I’m a Deadpool fan and have been for a good many years. Sure, I find the character to be overexposed and more than a little forcefed to readers in recent years, but I still love the character. I was also really excited when I first heard that Ryan Reynolds would be portraying the character in Wolverine: Origins with a possible spinoff movie.
I was not so excited when I saw what the movie did with Wade, especially after the early scenes with Reynolds playing him were comedic gold and perfectly in character. A multi-powered mute assassin? This wasn’t Wade Wilson! This wasn’t Deadpool! And then they said they were going to spin him off, but were they going to fix that critical disfiguring error that made Wade into a ridiculously unfun super killer?
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner spilled the beans about what would be happening in a Deadpool movie, saying that it would be “a total reboot. We’re either going to pretend that didn’t happen, or mock it, which he could do.”
So in other words, ignore or mock the crap out of “Silentpool”, which I could definitely live with. They are still searching for a director, having previously sought Robert Rodriguez, but they have a committed star. Despite how busy Ryan Reynolds is, he’s reportedly staying very involved and even helping the writers with the screenplay.
When asked about how true the movie would remain to the comic, Donner had this to say; “You’ll see all of them. You’ll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You’ll see Deadpool in his costume and you’ll see the cancer-scarred face.”
Deadpool doesn’t have a release date, or even a solid filming date, but with any luck it will be off the ground and in theaters by 2013.
And it will hopefully be the fourth wall shattering, rude, crude, bloody action-comedy of our dreams.