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Man, there sure are a lot of rumors floating around about the “Wolverine” movie lately. There has been a litany of ‘net reports about who will be playing who, but no official announcements as of yet. Also, there have been a ton of “guest stars” that are supposed to show up in the movie, more recently the Blob and, now, merc with a mouth Deadpool as played by Ryan Reynolds?
Sounds to me like Marvel is going to pack this one with all sorts of geeky Easter eggs if all of these rumors are true. The Blob would be a lot of fun to see in one of these, and there’s another cameo, one that we can officially confirm now, that sounds to me like a set-up for a possible spin-off.
Anyone up for a little DEADPOOL?
How about if Ryan Reynolds is playing him?
This one’s supposed to be a secret, but cat’s out of the bag now, Marvel. And I have to say… I think it sounds like fun. I know this has been a character you guys have been developing for years now (hell, I think I pitched a DEADPOOL film back in 2001), and Reynolds is absolutely the right guy for the job.
Of all the actors out there, Ryan Reynolds has been dying to play a comic book character, and I think everyone knows he would be great as either the Flash or Deadpool. The problem, of course, is that Hollywood has absolutely no idea how to handle comic book characters (see: the unmitigated disaster that is the current Justice League movie), so what makes sense for everyone else doesn’t necessarily translate into Hollywood “logic”.
But Ryan Reynolds guest-starring in “Wolverine” as Deadpool? That’s definitely something to see if it turns out to be true. With emphasis on “if”, of course. We’ll see…