Deadpool, set to star Ryan Reynolds, has been kicking around in development at 20th Century Fox ever since the character's first on-screen appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009. While attending the Arizona Comic-Con this past week, comic book mainstay Rob Liefeld spoke out about the impending Deadpool stand-alone movie, saying that it is closer than ever to moving forward at Fox. The studio has also shot a very R rated 8-minute test reel for this potential franchise starter.
Here is what Rob Liefeld had to say.
"They've got a great director on the movie, they've got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that's Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people's faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you've got what would amount to the first R Rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R Rated.
They may or may not have wanted to shoot eight minutes to see how it would play. And all I can tell you, it's close. It's closer that it's even been to going, or going...Naaah, that's too scary a proposition to make a R Rated Deadpool movie...."
You can check out the video from the Arizona Comic-Con below, but fair warning, it is fifty minutes long.