"[In] its current iteration the movie's actually very small. There's minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we're kind of presenting it to them. We're saying 'Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?' Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements. The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it's very meta, I mean the character knows he's in a movie, he knows he's in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it's kind of a risky property. But, you know, we'll see. It's actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward."
When asked if the movie will ever be made "in our lifetime," the actor had this to say.
"In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it'll get made, eventually. I mean it's just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we'll see."
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the screenplay, based on Rob Liefeld's comic book, with Tim Miller set to make his feature directorial debut. The character first popped up on the big screen in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and has been in development ever since. Are you excited to see the Merc With a Mouth on the big screen again?