Ryan Reynolds Says 'Deadpool' Will Please Super Critical Fanboys
Fans were elated last fall when 20th Century Fox finally announced that they would be bringing Deadpool to the big screen the proper way after completely ruining the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The studio brought back Ryan Reynolds in the lead role as Wade Wilson, aka the Merc with a Mouth, and visual effects wizard Tim Miller will make his feature directorial debut. The supporting cast has started to fill out with Gina Carano, T.J. Miller and more, and now Reynolds has spoken out to fans to reassure them that this will be the Deadpool movie they want, even though we've heard the movie will be rated PG-13.
Speaking with Shortlist, Reynolds made a pretty bold claim about Deadpool:
"I’m incredibly happy about it —we’ve got a director that understands that world and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That’s the most important aspect: it’s made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that’s the hope."
Well, if the film can really please the hardcore Deadpool fans out there, that's a good thing. But at the same time, the movie still has to be accessible to general audiences who may not be familiar with the fourth wall breaking, sarcastic, mouthy anti-hero. They'll have to walk a very fine line between fan service and making a movie that anyone (at least teenagers and above) can enjoy in theaters. This one has been a long time coming, so hopefully the wait will be worth it. Production will begin sometime soon with 20th Century Fox already staking out a release early next year on February 12th, 2016, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
Or, you know, they Don't have to cater to teenagers? Let this one be for adults only, it'll gather alot more money tbh. Look at what pg13 did to the expendables, total failure
sander vanden bempt on Mar 16, 2015
Often I think the worst fanboys are fully grown men, not the teenagers. Listening to a lot of writers and artists in comics, pandering to these giant 'baby men' has damaged the comics industry.
Carpola on Mar 16, 2015
I never read DeadPool ; just saw guest-starring roles , but i would say the character does seem to be written for the teenager in us all , who has too much mouth and not enough sense ...DP just happens to have fightin' skills , to back it up.. so it makes him even cooler ...Early Wolverine , wasn't any different
Dominic on Mar 17, 2015
And DP has a filthier mind & mouth than most parents want to admit their precious darlings might know & use when not under M&D's watchful eyes. I know I recently lifted the PG13 ban for my 12 y/o - after he asked me questions about words he was hearing from peers in middle (6-8) school. Even some Rs will be permitted, depending on why. F bombs - meh. Csuckers & kitties, I'm not quite ready to take that leap. But in another year or two - well under the "17" limit - he'll be allowed to watch most R films.
VAharleywitch on Mar 17, 2015
Going to bomb...
Steven on Mar 16, 2015
Sorry if I do not trust anything Reynolds has to say about a comic book movie.
Brian Sleider on Mar 16, 2015
My thoughts exactly.
Rock n Rollllll on Mar 16, 2015
If that's the case, based on your theories, then you shouldn't trust what any actor has to say about comic book movies. Not all major Comic Book actors were/are fanboys of the roles they play, what makes them any different from Reynolds when it comes to keeping the public informed on the developments in the movies they are playing in? This was a simple publicity stunt to get fans excited, not a trust exercise between the general public and Ryan Reynolds.
Simple Sam on Mar 16, 2015
Brian Sleider on Mar 16, 2015
i would point out , Simple , that the movies themselves ARE better when the actor is a fan of the comic .. which is all RR is tapping into when he is Told to say that ..., also Brian never said he Hated RR for some reason , just that he doesn't want to trust his words ...not so much from Origins , but from Green Lantern , I would say ...... Did RR say in an interview , that He Is a fan ? ...it also helps , as RR seems to point out , when the Director and Producer(s) are the Fans..
Dominic on Mar 17, 2015
oh yeah, that must be why ghost rider turned out so great.
Dan Hibiki on Mar 17, 2015
GhostRider , was written quite more adult , than DP If you mean that the " crew " were all fans , well they were still screwing up CB movies , back when it was made . i.e. spending for the name actor and expecting hm to carry the boxoffice , not the story or how well he played the lead.... . I remmebr GR skewing a BIT younger than Nicholas Cage tho .. i believe with This character , they will start realize that Every Character doesn't have to have a heart of gold , and save the damsel and her family , to be popular / profitable
Dominic on Mar 20, 2015
Exactly. I have no beef with RR as an actor. I have no reason to trust what he says on the quality of a comic book movie. His track record tells me not to.
Brian Sleider on Mar 17, 2015
Yeah, unless they can get that HARD R rating, thank that is very unlikely.
DAVIDPD on Mar 16, 2015
it will suck with Ryan Reynolds as deadpool! It should be r rated and everything less is a letdown...
ari smulders on Mar 17, 2015
He said the same thing about the Green Lantern movie.
capitandelespacio on Mar 17, 2015
" movie will be rated PG-13" Yah, NOOOOOOOO..... Film for R, edit for PG-13 and do a split time showing with the R being later at night.
Y-So Sirius on Mar 18, 2015
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