Escaping from the train wreck known as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool will have his own film starring Ryan Reynolds. As I mentioned before, the screenwriters of Zombieland Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have penned the screenplay. These three alone posses a lot of potential for the Deadpool adaptation, and it’s rather exciting.
Then there’s 20th Century Fox still in talks with Robert Rodriguez; wanting him in the director seat. And who could blame them? He would be an excellent fit for the movie.
Ryan Reynolds recently discussed the Deadpool character and the direction of the film:
“It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It’s like Barfly if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral…. It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that.”
He went on to say that the events that took place in Wolverine won’t affect the Deadpool film in any way, and confirmed that Wade Wilson (Deadpool) will break the fourth wall and talk to the audience. He’s described as a deranged Ferris Bueller armed with katana swords.
Reynolds addressed the inconsistency in the writing for the comics of Deadpool, but that the core of the character remains intact. Wade Wilson’s moral flexibility is an important aspect that will remain; as will his witticisms. After all, he’s “the merc with a mouth”.
Ryan Reynolds’ devotion to both Green Lantern and Deadpool — and wanting to get them right — is certainly earning him cred with comic book fans. He’s a perfect fit for Deadpool, and the fact that he understands the character only makes it more enthralling.