Rob Liefeld created the merc with a mouth way back in 1991 and while I can back this up with facts or the truth, I am pretty sure talk of a Deadpool movie started then too. Yes, Wade Wilson has been walking a long road to the big screen (I refuse to count the characters appearance in 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, that was not Deadpool, that was something else, something wrong and best forgotten).
As it stands right now the movie has secured X-Men movie visual artist Tim Miller as a director, an R-rated script by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland ), and yes, Ryan Reynolds is still keen on playing the role again (first the first time, damn it, I forgot to keep forgetting about that sucky Wolverine movie). With a very soft estimated release date of 2014, you’ve still got to wonder if it will ever happen.
Continue to wonder! Liefeld and Scott Lobdell had a panel discussion at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con and Rob may have sorta kinda said he might have seen some test footage from the movie. Maybe.
“They’ve got a great director on the movie, they’ve got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that’s Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people’s faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you’ve got what would amount to the first R Rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R Rated.
They may or may not have wanted to shoot eight minutes to see how it would play. And all I can tell you, it’s close. It’s closer than it’s ever been to going, or going Naaah, that’s too scary a proposition to make a R Rated Deadpool movie.”
While there is enough there to make a comic nerd very excited (assuming it actually did happen, right Rob?), I call for caution. It sounds like Fox is still unsure about making the movie, especially with an R rating. Take into account B-list heroes not performing to well in the box office (such as Green Lantern that also starred Ryan Reynolds) it’s safe to say we’ll still have to wait on something more official before we get our hopes up to much.
One last thing, should the Deadpool movie actually happen, I just want the film makers to know I am very interested in the Hydra Bob role and will be more than happy to provide my own test footage upon request. Oh sure I’m a doughy ginger that writes about comic books on the Internet, but I feel I could bring a lot to the role. Call me.
Source: Bleeding Cool