Ryan Reynolds as the Real 'Deadpool' in Leaked Test Reel Footage
by Ethan Anderton
July 28, 2014
For anyone who saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you were probably disappointed by the bastardized version of the cocky, hilarious and deadly Marvel character Deadpool. The film took away the best asset of the Merc with a Mouth, and we've yet to see any real progress on a feature film version that would have featured Ryan Reynolds in the role, but in the proper fashion. We've even heard of a test reel that was done by VFX wizard and director Tim Miller for Fox. And now if you're quick, you can get a vibe for what a Deadpool movie might have looked like (or hopefully will look like) with a leaked video showing some of the footage.
Here's the leaked test footage from Deadpool for the time being (we'll replace if/when can) from JoBlo:
Update! For those wondering about this, Deadpool creator Robert Liefeld did also tweet this out earlier:
That is ALL 100% Ryan Reynolds in MO-CAP performance. Suit was digitally layered by Miller and Blur.
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 28, 2014
If the video above isn't working, it features Deadpool talking to the audience, just like he does in the comic book (and also singing "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani) before taking a plunge from an overpass into an SUV filled with thugs. An impressive action sequence plays out, almost in The Raid 2 fashion with Deadpool being a smart ass and kicking ass at the same time. It's exactly what a Deadpool movie should be, and we wish Fox would just let this footage be seen so that they can really get a gauge from audiences who have been dying to see this project happen for years. The character looks great, and Reynolds is the perfect man to bring him to life. Last we heard was the film was still trying to get a greenlight and director Tim Miller was hopeful that it would finally get off the ground. How badly do you want a Deadpool movie?