Our friends over at IESB.net recently had the chance to talk to Fox Chairman Tom Rothman about the current crop of films coming out of Fox studios. During this series of interviews, Rothman answered a few questions about X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and about the portrayal comic fan-favorite Deadpool by Ryan Reynolds in that film.
IESB: So, we get teased in the Wolverine, trailer with Deadpool, he's a fan favorite, another second tier Iron Man-like character, and Ryan Reynolds has been dying to play this guy for years and I think that's why he even did the cameo because he wants a stand alone film. Any movement there?
TR: Yes and no, I mean, Deadpool is an integral part of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we are in the process now, of doing all the CG work to create that character at an A +++ level, that's being done in truly as state of the art fashion as possible...
IESB: Scarring and all?
TR: It will be very rewarding for the fans, let's put it that way. It's a high level endeavor because he figures importantly in the movie, so whether he'll spin off into his own movie, if that's what you're asking, I don't know the answer. We will have to see.
TR: It's pretty dark, but, I don't know, I haven't seen the movie yet. But, it's in that realm, it's thematically a very dark story, so it is not Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
So, Deadpool fans, it sounds like you won't be disappointed as to how Reynolds portrays the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.