It's interesting to hear Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld talk about Ryan Reynolds' performance as Wade Wilson in the upcoming Marvel adaptation. Its as though the actor didn't already portray the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Apparently, we'll be getting a slightly different take on the Merc with the mouth, made possible by the altered timeline in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Liefeld compares what Ryan Reynolds is doing with the character to what Robert Downey Jr. did with Tony Stark in Iron Man. Speaking to comicbook.com, Liefeld states:
"In the same manner that Robert Downey Jr. co-opted Tony Stark/Iron Man and now seems to "own" him in that way that you can't imagine Iron Man without him, that's what will happen with Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool. The Tony Stark I grew up with wasn't as snappy and as quippy as Downey Jr. made him, but now I only think of his performance. That is what is going to happen here with Ryan and Deadpool. You can see it happening already. It's a complete ownership of a role that we are all going to rally around. This Deadpool film will establish Deadpool on a global scale."
So far, we've seen quite a bit from the film, and it has only just begun shooting. 20th Century Fox is doing an interesting thing with the movie. They are making it an all-inclusive experience for the fans. We've seen Ryan Reynolds in the suit. We've seen pictures from the set. We know what is happening in one of the major action set pieces. And, we have a confirmation that the movie will be R rated. But don't let that sway you. Rob Liefeld says the movie has heart, and compares it to Marvel's biggest hit to date, Guardians of the Galaxy:
"I'm telling you with great conviction, and great anticipation for the satisfaction everyone is going to experience, that the Deadpool film is tremendous. It's tremendous fun. In addition to being brilliantly raucous, crazy, violent, and action packed, the Deadpool film has tremendous heart and soul. Prepare for an experience that you haven't encountered yet. It's new template in the way that Guardians of the Galaxy established a new tone for the franchise. Deadpool will do the same."
Do these words from the creator of Deadpool get you super excited for the project? Or are you still on the fence? You can learn more about the history of the character in the fairly extensive interview over at comicbook.com. There is a lot of interesting information if you're not completely familiar with the character just yet: CLICK HERE