One of the Marvel comic book properties that is still languishing in development is Deadpool, which will feature Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, the actor recently revealed in an interview that there will be no connection between this new Deadpool project and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
"(Deadpool) will actually have no connection to the one that was in (X-Men Origins:) Wolverine."
This falls in line with comments made by producer Lauren Shuler Donner in May, who said Deadpool would be a complete reboot of the character. The actor also said that the Deadpool script is still being developed, and that they are aiming for an R rating.
"The script is, I think, fantastic. It's been developed even further in the last three months or so. The film has to be rated R, and it has to be done a certain way, it has to do all these things that I am sure can be worrisome for the guy cutting the checks for it, so if it's going to be done, it needs to be done right."