Saturday, 23 March 2013
Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool movie is 'almost NC-17'
Posted by Scott Malthouse
It's been a while since we heard anything about the Deadpool film, but actor Ryan Reynolds says that the film is still in the works, and by the sounds of it won't be as lame as the Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
In an interview with Empire magazine, Reynolds, who can't get enough of appearing in superhero movies, said: "“I love Deadpool, and there is a script that’s in development. But it’s so, so far into the R-rated zone." He continued: " “It’s a nearly NC-17 world and I just don’t know if the studio would ever risk their reputation doing it. We’ve been developing it and we would never wanna do it unless you could it that R-rated way, so…”
“[The Deadpool script has] got a similar tone [to Zombieland], almost. [Zombieland writers Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick] wrote it and they developed it as well and, you know, it’s sitting there. You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but it’s about a guy who knows he’s in a movie and knows he’s in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent. And that’s tough to get by a studio.”
So far, this sounds like what fans want from a Deadpool movie: meta-gags and hyper-violence. I especially like the sounds of how they're handling the reference to the Merc with the Mouth's appearance in the god-awful Wolverine movie: "In the current iteration of the script, it doesn’t address Wolverine — though it does address Deadpool’s appearance in Wolverine. Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine. He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that.”