“A little bit. But Deadpool was different because there wasn’t a big budget attached to it. There was not a tremendous responsibility to meet some kind of bottom line. Those kinds of superhero movies when you’re out front, there’s a vast and quite frightening budget attached to them. This one had a super-reasonable budget, and it was subversive and a little bit different, and to me a little refreshing in the comic-book world. But you always have trepidation. When you’re out front, you have trepidation.”
After having done Green Lantern, the word “trepidation” is probably a bit of an understatement, but completely understandable. His words resonate a lot. The fact that there wasn’t as much responsibility to meet deadlines and that not as much money was attached allowed them to make a movie without all of the distractions that usually come with it. Later in the interview, Reynolds when on to talk about his first day of shooting Deadpool.
“Yeah! Oh, I made sure we marked it, too. Like, we just started rolling, and I was like, ‘No, no, hold on.’ We went in the other room and we huddled up: ‘We’re making this movie! We’ve been trying to get this movie made for six fucking years, and here we are. We’re doing it right now. Just remember this second. Just take a moment to be thankful for that.’ And then we all went out and just started shooting and dicking around and had some fun.”
“It’s a genre. There are good horror movies and bad horror movies. There are good comedies and bad comedies. Think of it like that… I think Deadpool’s coming along at the right time, because it’s also speaking to that generation and that group of people that have seen them all, seen all these comic-book films and enjoyed them all to varying degrees of success. But I think it’s speaking to them as though the guy in that red suit is one of them, to some degree.”
Well there you have it. If you weren’t as excited to see Deadpool before, then, hopefully, this sends you into space. Passion, dedication, love, an R-rating; this movie seems to have everything a comic book movie lover has been missing since the genre became a reality in 2000.
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.