Deadpool film is “tiptoeing forward” says Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds says the meta, R-rated Deadpool movie is coming steadily closer

Deadpool as he appears in the comics
Deadpool as he appears in the comics

Speaking at length about the long-mooted Deadpool movie to Yahoo!, star Ryan Reynolds – yet to star in a non-dreadful comic-book movie – talked a little about the tone, style and smarts, and revealed that things may actually be starting to move forward.

“[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small,” said Reynolds. “There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them. We’re saying ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements.”

“The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it’s very meta, I mean the character knows he’s in a movie, he knows he’s in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it’s kind of a risky property. But, you know, we’ll see. It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward.”

Asked how likely we are to see it, he replied, “In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it’ll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we’ll see.”

The Deadpool videogame is out now, buy it on PlayStation 3 for £32.50 and Xbox 360 for £19.99 from Amazon.co.uk.