Deadpool film is “best script we’ve ever written”

Deadpool movie is “the pinnacle of what we are capable of” says co-writer Rhett Reese

The cover to Marvel Now's Deadpool issue 1
The cover to Marvel Now’s Deadpool issue 1

The film might be in development hell while the powers that be wrestle with the idea of an R-rated superhero movie, but speaking to /Film, one half of the writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick haven’t given up on the long-mooted Deadpool standalone movie, starring Green Lantern‘s Ryan Reynolds and directed by Scott Pilgrim Vs The World visual effects veteran Tim Miller.

“The way I would describe it is to say it’s the best script we’ve ever written and probably ever can write,” said Reese.

“To us it’s the pinnacle of what we are capable of and we are super proud of it. It will definitely pose a risk, just because it’s an R rated Deadpool and most comic book movies aren’t, but we just think it’s a phenomenal opportunity and we’ve got a wonderful star in Ryan Reynolds and a wonderful director in Tim Miller and we’ve got some wonderful test footage that he did for it. The script is sitting there, we just want it.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s GI Joe: Retaliation is in cinemas 28 March 2013.