Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Wolverine Movie?

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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?

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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…

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Wolverine Movie?

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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Well, Hollywood did handle “Batman Begins,” “Spider-Man 1 & 2,” “Blade,” and the first two “X-Men,” well, didn’t they? Superheroes have been done well in films, but sometimes the filmmaking talent behind them screws up (i.e. “Superman Returns,” “Spider-Man 3,” “X-Men 3″). But studios are sometimes also to blame, as in the case of “Daredevil.” Let’s just don’t place the blame on one person or thing. These are equal-opportunity screw-ups!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Well, Hollywood did handle “Batman Begins,” “Spider-Man 1 & 2,” “Blade,” and the first two “X-Men,” well, didn’t they? Superheroes have been done well in films, but sometimes the filmmaking talent behind them screws up (i.e. “Superman Returns,” “Spider-Man 3,” “X-Men 3″). But studios are sometimes also to blame, as in the case of “Daredevil.” Let’s just don’t place the blame on one person or thing. These are equal-opportunity screw-ups!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    You’re right. It just seemed like such a no-brainer to let someone like Reynolds do The Flash or Deadpool. Plus, I think one of the reasons Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men worked out was because you had good directors who UNDERSTOOD the characters sheperding it through. Then you have JLA, which hired someone’s grandfather to direct, so of course he could care less about the integrity of the characters, and will go strictly for the Big Mac tie-ins.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    You’re right. It just seemed like such a no-brainer to let someone like Reynolds do The Flash or Deadpool. Plus, I think one of the reasons Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men worked out was because you had good directors who UNDERSTOOD the characters sheperding it through. Then you have JLA, which hired someone’s grandfather to direct, so of course he could care less about the integrity of the characters, and will go strictly for the Big Mac tie-ins.

  • Jack

    I have a question…why in the world would these people directing Marvel Comic-book based movies star Ryan Reynolds in two separate Marvel films playing two different characters? Blade> A Marvel comic character.( Hannibal King ) and now X-Men Origins:Wolverine> another Marvel comic movie ( Dead Pool ). I’m not quite understanding the logic in double casting for characters that exist in the same ( Marvel ) Universe, without them playing the same roles. It just seems to be faulty logic, and any true comic book fan of any Marvel series could probably find the faults and are pondering the same dilemmas. I don’t understand how some people misinterpreted this by saying that Blade wasn’t a comic book movie. Hannibal King WAS a comic book character. Now you have brought the same man who brought that character to life bring to life an entirely different character in the Marvel franchise. Now don’t get me wrong, I am indeed a Ryan Reynolds fan of sorts; but come on guys seriously? How much more abuse can the franchise take before fans really start committing suicide? Spider-Man 3 was an epic failure in my point of view, the X-Men movies were too off base and lost touch with their true roots, and the Hulk movies? What were there like three re-makes in several years? Don’t make me sick. Marvel is a fantastic franchise, but DC Comics seems to be casting a shadow over them with their Batman Begins and The Dark Knight films. It’s amazing Stan Lee sat back and let these atrocities happen at all.

  • Jack

    I have a question…why in the world would these people directing Marvel Comic-book based movies star Ryan Reynolds in two separate Marvel films playing two different characters? Blade> A Marvel comic character.( Hannibal King ) and now X-Men Origins:Wolverine> another Marvel comic movie ( Dead Pool ). I’m not quite understanding the logic in double casting for characters that exist in the same ( Marvel ) Universe, without them playing the same roles. It just seems to be faulty logic, and any true comic book fan of any Marvel series could probably find the faults and are pondering the same dilemmas. I don’t understand how some people misinterpreted this by saying that Blade wasn’t a comic book movie. Hannibal King WAS a comic book character. Now you have brought the same man who brought that character to life bring to life an entirely different character in the Marvel franchise. Now don’t get me wrong, I am indeed a Ryan Reynolds fan of sorts; but come on guys seriously? How much more abuse can the franchise take before fans really start committing suicide? Spider-Man 3 was an epic failure in my point of view, the X-Men movies were too off base and lost touch with their true roots, and the Hulk movies? What were there like three re-makes in several years? Don’t make me sick. Marvel is a fantastic franchise, but DC Comics seems to be casting a shadow over them with their Batman Begins and The Dark Knight films. It’s amazing Stan Lee sat back and let these atrocities happen at all.

  • Si

    I absolutely agree with the above.

    It really narks me when they use actors who have already stared in previous Marvel films as high ranking characters.

    This is as bad as the news that the “wrestler” guy is going to play a bad-guy in BOTH IronMan2 AND Spiderman4.

    I do think Ryan will do well in this role, but can we have some consistency when they employ people to play roles in films and not re-use people.

    It kind of destroys the possibility of ever having team ups between certain groups if they use the same actors in given roles.

  • Si

    I absolutely agree with the above.

    It really narks me when they use actors who have already stared in previous Marvel films as high ranking characters.

    This is as bad as the news that the “wrestler” guy is going to play a bad-guy in BOTH IronMan2 AND Spiderman4.

    I do think Ryan will do well in this role, but can we have some consistency when they employ people to play roles in films and not re-use people.

    It kind of destroys the possibility of ever having team ups between certain groups if they use the same actors in given roles.