Comic writers Rob Liefeld and Scott Lobdell were at the Arizona Comic Con last weekend and were quite chatty about the upcoming Deadpool reboot with Ryan Reynolds and confirm it is not to be confused with Reynolds’ previous take on the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
“They’ve got a great director on the movie, they’ve got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that’s Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people’s faces off and making me laugh” said Liefield.
“I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you’ve got what would amount to the first R-rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R-rated… They may or may not have wanted to shoot eight minutes to see how it would play. And all I can tell you, it’s close. It’s closer that it’s even been to going, or going Naaah, that’s too scary a proposition to make an R-rated Deadpool movie.”
Tim Miller, who worked on the visual effects for X-Men, x2 and Daredevil among others, is pencilled in to direct.
Thanks to bleedingcool for the scoop.