In an interview with Empire, producer Lauren Shuler Donner (who is preparing to release X-Men: First Class later this year) let loose a little news about the Deadpool film that’s been in the works for two years. Among the details: Ryan Reynolds is still on board, no director locked yet, but shooting will begin “in the next year or so,” and this version of the character will be closer to the comic book version, scars and all.

“I’m tellin’ ya, it’s true to the comic,”. “You’ll see all of them. You’ll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You’ll see Deadpool in his costume and you’ll see the cancer-scarred face.”

After the many disappointments of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Donner assures fans that this film will be a more faithful treatment of the Merc with a Mouth, and as an added bonus, gave some reassuring news about The Wolverine.

“It will have depth and a dramatic backbone,” she said. “And yet there’s more action in this one than in any one we’ve ever done. It’s such a good script. We have the great Christopher McQuarrie writing and it’s very true to the Japanese saga. This is Logan on his own…”

With such focus on the Marvel Universe’s A-list, shining heroes lately, it’s nice to know its grimmer, more brutal characters are getting some renewed attention.

source: Empire Online

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