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I can’t wait for this one!!! Our previous posts on Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds here.
...“We’re outlining it pretty seriously right now,” explained Rhett Reese who — along with partner Paul Wernick — is red-hot after writing “Zombieland,” which just hit DVD. “We’re in the early stages.”
“We just absolutely adore the character and the comic,” explained Wernick. “And tonally, it’s right up our alley. He’s the unstable, smart-ass, self deprecating guy — and they say write what you know, so [we’re perfect for it].”…
…“What’s great about Ryan is that he’s been the keeper of the Deadpool flame for many years, he’s loved the character since forever; he lives it and breathes it,” Reese said of some of the specific ideas Reynolds has brought up to them. …
“The movie is going to kick ass,” Wernick said, confident of the end result of their collaboration. “It’s going to be great.”
“It’s not going to be your father’s superhero movie, or even your older brother’s superhero movie,” added Reese. “It’s definitely going to be irreverent and fun, and we owe a lot to that character, because it’s a wonderful character.”
Frakkin A! Perfect!
Variety has it:
20th Century Fox is making progress with its “X-Men” spinoff, “Deadpool,” and has tapped “Zombieland” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the screenplay…….There is no timetable on the Marvel property, though Reynolds has a window after wrapping the “Green Lantern” this summer.
Reynolds has been bulking up to play the DC Comics’ hero “Green Lantern,” which starts lensing next month. This means he would already be in superhero shape if the script for “Deadpool” is ready by summer.
Reese and Wernick, who wrote “Zombieland,” will stay true to the mythology of “Deadpool” given that Reynolds is a huge fan and protector of the property.
The tone of “Deadpool,” which features an antihero as opposed to the more traditional heroic comicbook protagonist, is very similar in tone to “Zombieland.”
Reese and Wernick, high school friends who began collaborating in 2001, most recently sold the pitch “Earth vs. Moon” to Universal Pictures. The pair penned a draft of “Venom” for Sony/Marvel….
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Our previous posts on Deadpool here. MiM cannot WAIT for the film!!! FD- MiM are DIS shareholders, which will shortly include Marvel characters in its stable, oh yeah baby :)
You’ve been a fan of Deadpool for a long time. How much did you want the part?
I’ve been a fan of Deadpool for almost a decade. I was first introduced to it by my brother. Then I gradually followed it for a few years after that. I saw one of the comics a few years ago where Deadpool referred to himself as a cross between a Sharpe and Ryan Reynolds.
I just thought that was the coolest thing I had ever heard. So when I heard about the movie I knew I was going to do the film, even if I had to kill some studio head’s pets. A few years ago I was talking to Fox about possibly doing a Deadpool standalone movie.
I think they found it to be a little too complicated to try to tackle. Specifically because he’s a cult favorite. He’s not a mainstream character. So what better way to introduce him than in this movie?
I heard about six months before this went into production that they were thinking about putting Deadpool into this movie, but it wasn’t sure. Then kind of at the last minute they called and said, ‘We’re doing it! Are you in?’ And I said, ‘Well, of course I am, but I’m starring in two other movies, I don’t know how I’m going to do it.’
So they shot the whole film, and in the reshoots they shot me for the first time. This was why people thought they were adding more Deadpool, but they weren’t, I hadn’t shot any footage up to that point because I was too busy making these other films. Which are good problems to have.
Any idea who wrote that line about you in the comic?
You know, I don’t know who wrote that particular issue. It’s had multiple writers over the years. I’ve got the panel on my wall in a frame, maybe I should find out. And thank him. Or her. You never know, equal opportunity.
You take on many diverse roles. How do you decide what you’re going to do?
I’ve been lucky. I can go from one genre to another and it’s not a huge issue. People used to do that. Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, they’d jump all over the place. I feel Hugh does that pretty well.
He’s as comfortable on a Broadway stage as he is with claws and a tank top. Mostly I just consider myself lucky. I don’t have a specific rhyme or reason as to why I think it is, but it’s probably because I haven’t had astronomical success in one genre. If I had done Spider-Man, it would probably be tougher to jump into Adventureland or something.
Do you have a preference towards a specific type of film?
No. I love movies, man. Totally. In some ways it’s easier to do something like this than it is a comedy. Because for a comedy I feel like you need a whole orchestra around you. There’s a timing, a musicality to it. It’s a science, and there’s something very interesting about that. But this is just fun.
They taped your mouth up at the end, right?
Yeah, I wasn’t happy about that.
But I’ll bet everyone else was!
I think so! It certainly served the story. But that is where they detoured a bit from the origins. I mean, Deadpool is the ‘Merc with the Mouth.’ It took a long time. It took four hours just to get it on, and four more hours to get it off. For some people, that’s an entire work day.
People that wear loafers, typically. But it sucked to eat lunch and that sort of thing. I would snort a steak. I would just lay it down like it was the 80’s and go for it. No, we’d have to cut it open and it required a PA to feed it to me.
How many days of shooting was that?
In the Deadpool makeup it was a couple of weeks. My skin was not loving that after a while. It’s a pretty awful experience getting that on and off each day. If we ever did a Deadpool movie, the mask would relieve some of that issue, but I would never want to be in that makeup more than three days in a row.
MiM here- they ARE doing that movie and he HAS been signed :) see this blurb from REELZ:
Yesterday, more X-film news was spread via twitter thanks to Rob Liefeld, the co-creator of Marvel Comics’ Deadpool, including the fact that the “Merc with a Mouth” will appear in costume and that Ryan Reynolds, who recently signed on to play Green Lantern in a competing production, will be revisiting his X-Men Origins: Wolverine role of Wade “Deadpool” Wilson in the solo film.
Great Deadpool movie meeting! Lauren Schuler Donner and her team are headed in the right direction!
Deadpool movie checklist- DP in costume-check! Breaking 4th wall-check! Loads of killing-double check!
Deadpool movie- YES! Ryan Reynolds is on board!!!
Liefeld also broke the news that another one of his X-Men creations, Cable, might receive his big screen debut.
Also excited to discuss possibilities of Cable in future X-films!!!
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