Ryan Reynolds opens up with Yahoo on his superhero role in the upcoming X-men spinoff, “Deadpool,” and his run as the Green Lantern. Read on for more details on this story.
Ryan Reynolds opens up with Yahoo how the X-men spinoff, “Deadpool,” got green lit by 20th Century Fox, three years after being stuck in production after a leaked copy of test footage came online.
“The initial [leak] came from Fox they think—someone recorded the footage on their iPhone and then released it,” Reynolds explained to Yahoo. “And then once that happened, somebody hacked into Blurred Studios and got the original footage in high-res and put it online,” he added.
At an interview with Collider, the Deadpool star talks about the spinoff’s director Tim Miller and a couple of more things about the movie. “[He’s] always been the right guy, He’s always, you know, shown nothing but a fierce loyalty to the canon of Deadpool and that’s the thing you look for first and foremost, a guy that is always wanting to push a little bit farther,” said Reynolds.
Check out the rest of his interview on the vid below.
Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool made his first appearance in “The New Mutants #98.” The “Merc with a Mouth” is known for his crazy antics, foul-mouthed behavior and being one of a few characters who are able to break the fourth wall within the comics. Wade Wilson was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer when he volunteered for a subset of the Weapon-X program that was attempting to imbue a normal human with Wolverine’s healing factor. The procedure was a success, but Deadpool became severely mentally unbalanced as a result of the experiment. Deadpool’s powers include enhanced regeneration/healing factor, foreign chemical/disease resistance, telepathic immunity, superhuman reflexes/agility/speed, and peak human strength.
“Deadpool” is the first of the three “X-Men” movies to be released in 2016, set for a Feb. 12, 2016 release followed by “X-Men: Apocalypse” in May and the “Gambit” movie in October. Reynolds will begin filming for the “Deadpool” solo film in his hometown, Vancouver, by late March.
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