Since Deadpool started shooting a little less than two weeks ago, not a day has gone by without a story about the long-awaited Marvel adaptation. We've already seen a photo of star Ryan Reynolds in his full costume, and a video of him in action, confirming that the film will be R rated. We've also seen the actors on set. Last night, we reported on Deadpool's creator Rob Liefeld, who compared the movie to Guardians of the Galaxy, and said Ryan Reynolds was about to do for the character what Robert Downey Jr. did for Tony Stark and Iron Man. Now, posting on his personal Instagram account, Rob Liefeld goes onto praise the R rating, the rest of the cast, and the talented filmmaking team behind this superhero adaptation. He also offers up his take on what makes this movie different from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He calls it a cinematic experience unlike anything ever made:
Let's get something straight, after Wolverine:Origins I went on the apology tour, for those many umpteen thousands of you who came up to me at the bazillion conventions I do and asked me "Hey, Liefeld, what did you think of Deadpool in Wolverine:Origins?" you saw me smile through gritted teeth and give a very deliberate response "Well, it's a good start.." Because I already knew that there were plans underway to restore Deadpool and that given the opportunity, the new team that Ryan was assembling would produce the film we all wanted.
But I knew that I couldn't apologize twice, I couldn't smile through gritted teeth any longer, this one would have to be earned. Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick came on board and wrote the most amazing, exciting, unique comic book script I'd ever read. Even my Marvel pals have confided and said, "Wow, that Deadpool script...That's spectacular..It should get made" but it didn't. And years passed and management at Fox passed and executives came and went, each unable to move it forward. During this time, the outstanding Tim Miller stepped into the directors chair to guide the film and from the word go, he started making things happen. I saw storyboards, costume designs and animatics. The vision was becoming a reality and that amazing test reel footage was shot and I thought for certain that the film would be on its way to a green light. Then...more waiting.
And here we are, this outstanding vision is being filmed and prepared for a Feb. 12th 2016 release date. I can tell you that you are in for a cinematic comic book experience unlike any you have experienced! Deadpool is all that you've been waiting for and a round of applause to Tim, Rhett, Paul, Ryan and Simon Kinberg for seeing it through! #robliefeld #deadpool