Oh, Ryan Reynolds. You know you’re the only one who can play Deadpool, the only one who can who can get the Merc’s acid tongue right, the only one whose muscles can glisten with sweat in that oh-so-special way… what was I saying? Oh! Deadpool! Right! So why is there talk that Reynolds might say goodbye to Marvel’s fourth-wall-breaking character?
In an recent interview, Io9 fires a few questions at Reynolds about his upcoming projects, including the Deadpool movie(s). Reynolds shares that Deadpool and the undead cop flick R.I.P.D. (“Rest In Peace Department,” based on the comic book) may be filmed around the same time and that he’s unlikely to be in both, especially because of his potential involvement with Green Lantern 2.
Because it’s such a crapshoot, this industry. Everything’s so fickle and so contingent on so many factors, aside from just an actor. And because it has an actor, and because these films have interested directors, it’s obviously likely that they’ll both get made. But I think it would be more likely that only one of them gets made with me. – Ryan Reynolds to Io9
Which movie do you prefer Reynolds takes on – Deadpool or R.I.P.D.? After the X-Men Origins: Wolverine debacle, can you picture anyone else besides Reynolds playing – nay, bettering – Wade Wilson?