Ryan Reynolds on Deadpool Again, Pessimistic About a Green Lantern 2

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Ryan ReynoldsPassion projects are nothing new in Hollywood. You just don’t usually see them involving comic books starring guys who talk to the reader and engage in so much meta that it boggles the mind. Which is what Deadpool does in his comics, and, one presumes, what he’ll do in the movie version — if one ever gets made, that is. (Fox currently has the film tentatively pegged for 2014. The operative word here is tentatively.)

But you gotta give Ryan Reynolds credit, though: the guy has yet to lose his passion for a “Deadpool” movie, and continues to talk it up. In a recent interview with IGN, he had this to say about the film’s potential R-rating glory:

The script is, I think, fantastic. It’s been developed further in the last three months or so. But the film has to be rated R and has to be done a certain way and it has to be through all these things, and I’m sure it can be a little bit worrisome for the guy who’s cutting the checks for it. If it’s going to be done, it has to be done right.

Reynolds also once again confirms that the Deadpool that will appear in “Deadpool” the movie would have no connections to the Deadpool that showed up in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. Good to know, good to know.

He continues:

If we ended up doing a ‘Deadpool’ movie, that’d be a lot of fun. I think having the opportunity to do it rated R would have to mean the budget is down enough that you’re given the opportunity to take big risks and do things that most superhero movies haven’t been able to.

Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern (2011) Movie ImageWell, he certainly sounds enthused about a “Deadpool” movie. But what about a sequel to “Green Lantern”, Ryan? I’m sure there are two, three, maybe even four guys out there still waiting for a sequel:

I have no idea. You know, I have no idea. Those movies have huge scale budgets and those sorts of things. Personally, working in the budget world of that kind of level is not as much fun, because there’s so much investment in the outcome.

Translation: the studio and I took a stab at it, and we both lost.

Here’s the deal: I don’t see “Deadpool” needing a big budget. It’s not like the guy shoots lasers out of his eyes or atomic beams out of his hands. He’s just a dude armed with swords and guns and a big mouth. Take his introduction in “Origins”. That’s what you could do with an entire “Deadpool” movie. There’s no need for Galactus to show up, or the Fantastic Four, etc. Hell, if Reynolds really wants to make this thing, he could slice his paycheck in half (or more) and make it for under $20 million easy.

Via : MTV

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  • LionHeart

    I still have no faith in it getting made, but complete faith he could do the character if it does.

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

    Definitely distance this from “X-Men Origins” as having that connection would scare people away. I agree it doesn’t need a big budget at all. Just enough to do somebig explosions and action set pieces. But it definitely needs the hard- R.

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

    Definitely distance this from “X-Men Origins” as having that connection would scare people away. I agree it doesn’t need a big budget at all. Just enough to do somebig explosions and action set pieces. But it definitely needs the hard- R.

  • Lexavi80

    This movie will be made in time… I doubt Ryan Reynolds will be in it though. Just a hunch.

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

      Normally with this much time passing I’d agree, but he’s very passionate about the cahracter and has been at the head of the crew championing this film getting made. I doubt he’d invest that much time and effort and then just let it go.

      • Logan

        not to mention, i think the initial character that he did in Wolverine was pretty good, as far as the wise cracks and what not

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

          I liked Wade Wilson in the film yes. After that it was just a travesty. I also liked Liev Schieber as Sabretooth.

  • Marc Ohhhh

    Further development on the script!? Nice :D

    Still have my copy of the script when it leaked

  • Juggernaut

    I doubt that Fox is going to totally disregard Deadpool’s appearence in XOW. The Blu-Ray of X-Men: First Class includes all of the XOW caracters in their “Cerebro Mutant Tracker” feature. I was actually quite blown away that they included that film’s events in the ‘X’ film universe. I suppose XFC is considered a prequel to the original trilogy and also preceeds XOW. To keep the forced continuity they are going to have to come up with something pretty imaginative or just gloss over the entire debacle in one sentence. Wilson: (speaking to the audience) “Anybody see that godawful mess X-Men Origins: Wolverine??? Boy that sucked!” Lol. Hopefully this project gets made with Reynolds in the role.
    As for a GL 2, I’m not opposed. The first one wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I really think that a sequel would work much better. Have a more seasoned Hal, double agent Sinestro and looming potential of Carol becoming Star Sapphire. It could be cool. I really hope that both happen.

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

      I agree with everything you said about GL and GL2 except the Carol part. Keep it in space, concentrate on he Sinestro double agent idea and expanding the universe. Byt the third movie we can do the whole Sinestro Corps war with a teasing of Star Saphire ( the jewel makes its way to earth at the end) to start a new trilogy on Earth, that way you can bring in John, Guy and Kyle, and do some of his Earth based villains like Dr. Polaris, Sonar, and Effigy (yes I know he was Kyle’s but still).

      • Juggernaut

        That makes sense. Although, there may not even be a second movie. If there is a second one and it isn’t a home run there more than likely there won’t be a third film let alone a second trilogy. I think that a trilogy could include all of the defining elements of the comics in three films if done right. In a second one the corp. are blind sided by Sinestro’s evil turn. Hal, Kilowog and Tomar-Re devise a plan to find new Lantern’s to rescue them and free the enslaved corp. In that effort three new members are called upon. JohnStewart, Bzzd and Jade are summoned by the fallen Lantern’s rings. They come together under the tutelage of a secret member from the GL’s past named Alan Scott. Scott leads the new recruits against the forces of Sinestro and his growing Yellow corps. During the battle a purple remnant falls to Earth and is found by Carol in an after credits stinger!

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

          I pretty much had a similar take for the second film, but had Sinestro having been corrupted by the ring when he put it on is secretly recruiting for his army, by capturing known criminals as a GL. When he has all he wants to recruit he makes the turn and releases all the prisoners from their cells and makes them Yellow Lanterns. After heavy losses, Hal, Tomar-Re, and Kilowog retreat to 2814 and recruit John Stewart (or Guy I’m good with either) and then travel to other sectors to recruit others including, Arisia, Katma Tui, Keehan and Sodam Yat. With the new Lanterns and special training on Mogo the Corps regroups and attempts a strike on the Yellow Lantern homeworld. The battle ins all but even but the yellow lanterns get the upper hand because of their ruthlessness and because they’re backed by the Manhunter robots being controlled by Sinestro. Mogo turns the tide, and the Corps wins. But in doing so something is released. One of the Manhunters has gained sentience and departs with a yellow ring and battery. I’d find a way to include Alan Scott the wAy you did as that was very cool.

          But Bzzd was already in the first film in a cameo during the group scene with the corps.