It’s become a yearly tradition for news on the perpetually-in-development-hell Deadpool movie. This time it has screamed to a halt. No, I’m kidding. It dipped a toe in the pool and considered putting on swimmies.
Ryan Reynold’s love for Deadpool remains strong, and he has continued to nudge the film towards production.
“[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small. There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them. We’re saying ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements.
The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it’s very meta, I mean the character knows he’s in a movie, he knows he’s in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it’s kind of a risky property. But, you know, we’ll see. It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward … [Will it be made] in our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it’ll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we’ll see.”
–Ryan Reynolds to Yahoo! Movies
The script that leaked is inspired; it was written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who wrote the hysterical film, Zombieland. And by inspired, I mean witty, hilarious, and violent.
The studios are understandably still crossing their arms over the film. Reynolds and co. are dead set on the aspects that make Deadpool Rated R. And a superhero film with that rating in this day seems preposterous. So it better happen.