We know that development in Hollywood can be a delirious process of ups and downs, but in the annals of the movie business even Deadpool has got to be setting some kind of record for most jerks of the chain, and Ryan Reynolds knows it. The actor played the so-called “Merc with the Mouth” in the 2009 flick X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the presumption was that solo film featuring the character would quickly follow, but that’s not been the case.
In a recent interview with Total Film, Reynolds talked about the development of Deadpool and why it’s “the worst relationship I’ve ever had!”:
That movie is alive and kicking, and then it’s dead as a doornail. Then it’s alive and kicking and then it’s dead… it’s like the worst relationship I’ve ever had! The character knows he’s a comic-book character, he knows he’s in a film, he knows who the executives are at the studio making the movie. In the current iteration of the script, Deadpool is aware of the Wolverine movie. He doesn’t say anything disparaging about it but he does at one point play with the Deadpool action figure with some curiosity.
The lack of development on Deadpool is perplexing, especially since all the major pieces are in place: a star, a script by the Zombieland duo of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and director Tim Miller (who worked on visual effects for Scott Pilgrim and created the title designs for the U.S. version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), are all attached. Will we ever see a Deadpool movie? Hopefully they’ll get going before Reynolds is too old to do all those stunts.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie