Ryan Reynolds has spoken out about just how quickly it took studio execs to give the thumbs up on Deadpool after the infamous test footage leaked. Scroll down for all the details.
After the abomination that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you’d forgive fans for thinking they’d never get a decent version of Deadpool. But lo and behold, it’s 2016 and we’re only nine days away from his grand redo up on the big screen. It hasn’t always been easy going trying to get the movie off the ground; it actually spent more than a decade in development. But after some butterfingered employee over at Fox leaked it onto the internet, it didn’t take long for them to agree to make the movie. Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Ryan Reynolds discussed the fan reaction to the rough footage and revealed just what sort of development hell the movie had wallowed in.
“Deadpool has been the best and worst relationship I’ve ever been in,” said Reynolds. “Eleven years, I’ve been trying to get this movie made. We had a script, we did that about six years ago, then we had a little bit of test footage for the movie. That test footage sat on a shelf at Fox for four years, then about a year and a half ago, somebody accidentally leaked it on the Internet….And it just went nuts. The people started writing and flooding Fox, begging and pleading for the Deadpool movie to get made. Within twenty-four hours, we had a green light. We were making it.”
We don’t know who it was who leaked the footage, but we’d like to buy him a beer … or a chimichanga! Without that slip up, this movie could have easily never seen the light of day. Now the world is going Deadpool crazy. We’ve been getting NSFW teasers, testicular cancer advice and the word on the street is that Ryan Reynolds and the guys involved will be taking over the Super Bowl.
Man, February 10 can’t come fast enough!
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Source: Comic Book