Deadpool fans weren’t the only ones pleased that the Merc with the Mouth is finally going to get his own movie, Deadpool’s creator Rob Liefeld was too. Liefeld takes a lot of heat from fans for this drawing skills, particularly in the areas of proportionality and appendages, but he is responsible for co-creating a number of popular X-Men characters introduced in the early 90s, including much of X-Force. So with Deadpool now definitely maybe coming soon to a theater near you, Liefeld talked about his involvement with the project to fans at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles this past weekend. And guess what? He’s a little bit excited about it.
In this video taken by Social Ferocity, Liefeld discusses the circumstances in which he came to be involved in the new Deadpool movie, at least in an advisory capacity, hinted that there’s some good stuff coming up in the film and that he has confidence in those making the movie, and he also teased that the people running the X-Men movies wanted to get another popular Liefeld character into Deadpool at one point.
According to Liefeld, he was called to a meeting at the office with X-Men franchise producers Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner after the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009. He said that they told him that they knew they made some missteps with the film (understatement) and in moving forward with making a Deadpool movie they wanted to get it right. “For several hours we talked and I tried to steer them in the directions I was thinking,” Liefeld explained. “I’ll tell you, the first question they asked was ‘Rob, does Cable have to be in the Deadpool movie?’ And I said ‘No, Deadpool should function on his own and Cable should be in his own movie.'”
Liefeld thanked the fans for doing the heavy-lifting, and getting interest high after the test footage leaked in July. “God Bless whoever leaked that,” he said because it was in “lock-up” for three years and going no where fast. As for the movie itself, he said that “The Deadpool script is fantastic,” but for obvious reasons he couldn’t offer further details. “We had a long talk, we had a lot of ideas, and I’m sorry but I can’t share them, but a lot of them made it across the finish line,” he explained.
We’ll wait with bated breath for word of that Cable movie to hit the interweb anytime.
You can watch Liefeld’s interview yourself below. Discussion of the Deadpool movie starts around the 13:20 mark, but the 20 minute interview touches on many areas of the artist’s career.
Source: Bleeding Cool