Ryan Reynolds was recently interviewed by a couple of websites about his role as Deadpool. Questions came up about how he liked working with the crew, his expanded role with the reshoots, his passion for the character as well as the possibility that they would do a Deadpool spinoff movie.
“I’ve had a couple of people approach me about meetings for a “Deadpool” movie but I think it’s absurd to think that way until this movie comes out. And I don’t even look at it like I play Deadpool in this movie. I really think I more or less play Wade Wilson, and I’m playing the creature that will eventually become Deadpool but in this movie it’s his newly formed version….so to speak.”
I like that he describes the Deadpool in this movie as the man who will become Deadpool. He also cleverly dodges the “mask” question. I doubt we will see him in the red and black mask and some fans will think that matters, but if this is his origin story, then he doesn’t have to jump to their favourite part of his history in this movie.
He does mention in the interview that Deadpool is a character who knows he is in a comic book and admits that a stand alone Deadpool movie wouldn’t really fit in the same Universe as Wolverine and the X-Men films. Of course, I agree that as amusing as it would be to have a Deadpool movie where he breaks the fourth wall for comedy, but I would prefer they did a version that would be more in line with the X-Men films and just bring along a more comedic violent anti-hero like Deadpool.