Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is backing the movie 100%… explaining that it will please even the biggest (and most critical) fans.
“I’m incredibly happy about it,” he said. “We’ve got a director that understands that world, and writers with a lavish 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.”
It’s been a long time since Deadpool debuted in X-Men Origins: Wolverine… and it’s about time we saw Ryan Reynolds don the infamous red and black costume. After all, most Marvel fans have been crying out to see Deadpool make a long overdue comeback.
“It’s been a long time,” Reynolds admitted. “But it’s happened in the right way and that’s all that matters.”
The Deadpool solo movie was green lit after footage was leaked online. Thankfully, the fans loved the impressive footage, leading 20th Century Fox to push forward with the long-in-development film.
But while the studio is happy to give the fans what they want, it looks as though Deadpool is on a rather tight budget.
“We don’t have the kind of money that most superhero movies do,” revealed Reynolds. “But that’s great, actually. Necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s why we get to make the movie we want to make.”
Obviously, this seems to be a shrewd move by the studio. After all, with Deadpool rumoured to be aiming for an 18-rating, it’s likely that the studio will be less keen to spend on a film that won’t have family appeal.
But is that such a bad thing? Actually, I think it could be the total opposite…
For one thing, it’s refreshing to see a comic book movie that isn’t drowning in its own production value. That’s not to say that big-budget films are terrible, but it’s a refreshing take on a genre that tends to pull out all the stops when it comes to its visuals.
Will Deadpool have to cut a few corners? Sure… but then, all the best films do. And as Reynolds explains: necessity is the mother of invention.
“You gotta have faith in the people you’re working with,” said Reynolds. “And have faith in the prep, and that’s all I’m doing. On this one, the prep’s been eleven years. You’d like to think you’re putting your best foot forward, but we’ll see.”
But will Deadpool please the fans as well as the general box office audience? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But I get the feeling this could be one of the most exciting comic book movie films of the last few years.
Deadpool heads to cinemas on 12 February 2016.
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