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Want to know who leaked the Deadpool Test Footage that got the movie made?

February 11th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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After 11 long and arduous years, Deadpool has finally arrived. After a torturous history trying to get the movie made, things finally started to move in the right direction after test footage from the movie leaked online two years ago.

It’s never been revealed who actually leaked the footage, but we may be closer to finding out. Ryan Reynolds, the star of Deadpool, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and discussed the incident.

Reynolds says there are only four people who could have done it. While he’s not exactly certain, he doesn’t think it was him.

“I know that one of us did it. There’s four of us: me, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Tim Miller the director. We all said at the beginning that someone should leak it, so the idea was planted, but I’m 70 percent sure it wasn’t me.”

“We all said at the beginning. ‘Someone should leak it [Deadpool’s test footage]’, so the idea was planted.”

As Fallon says, 70% is pretty good odds, but it also means there’s a degree of uncertainty remaining with the actor. It’s high unlikely that Reynolds himself did it considering that, if he owned up to it, he could be found guilty of creative theft as 20th Century Fox own the footage.

For the record, he said two weeks earlier on The Graham Norton Show that it was him who leaked, but we guess the cat is truly out of the bag now, huh?

Thanks to Sqaureeyed for the scoop

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.