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What is the hold up on the Deadpool movie?

March 20th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr 1 Comment

Marvel fans, myself included, have been waiting for a faithful Deadpool movie for what seems forever. The way he was treated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine has only inflamed fans further. But according to Ryan Reynolds, who played Wade Wilson in Origins and seems determined to right that wrong, it doesn’t sound as if it will be moving forward into active development any time soon. His quote is below, but be sure to watch the interview to also hear Emma Stone praise The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s screenplay. Hey You Guys spoke to both of them at a recent junket for The Croods.
Watch it here:
Jump to the last minute or so if you want to skip the Croods talk.
“It’s up to the studio. The studio I think is reluctant to pull the trigger on such a hard Rated-R script. Then the guys who wrote it and the producers won’t make it unless it’s that hard and, you know, raunchy.”

So here we have a case where it seems the writers, producers, and star want to make a faithful adaptation of the source material, but the studio wants to play it safe. No one can argue Deadpool’s popularity right now. He’s in a couple of books, variant covers all the time and will soon be starring in his own video game. How do you feel about maybe never getting a Deadpool movie?

Source: Hey You Guys


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  • Andrew

    It’s 20th Century Fox. Those who ‘edited’ A Good Day To Die Hard down to get a 12A rating, though you know there will be an ‘uncut’ version on DVD & Blu Ray. Why would this be any different, make both versions, film two versions of all risky scenes – i mean actually FILM two different versions, don’t just use CGI to add or remove blood, just take care with the filming.

    Then the studio can be happy, and it’ll make no money, why? Because the edited version will be shit! Studios, you’ve wised up to being faithful to comic books and making good adaptations, don’t start fucking it up now. Give the movie to a good director, one of those ones who can take a $40m budget and make it look like it’s a $100m. It’s been done before, no reason why it can’t be done here too.

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