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Quit Playing Games With My Heart, Marvel, And Just Green Light My Deadpool Movie!

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | November 4, 2013 | Comments ()


It’s been happening every few months since that horrible, terrible, very no good Wolverine: Origins came to theaters. They’re giving the fans an actual Deadpool movie, they say. They’re going to make up for making the Merc With The Mouth into the Frankenmerc With His Mouth Sewn Shut And Weird Bladey Things And No Cancer And No Costume And Some Weird Sheen On His Skin And No Guns (Which Are His Favorite) And He Didn’t Even Get To Touch Any Boobs Guy, they say.

I tried to believe. I wanted it to be true. No matter what atrocious dumps Ryan Reynolds has taken on film over the almost five years since W:O, I will still happily help him put on the skintight red and black suit to play Deadpool. (It may take a couple of tries to get the suit on correctly, with lots of touching and smoothing. I know Deadpool wears boxers a lot in the comics, but Reynolds may need to go commando to really get the look up down.) I’ve read the script floating around the ethereal nothingness of the internet and I liked it. A lot.

It’s not going to get made, sadly, because it’s just too violent and awesome. Another reason might be that Jeff Wadlow was brought into the Marvel fold and has made the argument for more team movies and less individual films. The upside is you can still get Deadpool harassing the X-Men or playing a key role in the X-Force movie in development. The downside is losing that awesome script by Zombieland’s Paul Wernick and Rhett Rheese.

At this point, I’ll take my Deadpool in any movie I can get him if Marvel swears not to f*ck him up so ridiculously and carelessly again. DO YOU HEAR ME, MARVEL? HE’S WORTHY OF BEING PROPERLY PORTRAYED ONSCREEN. It’s not like casting a super tall and handsome dude for Wolverine. You took away his mouth. You were so stupid. I want my boob-obsessed, gun-loving, sword-having, unhinged, annoying, wonderful, glorious Deadpool. I want him now.

But then again, maybe I’ll still get him in his own movie…

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  • St

    They should just cast another actor and throw out Ryan Reynolds and green light this movie. It’s obviously that they don’t believe that Ryan Reynolds will bring 150 millions from the US box-office and some 300 millions from overseas.And he won’t. Just cast another actor.

  • logan

    The best you're going to get is a watered down Deadpool. Why bother?

  • TheOriginalMRod

    If they can make super violent (and gross) stuff like the Human Centipede (and a sequel) why not Deadpool?

  • manting

    A Deadpool movie could launch the character into massive popularity. People who don't read comics don't know who he is. He is not Spiderman, Superman, Batman, ect. He is by far the most appropriate character for todays meta-hipster audiences who are beginning to experience comic book character fatigue. He is a unique character in the comics universe and a Deadpool film could be a smash sleeper hit. I definitely want to see him BAM BAM all over the place and break the shit out of the fourth wall.

  • xhikari

    Deadpool requires a guy who can project a great level of craziness and quick talking....and Sharlto Copley is far more perfect than Ryan Reynolds can ever be.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Deadpool would have to be a hard-R to be remotely faithful. Hard-R's are much more difficult to make money on especially for a franchise like Marvel. So, Jodi, just lay back and enjoy your hard-D.

  • Strand

    Ryan Reynolds wants to play Deadpool so much he signed onto X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now, there was a lot wrong in that movie but the second Danny Huston dropped that clunker "we're adding him to the pool, the DEAD POOL," I chuckled uncontrollably.

  • Steve

    This is mostly Fox's fault, since they have the full movie rights to the character and are too busy trying to keep the rights to Fantastic Four and X-Men to actually focus on a Deadpool movie (whereas Marvel has used him in literally every other medium excessively, the best of which being video games)

  • Pinky McLadybits

    That video game almost makes the movie delay worth it. Those mallets are fucked up weapons and I LOVE THEM. SPLORP! SPLAT!

  • cgthegeek

    Oh, a Deadpool movie will happen. The Golgothan Leifeld demands it.

  • calliope1975

    I loved that script; it was perfect. Stupid Hollywood.

  • Matt Willis

    Ain't happening.

  • Guest

    Better no Deadpool than any Deadpool where Ryan Reynolds is attached to it.
    Or do you wish Deadpool the same fate as Reynolds Green Lantern got?

  • DaymanFighterOfTheNightman

    If we're using past movies as a basis, look at his turn as Hannibal Kane in Blade: Trinity and tell me that's not Deadpool.

  • The Kilted Yaksman

    Do you blame the abysmal writing and cartoonish CGI on Reynolds? Interesting...

  • Strand

    I don't think he comes off completely unscathed either. He appeared on the PR circuit and hyped the shit out of what he must have known was a flaming turd, if not from reading the screenplay than at least a few months into filming.

    Ryan Reynolds is a decent actor but he has no quality control. He'd appear in anything from RIPD to Turbo. His 'seal of approval' on a Deadpool movie no longer inspires confidence.

  • Robert

    It's the actor's job to promote the movie. You're really going to blame him for the quality of the film when every big name lead has to do press junkets for their blockbuster features?

  • Strand

    I'm not going to blame him for doing his job promoting bad movies, but I will blame him for accepting these roles in the first place. Jeff Bridges was quick to disown RIPD, and Bong Joon-Ho publicly criticised the Snowpiercer edit. This sort of integrity isn't unheard-of.

    Again, not blaming Reynolds for the outcome of bad movies, but if he gets cast in a Deadpool movie, I'm not going to cheer like I might have 4-5 years ago. I just don't trust his taste anymore.

  • The Kilted Yaksman

    The difference being that Jeff Bridges will still be Jeff Bridges no matter who he throws under the bus. Reynold's doesn't have that star power.
    I do agree with you that he could maybe stand to be more selective.

  • SamuraiShampoo

    It was Fox, not Marvel.

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