In an interview with Collider, Ryan Reynolds, who is set to play the titular character in Fox’s “X-Men” spinoff, “Deadpool,” reveals that the upcoming pic will not be needing $200 million dollars just to make it the “right way.”
Reynolds, who starred in the big-budgeted “Green Lantern” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” as well as low budget dramas and comedies which have driven his career to success, addresses that a movie does not need to spend a lot of money in order for it to work out just fine, like in the case of “Deadpool.”
“The goal for everybody is to make it the right way. For us, to make it the right way means that we don’t get to make it with a lot of money, but we get to make it,” said Reynolds on Collider, who also revealed that the budget for the pic is “very small.” You can watch Reynolds’ full interview with Collider on the video 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.
Reynolds will headline as the Merc with a Mouth on Feb. 12, 2016, which will begin filming in Reynolds’ hometown, Vancouver, by late March. “Deadpool” is the first of the three “X-Men” movies to be released in 2016, along with “X-Men: Apocalypse” and the “X-Men” spinoff, Channing Tatum starrer “Gambit.”
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