Ryan Reynolds Promises a Scarred, Comic Book Faithful Deadpool Movie

If Ryan Reynolds is to be believed, we won’t be seeing any of that Weapon XI nonsense that showed up at the end of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in its spin-off “Deadpool” film. Or at least that’s what I got from this brief interview with Reynolds, who while doing promo rounds for his comedy “The Proposal”, got asked questions about the upcoming “Deadpool” movie that was announced almost as soon as the first weekend box office receipts for “Wolverine” came up roses.

Reynolds tells Hitfix:

Well, I’m intimately involved with it. We’re just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it’s going to be just like the comic books. I’m gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that’s the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible.

And just to put a finer point on it, Reynolds said this to IGN about the movie’s ties to the “Wolverine” picture:

“Without saying too much, I can’t imagine that there’s gonna be any tie-in to the Wolverine movie at all.

…So many of the outlets that follow this character are curious what the elements will be, afraid that you won’t be disfigured, that you won’t wear the mask, and I laugh because there’s no way to do this without having the scarring, having the mask, having it all. And it can be done. It’s a no-brainer in that sense. You gotta have the character of Deadpool. You don’t want to just invent something new and call it Deadpool. “

You gotta figure that Reynolds’ involvement in the movie is of utmost importance. At this point, I doubt if anyone, especially the fans, will accept anyone else in the role except Reynolds, which is a good thing because it means he has pull in regards to the movie’s direction. That means if he’s got it in his head to make a comic book faithful Deadpool movie, it’s gonna happen.

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

    Okay okay okay, ADAPTATION! This is his first movie and you guys are going overboard. Greg Deadpool wasn’t his son. Called him “son” as a sign of authority the way old men call young boys “son.” Stryker’s kid was the one with the two colored eyes frozen in ice. ANd are you serious about not scaring his face? You’re an extreme fan and yet you don’t want one of the things that makes him Deadpool? WHAT? The scarred face and body are part of the cancer that has gone out of control due to his healing factor, not to mention the FANS WANT HIM SCARRED!!!!!And he uses a teleportation device in his buckle in the comics. It goes on the fritz alot but hey he has it, but it’s not his power. Taskmaster would make a great villain. They’ve fought before and YES DEadpool won but it was still a great fight. I think Ajax is a great place to start too, and I’m hoping they just ignore “Wolverine” and start fresh, with him already established, if not they can have someone find him shortly after “Wolverine” and tak him to the Hospice for experimenting to see what went wrong. Then have Ajax show up, kick his ass, and then we get the flashback to the Hospice, and Killebrew. Then back to the present for the show down with Ajax again. Or do an adaptation of the “Circle Chase” story adn introduce some background and supporting characters like Kane(Weapon X 2), Copycat, Weasal, etc. You could even substitute Slayback for Taskmaster and have someone have hired Tasky to find the Will or whatever…okay now I gotta go put this down on paper to talk about for my podcast.

  • Dedpool3678

    Okay okay okay, ADAPTATION! This is his first movie and you guys are going overboard. Greg Deadpool wasn’t his son. Called him “son” as a sign of authority the way old men call young boys “son.” Stryker’s kid was the one with the two colored eyes frozen in ice. ANd are you serious about not scaring his face? You’re an extreme fan and yet you don’t want one of the things that makes him Deadpool? WHAT? The scarred face and body are part of the cancer that has gone out of control due to his healing factor, not to mention the FANS WANT HIM SCARRED!!!!!And he uses a teleportation device in his buckle in the comics. It goes on the fritz alot but hey he has it, but it’s not his power. Taskmaster would make a great villain. They’ve fought before and YES DEadpool won but it was still a great fight. I think Ajax is a great place to start too, and I’m hoping they just ignore “Wolverine” and start fresh, with him already established, if not they can have someone find him shortly after “Wolverine” and tak him to the Hospice for experimenting to see what went wrong. Then have Ajax show up, kick his ass, and then we get the flashback to the Hospice, and Killebrew. Then back to the present for the show down with Ajax again. Or do an adaptation of the “Circle Chase” story adn introduce some background and supporting characters like Kane(Weapon X 2), Copycat, Weasal, etc. You could even substitute Slayback for Taskmaster and have someone have hired Tasky to find the Will or whatever…okay now I gotta go put this down on paper to talk about for my podcast.

  • iAREren

    to each his own, i guess. lol. i just like taskmaster.

    either way, bottom line:

    if it’s a comic-faithfhful Deadpool movie, and they fix this bastard Mortal Kombat hybrid creature… thing, i think it’d be awesome.

    oh, lastly, and most importantly, give him back his mouth; he can’t be the “merc with a mouth” without it.

  • iAREren

    to each his own, i guess. lol. i just like taskmaster.

    either way, bottom line:

    if it’s a comic-faithfhful Deadpool movie, and they fix this bastard Mortal Kombat hybrid creature… thing, i think it’d be awesome.

    oh, lastly, and most importantly, give him back his mouth; he can’t be the “merc with a mouth” without it.

  • Dangin Slick

    The movie will be great as long as they KEEP WOLVERINE OUT OF IT!! They don’t need to throw anything in there that reminds the hardcore fans of that dreadful, pathetic, sorry excuse for a comic book movie that was X-Men Origins. Mask? Yes! Scarred? Hell Yes!! Mouth? Of Course!(He couldn’t be The Merc With A Mouth without it.) Villian? Doesn’t really matter…Hey, come on…It’s a Deadpool movie…We’ve been waiting years for this. The only thing that could ruin this is if the people who did the “Origins” movie got their hands on this one also.

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

      YUP!!!! I still think Taskmaster is my personal favorite, though he’s more of a rival than a villain but his abilities would be great to play off. Ajax is a definite if we’re doing an (god I hate to evenuse the word when talking Deadpool) origin flick. But AH well, can’t wait.

  • Dangin Slick

    The movie will be great as long as they KEEP WOLVERINE OUT OF IT!! They don’t need to throw anything in there that reminds the hardcore fans of that dreadful, pathetic, sorry excuse for a comic book movie that was X-Men Origins. Mask? Yes! Scarred? Hell Yes!! Mouth? Of Course!(He couldn’t be The Merc With A Mouth without it.) Villian? Doesn’t really matter…Hey, come on…It’s a Deadpool movie…We’ve been waiting years for this. The only thing that could ruin this is if the people who did the “Origins” movie got their hands on this one also.

    • Dedpool378

      YUP!!!! I still think Taskmaster is my personal favorite, though he’s more of a rival than a villain but his abilities would be great to play off. Ajax is a definite if we’re doing an (god I hate to evenuse the word when talking Deadpool) origin flick. But AH well, can’t wait.

  • Kagirion

    Yet another movie made thats original content is adored by loyal fans that holywood could screw up, but if those are Reynolds words, then perhaps it wont suck.
    He should be SCARRED AS FARK! dammut!

    also, luls; Scientology adds?

  • Kagirion

    Yet another movie made thats original content is adored by loyal fans that holywood could screw up, but if those are Reynolds words, then perhaps it wont suck.
    He should be SCARRED AS FARK! dammut!

    also, luls; Scientology adds?

  • fumanchu

    i cant wait for more info on this. x-men origins really screwed things up for the marvel universe. the idea of just simply creating a super mutant is pretty lame – if it was such a simple process, what is the point of having different characters? and deadpool was horrible – he had every mutants powers and no mouth? they really have their work cut out on the spinoff (unless its timeline is before the origins movie).

    cant wait, if they had chosen someone else other than reynolds, i dont think it would be as interesting. should be good, just dont get hood or his crew involved.

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

      Did that in the comics with some villain and it was over by the end of the story arc.

  • fumanchu

    i cant wait for more info on this. x-men origins really screwed things up for the marvel universe. the idea of just simply creating a super mutant is pretty lame – if it was such a simple process, what is the point of having different characters? and deadpool was horrible – he had every mutants powers and no mouth? they really have their work cut out on the spinoff (unless its timeline is before the origins movie).

    cant wait, if they had chosen someone else other than reynolds, i dont think it would be as interesting. should be good, just dont get hood or his crew involved.

    • Dedpool

      Did that in the comics with some villain and it was over by the end of the story arc.