‘Deadpool’ Movie Will Mock ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Appearance

Ryan Reynolds talks about the languishing super hero spin-off, confirming the script is NC-17 and the studio doesn’t want to touch it.

Ryan Reynolds reveals the Deadpool script has a connection to X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Ryan Reynolds reveals the Deadpool script has a connection to X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Last March, Ryan Reynolds revealed that his languishing Deadpool movie will have no connection to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where the character first appeared.

In a new interview, the actor revealed that there is a subtle, meta connection that addresses the character's appearance in the previous film, although it doesn't include Hugh Jackman's character.

"I don't think you can do that, because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him. But I've always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that's a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don't know how it would fit though, no. In the current iteration of the script, it doesnt address Wolverine - though it does address Deadpool's appearance in Wolverine. Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine. He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that."

The actor also revealed that the script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) is bordering on NC-17 territory as it currently stands.

"I love Deadpool and there is a script that's in development. But it's so, so far into the R-rated zone... it's a nearly NC-17 world and I just don't know if the studio would ever risk their reputation doing it. We've been developing it and we would never wanna do it unless you could it that R-rated way, so... [The Deadpool script has] got a similar tone [to Zombieland], almost. They wrote it and they developed it as well and, you know, it's sitting there. You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but it's about a guy who knows he's in a movie and knows he's in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent. And that's tough to get by a studio."

You can Click Here! to listen to the full podcast interview, with Ryan Reynolds' segment starting at the 48:50 mark.

Deadpool comes to theaters February 12th, 2016 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin.

Sources: Empire
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Comments (19)

  1. Vanboy

    I hate that self aware crap! Like Julia Roberts playing Julie Roberts to pull off the job in Ocean's 12, because she looks like Julia Roberts, or Arnold in Last Action Hero, playing an action hero who hates the real Arnold because he made him play all these characters he hated to play. What?!!! Makes me puke!

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. Josh

    @therealGoku Oh, I agree. I'm not saying they will do it, I'm just saying there's a model there that would be a smarter route and more likely to be a success for a studio.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Being done or not, I've reach a point where I wouldn't take this character seriously. I blame the first and last book I'll ever read with him in it. I'll stick with Kick-Ass for now

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Metalsfury

    RATED R FOR RAWESOME- I think it is possible to do an R Marvel adaptation. As far as an NC-17, you all know how those turn out. Uckin poor viewership. Deadpool has become quite well known these days, let's not push the NC-17 button. A hard R is acceptable, I mean DC's adaptation of Watchmen turned out pretty good. It's possible people! It's possible

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  5. TheSymbiote

    We should all buy the Deadpool video game this year, so it sells well and they finally see that Deadpool is awesome and people love him.

    2 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag

  6. Ezmobot

    No Dan!! No!!! No nay saying here please! This movie has to happen, and it has to be super gnarly!

    2 years agoby @EzmobotFlag

  7. skywise

    Before comic book movies were comic book movies, there was a little R rated comic book adaption of a little half vampire called Blade.

    It can be done.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. joekerr2e

    Take it to Kickstarter... If a Veronica Mars script can get money (Over $3million), this should bring it in by the bucket full. If not enough for the movie, at least enough to show the execs there's people who want it made R or NC-17... Have they ever read a Deadpool comic before?

    2 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  9. The Real Goku

    @shuabert my point was they probably wouldn't want to invest in a rated R comic book movie. Probably feel like its too much of a risk. So it will be hard to get them to back it

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  10. ejk1

    @dan1 Well, it's not like Reynolds has to worry about being asked to do GL2.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  11. Mr.K

    @shuabert I doubt they will do that.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  12. Josh

    @therealGoku Triple their money off of it? Easy. Make it for $20 million, and market it properly. Not as a superhero movie, but as a hard-R action comedy like Zombieland.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  13. The Real Goku

    I doubt this sh*t will ever go into production. Not because I don't want to see it but because studios won't back anything without them being able to triple their money off of it. And I wonder will it even be good and stay close to the comics? I doubt it

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  14. Writer220

    The rated R marvel films should be under one studio. With Hugh has no intentions of being Wolverine anymore, the next should be Deadpool. Even if it is for one film, I'll watch it.

    ha ma, I'm in a comic book film.

    Kickstarter would be a great way to get a head start. 'Did someone say head'.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  15. bruce_ha

    @dan1 My thought exactly... They should start making the movie instead of spreading this hype around. It's been in the "talks" for several years now. Stop talking and show some action god damnit.

    2 years agoby @bruce-haFlag

  16. ridgl

    make a trailer that accurately represents the movie you want to make and put it on kickstarter.

    2 years agoby @ridglFlag

  17. justatadmatt

    The hard-R script is absolutely fantastic...i'm hoping the studio changes their minds.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  18. Replicant

    Please, please, please studios, for once in your life take a risk a and make this happen!

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  19. Dan

    I doubt Deadpool will ever happen.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

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