Last month, it was confirmed that the long-awaited Deadpool adaptation will finally begin production this March in Vancouver, with Ryan Reynolds set to return as the Merc With the Mouth after debuting in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The actor has been making the press rounds lately to promote his indie comedy The Voices, arriving in theaters February 6, and during and interview with Collider, the actor revealed that he's under going a lot of "tests" to get ready for shooting. Here's what he had to say, when asked about his preparations.
"Tests. Lots of tests. Lots and lots of tests. That's about all I can say about that."
VFX specialist Tim Miller is making his directorial debut on Deadpool, who first signed on to direct way back in April 2011. When asked what made him the right filmmaker for the job, Ryan Reynolds cited his "fierce loyalty" to the project.
"[He's] always been the right guy. He's always, you know, shown nothing but a fierce loyalty to the canon of Deadpool and that's the thing you look for first and foremost, a guy that is always wanting to push a little bit farther. And the advantage of doing a movie like this on a budget that is significantly less than any other kind of superhero movie is that you get to do things that you don't get to do on other superhero movies so that's what we're most excited about."
Their has been plenty of speculation about whether or not Deadpool, which was written by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, will be an R-rated adventure. When asked if his comments above mean that the production is aiming for an R rating, Ryan Reynolds had this to say.
"I have no idea. I don't want to spoil anything so we'll see. We hope."
Do you think 20th Century Fox should go all-out and make an R-rated Deadpool? Or would you see this adaptation even if it was rated PG-13? Hopefully we'll find out more about Deadpool as we inch closer to production getting under way, so stay tuned for more details.