Ryan Reynolds name has been attached to the character of Deadpool since the first thoughts of seeing that character move from comic book to film came about, so it's a relief to many fans that the actor will be taking on the role of Wade Wilson in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The good folks at Collider caught up to Reynolds while he was promoting Adventureland, and they managed to ask the actor a bit about his role as Deadpool.
First off, when asked if Reynolds pursued the role or if the studio came to him, Reynolds simply commented on how his name had been attached to the character for years, and he said "So I think it was in some weird way it was a little bit destined." Reynolds then added "I love that character. I love that franchise. I love that whole vibe and I was happy to jump in there and do it."
Reynolds also talked a little bit about his fight scenes in the film, saying "But the action sequences are amazing. I'd never done anything in that scope before. I'd done action movies but not like this. It was pretty wild." He went on to specifically address the fight sequences in the film. "Well I have a sword sequence in the movie that is no less than a minute long in the film but that takes months and months to prepare for. When you think about it like that it's vaguely depressing, but when you actually do it, it's worth it. When you see on the screen that it's me and not a stunt person and I'm doing it...those take a long time but, yeah, they're slow. We had action sequences that took weeks. We had one fight sequence that took weeks to shoot."
He also had some thoughts to share about the ensemble nature of the film, stating "Movies like this have a lot of big personalities in one room and you think that's going to be combustible but it was just the opposite. I looked at it like an ensemble really, there was a huge amount of people with heavy storylines that they're trying to pack into this one movie so it was a shockingly chummy set. Everybody was into what they were doing and because of that it was a bonding experience to a certain degree."
Finally, Reynolds was asked about the possibility of seeing a Deadpool spin-off film, which he was a bit skeptical about. "I've had a couple of people approach me about meetings for a Deadpool movie but I think it's absurd to think that way until this movie comes out," Reynolds said. He continued on "And I don't even look at it like I play Deadpool in this movie. I really think I more or less play Wade Wilson, and I'm playing the creature that will eventually become Deadpool but in this movie it's his newly formed version....so to speak."
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Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, will.i.am, Dominic Monaghan, and Daniel Henney.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters May 1st, 2009.