So, 20th Century Fox has finally decided now is a good time to make a Deadpool movie. Well, now meaning February 12, 2016! This is a Valentine’s Day movie I can get behind. Here’s what was the news back when it was in the works a few years ago:
It’s hard to say how many pieces are still in place, but when we last checked in on the project it was set up with a script, a star and a director. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriters behind the hit horror comedy Zombieland, first started penning the script for the movie all the way back in 2010, and the plan has always been for Ryan Reynolds to reprise the role he first played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine though this will be a much different version. VFX artist Tim Miller was hired to helm the project all the way back in 2011, with the feature scheduled to be his directorial debut which it still will be if he is attached.
One thing that has been an issue between fans and the studio is the rating of such a movie based on a character that is decidedly pro-R-rating. Fans fear that the studio will tone it down to attract a bigger audience (money), which will in turn tone down the very essence that is Deadpool. If Fox can get anything out of social media, it’s hearing the fans cry out their protest of such a thing happening as making Deadpool PG-13 ready, as they did with him in X:Men Origins/Wolverine/whatever-it’s-called, and look out great that turned out. (Sorry, it certainly wasn’t X-Men at its peak.)
No, they’ll want all the blood and guts and rank humor that is Deadpool, and if it has to be Rated R to do so, then do so.
So, yes, there’s going to be a Deadpool movie, let’s be excited for that now. We can start the wailing and screaming later. Maybe Fox will start playing nice and let the director and screenwriters do their thing and make something worthy of Marvel with this guy. Especially now that they’ve seen how well Guardians of the Galaxy did (and is still doing!)
I just hope Ryan Reynolds be as fit as he was when he last played Wade Wilson (that was 5 years ago.)