Ryan Reynolds has been commended for his work on the Deadpool movie which was released earlier this year. Up until last year, Deadpool has been an urban myth of sorts among comic book movie fans. News of production leaks and potential storylines leaked on the Internet every now and then with rumors about it not being approved by Fox Studios soon following after. Reynold has been trying to get Deadpool on screen for almost 11 years now and went back and forth with studio executives before finally getting the franchise approved. Reynolds went into detail on how committed everyone was to introducing the character and how a horrible cameo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was actually a blessing in disguise:
“It was during a writers’ strike, so all my dialogue in X-Men Origins: Wolverine I wrote. I mean, in the stage directions it just said, “Deadpool shows up, talks really fast, and makes a lot of jokes.” At the beginning of that movie, that’s pretty close to Deadpool’s Wade Wilson—we’re in the ballpark with that guy. But it completely departed all canon and reason and he wound up being this abomination of Deadpool that was like Barakapool, with his mouth sewn shut and weird blades that came out of his hands and these strange tattoos and stuff like that. If you watch the movie, I’m actually playing only a small section, and another actor, this gifted stunt performer, is doing the lion’s share of that work. The conversation at the time was “If you want to play Deadpool, this is your chance to introduce him. And if you don’t want to introduce him in this fashion, we’ll have someone else play him. Making the movie was very, very difficult. It was the most passionate group of individuals I’ve ever worked with in my life. And for whatever reason, that mercurial crazy burgoo of people is what made this thing work so well, not just because I had this vision and I saw it this way and it had to be this way. It worked because we all had that feeling. But there were vaguely scary fights in the post-production process that escalated quickly. Luckily, everybody’s grown up and at the end of the day enjoys and loves each other.”
When asked about the Tim Miller fallout that lead to him leaving the sequel and potentially placing the franchise in danger, Reynolds left his answer to a minimum:
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Source: Heroic Hollywood