Deadpool won’t die

I was utterly excited when the Deadpool movie was first announced as I never thought in my wildest dreams thought it could really ever happen. I always imagined some movie exec going through an index of all of Marvel’s characters and saying “You guys have another Spider-man?” Then came X-men: Origins and everything changed. Then came the Green Lantern movie, which also cast Ryan Reynolds for the lead, and everything changed.

Source: Cinemablend via: Empire

“Deadpool’s still in the works,” he insists. “I’m not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.”

“Those two universes are completely different. Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I don’t look at the as superhero roles as much as just roles. They’re such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral, Green Lantern is more universally themed”

I saw the merc with the mouth strolling his way into production hell and began to let the idea go as Ryan Reynolds began committing to more and more projects not named Deadpool. Apparently he’s noticed that there’s a bit of skepticism and decided to re-assure fans that he still has the character in mind and things might turn around.

Deadpool is a tough character to sell and the longer things play out the more I question if Ryan Reynolds will stay committed to this role as he fills his schedule with other projects. It’s tough because Reynolds seems to be the driving force but he’s also the crutch at the moment as most of the initial interest for the studios to even make this movie was squarely in the performance of Reynolds during X-Men Origins. The article mentioned that a writer is being commissioned for Green Lantern 2 but I still hope we get to see the movie happen sooner rather then later. I’ll keep an eye out for more details.

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9 thoughts on “Deadpool won’t die

  1. Not toy! Action Figure.
    Weapon XI was Reynolds though.His eyes and face are hard to overlook.
    Either way it’s good to erase that whole ordeal from recent memory(hopefully sans bullet to head!:) )

    Thanks for answerin’

    1. Wade Wilson was not Deadpool. Wade Wilson is the man who becomes Deadpool, and it is not even certain that Wilson became “Deadpool” in the movie. They refer to the mutant they created as Weapon XI and he is referred to as Deadpool, but its never been confirmed that Wilson was the same person.

      They even had a different actor play Weapon XI.

      Deadpool can easily exist as a continuation of that film of Wade Wilson AFTER the experiments in the Weapon X program.

      1. Hey Rod: You mean that wasn’t RR at the end with his mouth taped shut and swinging his arm swords around? it looked liked him Thats for sure.

        and they also peddled the action figures for that movie and had a Deadpool one (named anyways)

        What gives bro?

      2. Scott Adkins is credited as Weapon XI and was the actor who appeared at the end of the film, and Ryan Reynolds was credited ONLY as Wade Wilson.

        Technically aside from some circumstantial referencing, Deadpool was not actually in this movie.

        Until they clearly state otherwise, WeaponXI was not Wade Wilson, and therefore not even Deadpool (Wade Wilson has yet to become Deadpool)

        Stryker makes a statement suggesting that would be the only way to shut Wilson’s mouth, and Wolverine asks his attacker quizzically if he is Wilson, but neither is confirmed.

        And there was a toy that showed Weapon XI in a Deadpool packaging, but if I recall, they stated that was an error.

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