Ryan Reynolds Insists He’s Still Doing Deadpool. Probably.


Ryan Reynolds has lots going on at the moment, including fronting a major studio franchise in “Green Lantern”, and starring in a dozen other movies sans tights. But that’s not going to stop him from fronting another major studio franchise in “Deadpool”. Or, to hear him tell it, he still wants to do it, but you know, maybe, maybe not.

Reynolds tells Empire on the status of “Deadpool”:

Deadpool’s still in the works. I’m not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.

But would he actually be able to front two superhero franchises at the same time?

Those two universes are completely different. Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I don’t look at the as superhero roles as much as just roles. They’re such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a highly militarised shame spiral, Green Lantern is more universally themed.

Of course, when you come right down to it, Reynolds wanting to make the movie and being able to do it aren’t exactly the same things. He could want to, but time constraints could get in the way, and frankly, I don’t see anyone else getting a movie like “Deadpool”, with its very niche fanbase, greenlit. Without Reynolds, this thing may be dead in the waters.

But for now, yes, if he had his way, Ryan Reynolds would still play the merc with a mouth. But of course, that’s a pretty big “if”, especially if “Green Lantern” is successful. No doubt Warner Bros. would want him back at work on a part two very quickly…

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    He better do it. No wait, strike that. FOX Better not make it without him. Seriously, the man has been a bigger advocate for the character getting his own film done right than Marvel. And if we can get like 3 years between “Begins” and “TDK” they can do the same for GL especially with Superman and Batman in the pipes to fill the gap.

    • Juggernaut

      I wrote a six paragraph tirade a little while ago and it never posted :(
      Oh well the gist was, Reynolds should be Deadpool NOT Green Lantern!!!

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

        I have no idea why it sent your comment to the spam folder. Weird. This, after I’ve already put you on our Whitelist a while back. Disqus just does NOT like you, Juggy. :D

        • Juggernaut

          Damn you disqus! DAMN YOU!!! Lol. It’s not a big deal. No one really cares about my dribblings but me anyway. Lol.
          The whitelist huh? That sounds imprtant! THanks Nix.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Should be’s don’t mean much when its already happening. I don’t have a problem with hin playing both roles as long as he gives both the same dedication. Besides I think he pulls off the cocky aspect of Hal well.

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        • Juggernaut

          Oh well. I guess we can’t agree on everything. Lol. You are correct on the what’s done is done aspect, the rest we’ll just have to agree top disagree.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            And hope the movie does well enough to warrant a sequel even if they have to replace Reynolds.

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  • ulik

    Warner Bros. has already said that they have no interest in having Ryan Reynolds go back and forth from Green Lantern to Deadpool, “it’s a conflict of interest”(as a current main character). For example, as a Delta Airlines employee, I’m not allowed to work for another “passenger” airline. Warner Bros. has gone on to say that they already have planned on making sequels for GL and have no interest in bargaining time for Ryan Reynolds to play another “main” character from a rival company. So with that said, we may never see Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool because Warner Bros. will do everthing they can to botch that up.

  • ulik

    Warner Bros. won’t let Reynolds do it, he is creating a “conflict of interest” between two rival companies. If Reynolds were to play a minor or supporting character in either one, then it probably would’nt be a problem. Reynold’s made the wrong choice on this one.

    • Juggernaut

      Absolutely! And while I think that out of the two characters, Deadpool was the obvious choice and he was really good as the character in the first half of the Wolverine film, he is not the only actor in Hollywood who could deliver a great performance as Wade Wilson. There are a slew of guys out there who could pull of the merc with a mouth. Give me a little bit of time and I could think of four or five. In a way I hope that you are right and DC/WB doesn’t let Reynolds criss cross companies. On the other hand, while there are other options as far as actors, Reynolds was the clear front runner. Just one of those bad choices that has benn made and cannot be undone.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

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  • RogueTrip

    Interesting that WB/DC have no problem hiring people that have worked for Marvel(Disney now).

    James Marsden went from X-Men to Superman Returns. No one bitched then, not that he had leading role but still.

    Bruce Willis has done Red (DC) and has been asked to do the voice of “The Thing” in a CG reboot of Fantastic 4 but I don’t think he took the job.

    I have no hope for GL, I was hoping the Flash would of got a green light. Otherwise I would of hoped he passed on on GL for Deadpool instead.