Apparently Deadpool is Still Alive and Will Shoot in 2012 with Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Movie ImageOr at least, that’s the going rumor courtesy of a site called the Geek Files (h/t reader Mike).

According to them, sources indicate that “Deadpool”, a movie adaptation of the comic book character that previously appeared in 2009’s ill-conceived “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (then played by Ryan Reynolds), might be rolling before cameras sometime in 2012, about the same time that Fox finally gets “The Wolverine” with Hugh Jackman going. Of course, we’ve been hearing that “The Wolverine” (with James Mangold directing) will go into production for a while now, but that hasn’t happened yet, so…

The last official word on “Deadpool” had former special effects man Tim Miller landing the directing gig. Of course, that was back in April of last year. In the meantime, Ryan Reynolds has continued to talk up the film, though some think the negative reactions (reviews as well as box office) for “Green Lantern”, Reynolds’ first big comic book movie that was supposed to prove he’s capable of carrying a big-budget Summer event film, might have also sunk any chances of a “Deadpool” movie, especially one that is as brutal and nasty as Reynolds has envisioned.

Geek Files says Fox has returned “Deadpool” to the front burner and is anxious to get the ball rolling on it. Why, I couldn’t tell you. I know the character is immensely popular with fanboys and comic book geeks, but I honestly don’t see it having much of a mainstream appeal. Or at least, not enough for the studio to be so gung-ho about getting it made after dragging their feet on it for so long. Then again, we are talking about Fox here, where dragging feet is something of an art form.

Of course, a few days ago comic book guy Rob Liefeld, who created the character, did reveal that he’s seen about 8-minutes of test footage from a live-action “Deadpool” movie, saying:

They’ve got a great director on the movie, they’ve got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go ‘Holy crap,’ and ‘That’s Deadpool in costume.’ Katana swords, guns, shooting people’s faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you’ve got what would amount to the first R-rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R-rated.

Here’s the video of Liefeld talking about that test footage he may or may not have seen at a recent comic convention, but first he prefaces it with the story of Deadpool’s appearance in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, which is pretty priceless:

So maybe a 2012 start date for “Deadpool” might not be so farfetched after all…

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  • Eagle Eye

    In the director’s seat, i would like either Matthew Vaughn, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, Robert Rodriguez, Guy Ritchie, Robert Schwentke, James Mangold or Zack Snyder.

    And i chose these people according to not only the comics of Deadpool, but, according to the script, which i read, or at least, one of the early drafts (with the whole leaking part, they probably changed the whole damn film).

    All of them could do a good job (in my eyes, that is, i think everybody should be allowed to have their own idea for a Deadpool film).

    Matthew Vaughn and James Mangold can do action, humour and drama (see Kick-*ss/X men First Class and Knight and Day/3:10 to Yuma).

    Robert Rodriguez and Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor can do sheer crazyness (see every flippin film these guys made).

    And Guy Ritchie and and Robert Shwentke can do action which is humourous (see Red and Sherlock Holmes).

    And Zack Snyder is awesome, that’s it, plus he would handle those slow mo scenes really well, and trust me, in that scipt, there is a lot of slow mo (we all know how Zack likes his slow mo…).

    • Juggernaut

      I like each of these director pics. I was under the impression that the writers from Zombieland penned the script with Mangold officially on board to direct. Has that changed?

  • Eagle Eye

    Nothing wrong with the classic look, i love the classic look, but i was just thinking of a way to make Deadpool’s suit slightly practical, him being a combat expert. Though, i want him to wear cargo pants with the classic look, that just helps to make him more… Real (the dude is so awesome, i don’t want him to lose his mega (chimi chonga) cool factor by wearing tight’s)?!?

  • Guest

    Rosenbaum would be a better Flash then he would Deadpool, While he is well…Michael Rosenbaum he doesn’t have that cut throat badass, no holds bar appeal to him like Deadpool would. Reynolds or Donovan would be great choices.