Ryan Reynolds has spoken and it seems as if he’s in it for the long haul as Deadpool. Scroll down for all the details.
It’s clear to anybody that Ryan Reynolds absolutely loves Deadpool. He’s been trying to get the film made for eleven years, and the test footage had been sitting around for four years before it even saw the light of the day. Indeed, it’s been a long and difficult uphill battle to get this film made – a true labour of love for Reynolds.
But now the movie is almost upon us and it’s clear as day that Reynolds is loving every minute of it – so much that he’s vowed to take Wade Wilson to the grave. Speaking to IGN, he said:
“I never want to play another comic book character again; Deadpool, I would like to play for the rest of my life – that’d be fun.”
In all honesty, you can’t help but feel happy for him. He first appeared as the Merc with the Mouth in the universally disappointing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, That movie that stripped the very essence of the character and went as far as stitching his mouth up to avoid any of the signature wit or humour. But now it looks as though he’s finally brought a rectified and faithful rendition of the character to the screen – if the early reviews are anything to go by.
The question remains: how many sequels does Reynolds have in him? More so, how many sequels are 20th Century Fox willing to produce? Early estimates predict Deadpool will dominate the box office over Valentine’s week. A sequel is already being tentatively discussed, with Hugh Jackman suggesting that such a movie could introduce a new actor in the role of Wolverine. As of writing, there are no solid foundations in place for any follow-ups, but with all the buzz and expectancy surrounding the upcoming release, you’re safe betting that the franchise will be round for a long, long time.