Ryan Reynolds Talks About the Difficulties of Bringing Deadpool to the Big Screen

A lot of recent news has many fans worrying that the Merc with a Mouth’s solo film may never come to fruition.  Robert Rodriguez has been rumored to direct but star Ryan Reynolds has reported that there may be no time to shoot the film because of the Green Lantern sequels. The star recently talked to Hero Complex about other difficulties the film might face.

“It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It’s like BARFLY if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral…. It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that.”

With Deadpool, early on you have to establish that moral flexibility. There’s a gamble to it — you’re going to lose a few people right at the beginning but you take the gamble and know that eventually you’re going to win them back. You won’t lose the hard-core fans of the character, they already know who he is. We have to play to a broader audience than that.

Too true, it may be a lot harder for general audiences to grasp the randomness of Deadpool, and as we’ve seen with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, sometimes sticking too close to the source doesn’t work out in the end. Though it was awesome for fans of the comic and super nerdy people like me, to the general audience it was not appealing, and unfortunately the studios are not going to risk the chance of not getting their money back. The star also reported that the production team is aiming for a 2012 release, but a finalized deal still has not been made.

2012 is shaping up to be pretty awesome with Batman 3, Superman: Man of Steel, and maybe even Deadpool!

Source: Hero Complex

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