position.
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