Ryan Reynolds Says 'Deadpool' Will Please Super Critical Fanboys
Fans were elated last fall when 20th Century Fox finally announced that they would be bringing Deadpool to the big screen the proper way after completely ruining the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The studio brought back Ryan Reynolds in the lead role as Wade Wilson, aka the Merc with a Mouth, and visual effects wizard Tim Miller will make his feature directorial debut. The supporting cast has started to fill out with Gina Carano, T.J. Miller and more, and now Reynolds has spoken out to fans to reassure them that this will be the Deadpool movie they want, even though we've heard the movie will be rated PG-13.
Speaking with Shortlist, Reynolds made a pretty bold claim about Deadpool:
"I’m incredibly happy about it —we’ve got a director that understands that world and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That’s the most important aspect: it’s made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that’s the hope."
Well, if the film can really please the hardcore Deadpool fans out there, that's a good thing. But at the same time, the movie still has to be accessible to general audiences who may not be familiar with the fourth wall breaking, sarcastic, mouthy anti-hero. They'll have to walk a very fine line between fan service and making a movie that anyone (at least teenagers and above) can enjoy in theaters. This one has been a long time coming, so hopefully the wait will be worth it. Production will begin sometime soon with 20th Century Fox already staking out a release early next year on February 12th, 2016, just in time for Valentine's Day.