At this point who knows if Fox is actually going to put Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool movie into production? Now would be the perfect time. The fans want it, and the demand for superhero movies is high. The movie has been in and out of development for years. Most recently Tim Miller was attached to direct it from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. That script is a hard 'R' movie, which is why we might not ever see it happen.
While making the press rounds for R.I.P.D. he was asked again about the project by Total Film, and this is what he had to say...
"That movie is alive and kicking, and then it's dead as a doornail. Then it's alive and kicking and then it's dead… it's like the worst relationship I've ever had! The character knows he's a comic-book character, he knows he's in a film, he knows who the executives are at the studio making the movie. In the current iteration of the script, Deadpool is aware of the Wolverine movie. He doesn't say anything disparaging about it but he does at one point play with the Deadpool action figure with some curiosity."
Like all of you, I'd love for this project to happen, but let's face it, if it does happen it won't be the 'R' rated version we all want to see. The studio makes these movies 10% for the fans and 90% for the general audience, because the general PG-13 audience is where they make all of their money. If they ever do make an 'R' rated Deadpool film, then hell has frozen over and pigs can fly.
For those of you who want a little comparison, Dredd was a hard 'R' film that was made 100% for the fans of the comic book. The movie was a great adaptation. I loved it, and the fans loved it. But guess what, the general audience didn't and it bombed at the box office. That's one of many reasons why Fox is scared to go for the 'R' rated film.
Do you think the movie will eventually be made? If is does, what rating do you think they will slap on it?