Just /deadpool-will-get-made-in-our-lifetime-promises-ryan-reynolds/days ago, star Ryan Reynolds promised that we will see the Marvel mutant spin-off Deadpool in his lifetime. The script is ready to go, and he can't wait to jump back into character.
"[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.
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."
The character has a strong fan base that has long pinned for the movie. Deadpool first appeared in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and soon after, we heard news of a stand-alone movie. It's going on nearly five years, and the film does have a director secured in place. Tim Miller confirms and backs up Ryan Reynolds's statement, saying the only holdback now is a greenlight from Fox.
"We will never give up! Deadpool is still alive and we're just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly f***ing awesome film this would be. Ryan is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light."
You can check out the full interview here: