We still can’t quite believe it, but after all these years, an actual Deadpool movie is nearly upon us. And judging by his interview us, neither can Rob Liefeld, who although wasn’t directly involved in the filmmaking process, only has positive things to say about the key figures in bringing the movie to life – namely producer Lauren Schuler Donner and her crew, executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Mernick, director Tim Miller and of course the Merc with a Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds.
“They’ve been very kind and generous in sharing the experience with me.” Liefeld tells us. “That said, and let me be clear in giving credit where it’s due, I’m not a filmmaker. This is their film and their vision – and it’s spectacular – but they were above and beyond in always keeping me in the loop, especially once Tim came on board.”
And from what we’ve seen in trailers and in-character video clips, Miller, Reynolds and the rest of the cast and crew have really captured what Deadpool is all about. It’s funny, stylish, violent, naughty, and what everyone was waiting for. More importantly, it has Liefeld’s endorsement: “What I can say is that they beyond nailed it,” he says. That’s good enough for us.
“I love [Miller and Reynolds], and they have championed Deadpool all these years, never gave up, and when finally given the chance have delivered a movie that exceeds all expectations. I firmly believe this will transform the comic-book film as we know it.
“The movie benefits from every daring move that they made. They went for the R rating, the graphic content, the outlandish humour… it sets the entire experience apart. There’s Deadpool as you’ve known him, and then there’s Ryan Reynolds in a Deadpool film, and I can’t contain my enthusiasm. This will define Deadpool just as Robert Downey Jr defined Iron Man for a generation. This will be the ultimate Deadpool!”
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