After a few years of serious huevos azul, we’re finally inching closer to a proper Deadpool movie. At least… that’s what the film’s presumptive star Ryan Reynolds would have us believe.
“[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.”
After some promising rumors following Wade Wilson’s premiere in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fox Studios has played the ol’ “Will they? Won’t they?” card as they deliberate the potential risks of a rated R Deadpool flick. Even though they’re a pretty flimsy bunch, the execs seem to be leaning in favor of greenlighting the project, all this according to VFX guru and occasional Arctic swimsuit model Tim Miller.
We will never give up! Deadpool is still alive and we’re just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly fucking awesome film this would be. Ryan is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light.”
Now, I have to admit, I was really psyched for a Deadpool movie in 2009, but the game’s done changed. We have our own billion dollar superhero comedian in the form of Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark, and DC’s opening up their own cinematic universe (which leaves a potential Plastic Man movie on the table), so Deadpool’s lost his luster.
Still, I’ll be first in line when the flick release, garbed in my mustard stained red and black threads.