Ryan Reynolds will be the face of two superhero movie franchises with DC's Green Lantern, due out on June 17, 2011, and Marvel's Deadpool, which is currently in development. Ryan Reynolds recently spoke with The Los Angeles Times, where he said that Deadpool won't be your typical superhero movie.
Here's an excerpt from the site's article:
"It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It's a nasty piece of work. It's just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It's like Barfly if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral.... It's so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that."
Reynolds also compared the film to being a new inmate in prison:
"With Deadpool, it's a lot like going to prison for the first day. You got to walk up and hit the biggest guy you see to establish a bit of cred. With Deadpool, early on you have to establish that moral flexibility. There's a gamble to it - you're going to lose a few people right at the beginning but you take the gamble and know that eventually you're going to win them back. You won't lose the hard-core fans of the character, they already know who he is. We have to play to a broader audience than that. As an actor you have to be willing to do something like ... back in Vancouver we used to call it a [nasty] burger. 'You gotta eat the [nasty] burger to get to the cookies.' And yes, I want to write a cookbook about that..."
Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the Deadpool script, which Robert Rodriguez is still reportedly interested in directing. A deal with Robert Rodriguez still hasn't been made yet for Deadpool. Fox is still eyeing a 2012 release date for the movie at this time.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any updates on Deadpool as soon as we have more information.