Reynolds says Deadpool will be authentic
X-Men Origins: Wolverine has spawned it's first spin off, with a Deadpool film already happening. They are planning on forgetting some aspects of that film though. Not a surprise considering what happens to Deadpool.
Ryan Reynolds has given an update on where the film is, and he is saying all the right things.
Deadpool finished X-Men Origins: Wolverine looking not quite like his former self, leaving some of us wondering what they would do in a Deadpool film. It looks like they will indeed forget some of the things that happened in Wolverine, funny I'd quite like to forget some stuff from that film too.
Last time Ryan Reynolds spoke about the spin off film, they were figuring out the story and who the villain would be. But comparing what I'd read about the Deadpool character, and what I'd seen in Wolverine seemed quite far removed. And even as a neutral, I was wondering if the studio would let them make a Deadpool film, which stuck to the original character. They definitely did quite a number on taming Wolverine. Could we have hope that Deadpool might turn out differently? Reynolds thinks the studio wants a serious Deadpool film.
To their credit — the studio’s credit — they want to make an authentic ‘Deadpool’ movie; they want to make it as close to the source material as possible. He’s going to be the Merc with the Mouth, we’re going to give all those answers that everyone wants.He’s going to have the scarred-up face, he’s going to be in the suit — and, it’s going to be incredible.
Right now, it’s just a question of trying to figure out what is the spine of the story.Who is the villain? What does Wade and/or Deadpool want? And how do you tell that story? Are we going to see flashbacks to his old life, flash-forwards, present-day? We’re just trying to figure that stuff out.
Like I said they are saying all the right things. But Wolverine left a rather bad taste in my mouth. And I can't help but think we will end up with a watered down, child friendly Deadpool film. Maybe this kind of film needs a slightly more adult certificate to really work. But after Watchmen (Filmstalker review) didn't take as much money as some hoped, partly due to it's rating, will we see another R rated comic book film?
Are you still holding out hope for a decent Deadpool film? Or are you maybe a little tired of the X-Men spin off thing already?