In 1995, Wizard magazine put out an issue that had their dream cast in the event X-Men were turned into a live action movie. For the most part, they hit the nail on the head. Was there ever any doubt that Patrick Stewart was not going to get the role of Professor X? Of course, they weren’t perfect. They did cast Dolph Lundgren as Colossus. However, that’s besides the point. Today we’ve become inundated with a flux of comic book movies when they were only a figure of our imagination in the past. With news of Marvel not making any new mutants, a nasty war between publisher and movie studios has developed over rights and money. So it’s rare news when you hear about a movie being made with so much passion and love. What movie is that? It’s Deadpool.

In an interview with GQ, Ryan Reynolds opened up about shooting Deadpool. Here is a bit of what he had to say. When asked if he was reluctant to do another superhero movie, Reynolds replied,

“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.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t know of many other actors who takes the crew aside on the first day of shooting and gives them a pep talk like it’s football in Texas. He may have been reluctant to do it in the beginning, but this just comes to show you how much Reynolds was dedicated to doing this movie. As a final bit, here is what Reynolds had to said in regards to Deadpool debuting at the “right” time.

“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.

Source: Geekytyrant

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