We've been hearing that there's a possibility that Ryan Reynolds won't come back to reprise his role as Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool in the new film that is being set up over at Fox. This is due to possible scheduling conflicts with Warner Bros. who wants to get into shooting a sequel to Green Lantern as soon as they can, so they won't have to compete with Reynolds for Deadpool.
Regardless of what we've been hearing, Reynolds is still actively talking about the film, and it sounds like he is still involved and still excited to do it. In a recent interview with The LA Times he had this to say about his new Deadpool movie,
It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It’s like ‘Barfly‘ if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral…. It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that.
Deadpool has to be a different film than all the other comic book movies, just like Reynolds says, and I hope to hell that is where the movie is going. He goes on to explain the character and how they're going to hit the audience with what Deadpool is like from the beginning of the story,
With Deadpool, it’s a lot like going to prison for the first day. You got to walk up and hit the biggest guy you see to establish a bit of cred. With Deadpool, early on you have to establish that moral flexibility. There’s a gamble to it — you’re going to lose a few people right at the beginning but you take the gamble and know that eventually you’re going to win them back. You won’t lose the hard-core fans of the character, they already know who he is. We have to play to a broader audience than that. As an actor you have to be willing to do something like … back in Vancouver we used to call it a [nasty] burger. ’You gotta eat the [nasty] burger to get to the cookies.’ And yes, I want to write a cookbook about that…
Honestly, if Reynolds is still talking like this about the movie, I'm sure he will end up playing the character. It doesn't sound like he's not going to do it. I honestly don't think there's any point in making the film if he doesn't come back. Reynolds is Deadpool, its a role he was born to play.
Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the script for the film, and I can't wait to see what this movie will be like! I'm looking forward to it.
What do you all think about what Reynolds had to say in this latest interview?
You can read full interview with Reynolds here!