DEADPOOL Movie Update From the Guys Who Wrote It
Ryan Reynolds has been talking a lot about the Deadpool movie recently, mostly saying it's all up to the studio at this point. He thinks it just might be a little too hardcore and R-rated for them. The script for the film was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are currently making the press rounds for their latest film project G.I. Joe: Retaliation. They've already confirmed that Reynolds and director Tim Miller are both still attached to the project, but in a recent interview with /Film they discussed the script they wrote in which Reese said,
The way I would describe it is to say it’s the best script we’ve ever written and probably ever can write. To us it’s the pinnacle of what we are capable of and we are super proud of it. It will definitely pose a risk, just because it’s an R rated Deadpool and most comic book movies aren’t, but we just think it’s a phenomenal opportunity and we’ve got a wonderful star in Ryan Reynolds and a wonderful director in Tim Miller and we’ve got some wonderful test footage that he did for it. The script is sitting there, we just want it.
Damn... the best script they will ever write?! That's pretty high praise for a person's thoughts on his own work. They go on to joke around that they basically write what they know, saying Deadpool is "ultimately a self hating, irreverent, vile lunatic." It's a project they're very passionate about, and they are doing everything they can to try and move it into production, revealing that they are even talking to comic writer Mark Millar who's currently a Marvel movie consultant over at FOX.
You may or may not already know that the script they wrote has leaked online, and when if they were fine with it leaking they said,
We really couldn’t be. I mean we didn’t have a choice. It leaked and we couldn’t do anything about it and for a minute we were appalled and then the reaction was great, so we were excited and now I guess it doesn’t really matter.
I haven't read it because I don't want to spoil it for myself I want to wait for the movie. But if the project ends up being officially killed off I'll read it, and then wish I hadn't because of its awesomeness. The last thing said by Wernick is,
Wait until you’ve seen Tim’s test. It’s brilliant.
He says that as if there's a chance we'll see this screen test that's been shot for the film! It makes me wonder if it's something they'll show off at Comic-Con later this year like Marvel did with Ant-Man. That sure would be awesome! There's no doubt that the fans would love and appreciate seeing it! Make it happen!