We can look forward to a lot of updates from Ryan Reynolds about the upcoming Deadpool movie. He’s certainly not shied away from keeping fans informed and pumped up to see the Merc-with-a-Mouth on the big screen, tweeting pictures of the costume production and commenting on the script and others working on the project. This time around Reynolds once again addresses those hard-core, die-hard Deadpool fans.
It’s not surprising, Reynolds has first hand knowledge of how quickly fans can turn on a beloved character’s portrayal. When X-Men Origins: Wolverine came out in 2009, fans loved Reynolds in the Wade Wilson role, but totally hated the transformed Deadpool at the end, and fans were right. That version of Deadpool was horrendous.
Reynolds once again makes the effort to comfort worried fans while speaking with Shortlist:
I’m incredibly happy about it —we’ve got a director that understands that world and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That’s the most important aspect: it’s made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that’s the hope.
Now some fans might not like the PG-13 rating that the film will most likely have after production, but even those fans have to accept that FOX can’t just tune out the money that could be made from the younger audience, as much as we’d like them to. At best we might get something closer to the “R” rated Deadpool in a Director’s Cut DVD release.
That’s fine though. Really, there will still be plenty of violence and wise-cracking going on. Just less T&A and curse words than the average Deadpool comic.
The principal photography starts this week with Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin expected on set. There’s just about a year to go until the February 12th, 2016 release date, so there’s still a lot of waiting to do. Don’t worry though, it looks like Reynolds enjoys keeping fans in the loop with updates and such.