Back in January, we reported that production will get underway in March, on location in Vancouver, for the highly-anticipated Deadpool comic book adaptation, which fans have been clamoring for ever since Ryan Reynolds portrayed the Merc With the Mouth in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While promoting his new indie comedy The Voices, Ryan Reynolds offered new details about the adaptation, revealing that even the most vocal fanboys will be pleased by Deadpool. Take a look at what he had to say below, praising the work of first-time director Tim Miller and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
"I'm incredibly happy about it - we've got a director that understands that world, and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That's the most important aspect: it's made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that's the hope."
While we don't know exactly when this month that production will get under way, the supporting cast is starting to come together, with Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein and Morena Baccarin signing on. The Marvel character Colossus will also be featured in Deadpool. However, Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in X-Men: Days of Future Past, will not be returning since the filmmakers are recasting the role. There have also been rumors that the adaptation may not get the R rating that most fans want to see, but it still isn't known what rating the production may be aiming for.
With that being said, if "the most critical fanboys" could embrace Deadpool, as Ryan Reynolds said, it seems likely that it may be rated R, since the character is well known for his foul-mouthed ways, but we'll have to wait and see. The comic book is also known for "breaking the fourth wall," with the character talking directly to the viewers, but it hasn't been confirmed if this aspect will be used either. Are you looking forward to seeing what Ryan Reynolds can do as Deadpool? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more details as we get closer to production starting.