Ryan Reynolds is just as obsessive as fans for a Deadpool movie, and it turns out director Tim Miller feels the same. While raising money for his current film The Goon, Miller gave an update on the status of Deadpool:
“We’ve turned in an amazing script and done some early tests and visual development that–I’m confident–would get the fans stoked. And Ryan still loves the project. So it’s really up to Fox as to whether or not the film happens–all I can do is hope (and beg periodically) that it be allowed to move ahead.”
It’s kind of funny that the movie has everything it needs to move forward — except for the studio’s approval. And it’s likely because the script calls for an R-rating. Fox apparently isn’t too keen on the idea since it’s a comic book character; it wouldn’t reach the audience they want. But any fan of Deadpool — including Reynolds and Miller — knows that it’ll suffer if it doesn’t stick to how violently unhinged the character is. So right now it’s at a standstill.
Fox has other successful comic book movies that are currently in production, so hopefully they’ll cave and give Deadpool a chance. It’s practically a given that it’ll bring in fans, and make profit in Blu-ray sales too.
Come on. It’s Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. He was born for the role — aside from being hideously handsome instead of just hideous.