Ryan Reynolds Says Deadpool Is Still In The Works
This past summer you couldn't go a whole week without hearing something distressing about Deadpool, the 20th Century Fox movie based on the Marvel character that would serve as a spin-off of sorts from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Though Ryan Reynolds repeatedly mentioned how much love he has for the character, he kept adding more and more projects to his schedule, pushing Deadpool further away. Things were made even worse when the script by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese leaked online and it was said that the project "could turn Ryan Reynolds into an icon." Lucky for us, the dream isn't dead yet.
Empire recently had the chance to speak with the star about the future of the project, to which he said that it is "still in the works." Unfortunately, however, the problem that continues to rear its ugly head is scheduling, as Reynolds still isn't sure where he will find time to make the movie. Asked to compare the Merc With The Mouth with The Green Lantern, whom Reynolds will be seen playing this summer, the actor replied,
“Those two universes are completely different. Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I don’t look at the as superhero roles as much as just roles. They’re such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral, Green Lantern is more universally themed"If you were to go through the archives of Deadpool stories on this site and pick out the ones written by me you will discover that I desperately want to see this film made even if it takes another five years (though I really hope it doesn't take that long). Between The Change Up, Safe House, and R.I.P.D., all of which have directors and casts, it's unlikey that there will be any time for Deadpool to be made this year, but hopefully Reynolds will be willing to sacrifice some of his 2012 to get it made.
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