Deadpool creator, comic book writer and artist Rob Liefeld recently unleashed the fury on 20th Century Fox via his twitter account. He lays into the studio, attacking their terrible comic book movie track record. He also shares his feelings about the new Deadpool movie, and he's obviously not happy with how Fox is handling it.
Fox has really done a great job of pissing off the fanboys and fangirls with their ridiculously bad creative decisions when it comes to changing the Marvel source material for their movies. It's like they went out of their way to piss off Marvel and the comic book fans. The studio really hasn't been smart about these movies. The smartest things they have done so far are to hire Darren Aronofsky to direct The Wolverine and Matthew Vaughn for X-Men: First Class - so maybe the studio is getting its act together. It also wasn't a bad idea to hire Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, because they wrote a kick-ass Deapool script.
Liefeld went all out on twitter yesterday and ripped into the studio with the following tweets:
Dear FOX studios, get your act together. Deadpool is not Green Lantern, not a family film. DP is "filthy" think Expendables $ w/ RR
Also FOX, find your balls and film the script from Rheese[sic] and Wernick. You will make loads of money and thank yourself later.
Dear FOX, these five will show up and slice your nutz if you screw DP up! http://twitpic.com/3c8ym2
FOX is always worrisome to me @JStud Not exactly the greatest track record. DP is in their hands.
It boils down to this, Ryan Reynolds, Mr. Sexiest Man alive paired with best comic script ever written, no-brainer....make Deadpool happen!
43 is the new 72 for me....i just speak my mind and don't give a crap....grumpy old Liefeld.
My favorite part of the Deadpool script...um....EVERYTHING. Perfection.
How freakin' awesome is Liefeld! He dosn't really say why he unloaded on Fox like this, but I can speculate that maybe Fox is entertaining the idea of not using this awesome Deadpool script that's been written. I hope to hell that's not the case!
Apparently the whole script is like something out of the mind of Quentin Tarantino. In a review from Cinemablend, they say "In its best moments, Deadpool is like reading Van Wilder meets Kill Bill, a genius mix of insane dark comedy and ridiculous over the top violence the likes of which we've never seen in any other superhero movie before." This could be the greatest role of Ryan Reynolds career.
What do you think about Liefeld's tweets to Fox?