Ryan Reynolds is at Sundance Film Festival bracing the cold and talking about the voices in his head, the ones coming from his pets and also how he intends to break the fourth wall all in a days work (it all sounds rather schizophrenic, but we’re referring to his new movie The Voices).
Following a couple of Box Office duds (Green Lantern, RIPD), the voices must be offering up a semblance of good advice since the next batch of films he has coming up – including the one he is at Sundance promoting Mississippi Grind – have been receiving mostly good reviews, and look set to make up for lost ground. On top of that, Reynolds starts filming the long awaited (eleven years to be precise), and very much anticipated spin-off/sequel to the dreadful Wolverine: Origins. So, hearing what Reynolds has to say regarding Deadpool‘s solo outing certainly offers up some reassurances for the fans.
Whilst promoting Missisippi Grind Reynolds caught up with MTV and it was only natural that he was asked about the upcoming Deadpool movie. Reynolds had some pretty cool things to say about the movie, mentioning the budget, and how it allows them to make the movie they want to make, and the movie the fans want to see. Check out the quotes below.
Reynolds talks about the time it took to eventually get the project off the ground:
It’s been a long time, but it’s happened in the right way and that’s all that matters. We don’t have the kind of money that most superhero movies do, but that’s great, actually. Necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s why we get to make the movie we want to make.
Opening up about the reaction of the test footage, Reynolds had this to say:
I would have FOX’s lawyers so far up my ass they could smell Wade Wilson’s feet. No, no, no I didn’t leak it. But I would have. Looking back now, in a heartbeat. I should go home and scan the old hard drive and see what I’ve got in there.
Asked if he was under pressure to portray another superhero:
No, no, no, of course not. You gotta have faith in the people you’re working with, and have faith in the prep, and that’s all I’m doing. On this one, the prep’s been 11 years. You’d like to think you’re putting your best foot forward, but we’ll see.
By the sounds of things they are going to go all out on breaking the fourth wall, as this is one of the aspects that makes Deadpool so appealing to the fans. It would be fun if writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese worked some Green Lantern jokes into the script, and maybe poking fun at the Sony/Marvel Spiderman rights issue that has been a major talking point within the geek-0-sphere since the Sony hacking scandal began just before Christmas.
I wonder how far Tim Miller (Zombieland) and Reynolds are going to take the ‘Wade Wilson fourth barrier concept’ and how much they will try to get away. I’m sure Fox will be O.K. with it as long as they don’t mind forking out a few pennies to have a line of lawyers at the ready.
Has this reassured Deadpool fans out there? I mean, as if the test footage wasn’t enough to prove Reynolds was the man for the job, right?
You can check out the full interview in the video clip below:
Deadpool will be released February 12, 2016.
Via – Film