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May. 5, 2009by: Dave Davis

If both comic fans and casual moviegoers wondered why characters like Gambit and Wade Wilson (eventually Deadpool) were ham-handedly jammed into X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, the answer is the obvious one: if the flick was a box office hit, Fox had built-in spinoff material.

As previously suspected (or assumed), Ryan Reynolds' sword-swirling mutant will take his skills into a solo movie, following the unsurprising news of a WOLVERINE sequel. The DEADPOOL flick will supposedly go "back to the roots of the character known for his slapstick tone and propensity to break the fourth wall", which means it will essentially need to ignore or erase his "evolution" as presented in WOLVERINE... which might be preferential to the character's core fans. The project is currently seeking writers.

Ever since BLADE TRINITY, Reynolds has actively been discussing his desire to play the character (which he accurately describes as a "grotesquely scarred, morally flexible mercenary with a penchant for wise cracks and hyper-violence"), so at least he finally got his way after several years.

I have to be honest -- I've read comics for a long time, but beyond a superficial level I never understood the fanboy infatuation with Deadpool (created by pouch-loving artist Rob Liefeld at a time when every new character name was some variant of Death, Night or Blood). That said, I don't think there's a better man for the part than Reynolds.

Extra Tidbit: An animated Deadpool appears in the HULK vs. WOLVERINE direct-to-DVD 'toon, voiced by Nolan North (of videogames like "Prince of Persia" and "Uncharted").
Source: THR

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5:11AM on 05/21/2009

Reynolds ain't a hack

If you think Reynolds is a bad actor I suggest watching some REAL films that he has been in, not the silly frat boy comedies. The Nines, Fireflies in the Garden and Chaos Theory are just a few where he shows his acting chops.

And there is more to Deadpool than wise cracks and swords. Much more. He is a tragic character really.

And just because Liefeld designed him 20 years ago doesn't mean he should be associated with him. Liefeld didn't write the character, comic books legends like Joe
If you think Reynolds is a bad actor I suggest watching some REAL films that he has been in, not the silly frat boy comedies. The Nines, Fireflies in the Garden and Chaos Theory are just a few where he shows his acting chops.

And there is more to Deadpool than wise cracks and swords. Much more. He is a tragic character really.

And just because Liefeld designed him 20 years ago doesn't mean he should be associated with him. Liefeld didn't write the character, comic books legends like Joe Kelly and Fabian Nicieza did.
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11:33PM on 05/06/2009

oh boy

i mean i'm all up for a ryan reynolds deadpool film. i've been saying ryan needed to be deadpool for years. HOWEVER, i'm nervous about this because FOX destroys every single comic book movie they touch. so for now, i'm nervous and neutral.
i mean i'm all up for a ryan reynolds deadpool film. i've been saying ryan needed to be deadpool for years. HOWEVER, i'm nervous about this because FOX destroys every single comic book movie they touch. so for now, i'm nervous and neutral.
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8:10PM on 05/06/2009

I'm lovin' it!

It's about damn time! Ryan and ScarJo have become the new "Marvel Couple", taking the reins from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Ofcourse, the X-Men spin-off and the Iron Man sequel are/will be much better than Daredevil and Elektra, thanks to bad directing...
It's about damn time! Ryan and ScarJo have become the new "Marvel Couple", taking the reins from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Ofcourse, the X-Men spin-off and the Iron Man sequel are/will be much better than Daredevil and Elektra, thanks to bad directing...
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5:22PM on 05/06/2009
strike a pose!
strike a pose!
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5:05PM on 05/06/2009

Sigh

It just disturbs me that anything even remotely related to that no-talent hack Rob Liefeld can be popular.
It just disturbs me that anything even remotely related to that no-talent hack Rob Liefeld can be popular.
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4:56PM on 05/06/2009

Deadpool vs. Gambit

Okay, okay, okay. Here's a great plot. Deadpool comes after Gambit for having helped Wolvie. Maybe rips apart some Cajun town looking for the card shark, then heads to Bourbon Street where the two muts face off. Or something like that, just as long as we see those two hunks mano a mano.
Okay, okay, okay. Here's a great plot. Deadpool comes after Gambit for having helped Wolvie. Maybe rips apart some Cajun town looking for the card shark, then heads to Bourbon Street where the two muts face off. Or something like that, just as long as we see those two hunks mano a mano.
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3:50PM on 05/06/2009

FLASH!!!

I for one don't want Reynolds to do this movie for one sole reason. A while ago there was talk of him doing The Flash. He would be perfect for that role! If he does Deadpool, which could be cool, The Flash goes out the door for him. This article really harshed my morning mellow!
I for one don't want Reynolds to do this movie for one sole reason. A while ago there was talk of him doing The Flash. He would be perfect for that role! If he does Deadpool, which could be cool, The Flash goes out the door for him. This article really harshed my morning mellow!
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3:49PM on 05/06/2009
this could be cool. the character of deadpool is fairly insane in the comics...so maybe him talking to an audience could be played as tho he is talking to himself...or something. either way, ryan r. would be good for this
this could be cool. the character of deadpool is fairly insane in the comics...so maybe him talking to an audience could be played as tho he is talking to himself...or something. either way, ryan r. would be good for this
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2:30PM on 05/06/2009
this has to be R...Ryan said in one of his interviews he'll do it if it is completely faithful to deadpools comic....+5 cool points.

hell ill see it
this has to be R...Ryan said in one of his interviews he'll do it if it is completely faithful to deadpools comic....+5 cool points.

hell ill see it
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12:06PM on 05/06/2009

WOLVERINE SPOILER ALERT!!!

did they ever confirm in the movie that Weapon XI was Wade? They described him as "A Deadpool" but never really called him "Deadpool". right? and when Wolverine assumes that it's Weapon XI is Wade, he never nods or confirms. so... maybe that wasn't Ryan Reynolds character after all?

i hope not.

also, I couldn't take the movie anymore after Stryker started inputting commands on the computer

:/kill
:/decapitate
:/get busy
did they ever confirm in the movie that Weapon XI was Wade? They described him as "A Deadpool" but never really called him "Deadpool". right? and when Wolverine assumes that it's Weapon XI is Wade, he never nods or confirms. so... maybe that wasn't Ryan Reynolds character after all?

i hope not.

also, I couldn't take the movie anymore after Stryker started inputting commands on the computer

:/kill
:/decapitate
:/get busy
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10:45AM on 05/06/2009

fourth wall?

My main concern here is that comment about the fourth wall. It's fine to add some levity with Reynolds - I think it worked really well in Wolverine (not so much in Blade). But if the plan is to camp it up and have RR talk to the audience...this movie is going to be really horrible.
My main concern here is that comment about the fourth wall. It's fine to add some levity with Reynolds - I think it worked really well in Wolverine (not so much in Blade). But if the plan is to camp it up and have RR talk to the audience...this movie is going to be really horrible.
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9:42AM on 05/06/2009

YOU KNOW, I WOULDN'T MIND BUT ...

... it's 20th Century Fox and ...
... it's 20th Century Fox and ...
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9:28AM on 05/06/2009
You go CriticalBill! Show everyone you have no idea of what you speak!

Sign me up for this. I'm in. Haven't seen Wolfie yet, but RR is the reason I will get around to seeing it.
You go CriticalBill! Show everyone you have no idea of what you speak!

Sign me up for this. I'm in. Haven't seen Wolfie yet, but RR is the reason I will get around to seeing it.
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8:20AM on 05/06/2009

Blah!

The movie is going to suck because of Ryan Reynolds. He's a no talent hack and can ruin a movie the moment he speaks.
The movie is going to suck because of Ryan Reynolds. He's a no talent hack and can ruin a movie the moment he speaks.
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8:07AM on 05/06/2009
THANK YOU JESUS!
THANK YOU JESUS!
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7:50AM on 05/06/2009

AWESOME

Ryan is awesome for Deadpool as long as he has the suit
Ryan is awesome for Deadpool as long as he has the suit
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3:10AM on 05/06/2009

Ryanalds rulesss..............

ryanolds=deadpool ever since read the first comic
ryanolds=deadpool ever since read the first comic
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2:01AM on 05/06/2009
If fans were wondering why they were ham handedly jammed into X MEN ORIGINS it's because the film was called WOLVERINE and not [link]


To make a stand alone Deadpool flick now the film will either have to entirely ignore the wolvie storyline presented which could work considering he wasn't in costume in the film so the average audience member might not get totally confused or acknowledge it and have the character's origin take place in the 70's and 80's like Wolverine...they kind of painted
If fans were wondering why they were ham handedly jammed into X MEN ORIGINS it's because the film was called WOLVERINE and not [link]


To make a stand alone Deadpool flick now the film will either have to entirely ignore the wolvie storyline presented which could work considering he wasn't in costume in the film so the average audience member might not get totally confused or acknowledge it and have the character's origin take place in the 70's and 80's like Wolverine...they kind of painted themselves against a wall with this one.
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1:01AM on 05/06/2009
Heeeeeell yeah! Let's just hope it turns out better than Wolvie.
Heeeeeell yeah! Let's just hope it turns out better than Wolvie.
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12:59AM on 05/06/2009

FUCK YES!!!

It'd be so easy to "fix" him if a spin-off were to happen, I just hope Fox and the writers really do fix him. They could say Wade had cancer so volunteered to be tested on to become XI. Then as for post-XI, that nurse did say that he wasn't fully bonded or something when Stryker "activated" him. The healing factor could just reject the artificial blades and eye enhancements, and then we'd have something much closer to "our" Deadpool. Reynolds is perfect for the part, so it was a shame how the
It'd be so easy to "fix" him if a spin-off were to happen, I just hope Fox and the writers really do fix him. They could say Wade had cancer so volunteered to be tested on to become XI. Then as for post-XI, that nurse did say that he wasn't fully bonded or something when Stryker "activated" him. The healing factor could just reject the artificial blades and eye enhancements, and then we'd have something much closer to "our" Deadpool. Reynolds is perfect for the part, so it was a shame how the mangled the character in Wolverine. Here's hoping they get it right.

Deadpool is my favorite comic character, EVER.
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12:10AM on 05/06/2009

pass...

i'm not a fan, so it's strictly a personal taste issue for me. i havent seen wolvie and dont plan to until the dvd, it just looked too much "forgive and believe" to me.

mostly though, i cant stand reynolds, due to his smarmy face and smirkiness constantly on show. he makes me cringe. i find it really hard to watch him. the only flick i was able to stomach with him in it was smokin aces, which he played straight.

but blade 3 was so wrecked for me because of his "quipping", mugging for the
i'm not a fan, so it's strictly a personal taste issue for me. i havent seen wolvie and dont plan to until the dvd, it just looked too much "forgive and believe" to me.

mostly though, i cant stand reynolds, due to his smarmy face and smirkiness constantly on show. he makes me cringe. i find it really hard to watch him. the only flick i was able to stomach with him in it was smokin aces, which he played straight.

but blade 3 was so wrecked for me because of his "quipping", mugging for the camera, it's so distracting and makes me think he's acting, he takes me out of the character he's playing and reminds me i'm watching actors in a movie.

as i said, its a personal matter, he makes me want to punch him right in the chops just with his look. i dont know how anyone can watch him "act" and not cringe.
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11:37PM on 05/05/2009
I just don't know how this movie will work after what they did to Deadpool in Wolverine.
I just don't know how this movie will work after what they did to Deadpool in Wolverine.
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11:10PM on 05/05/2009
I like this news because Ryan Reynolds is the man, Deadpool is the man, and if you combine them together then you have one giant man. You know what I mean. All in all good idea and I think that it will be a cult classic to those who know the story.
I like this news because Ryan Reynolds is the man, Deadpool is the man, and if you combine them together then you have one giant man. You know what I mean. All in all good idea and I think that it will be a cult classic to those who know the story.
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11:10PM on 05/05/2009

The perfect...

director would be Quentin Tarentino I think. he writes great dialog, has the ability to direct action sequences, and is already a proven director.
director would be Quentin Tarentino I think. he writes great dialog, has the ability to direct action sequences, and is already a proven director.
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11:07PM on 05/05/2009
they've already f*cked him up in the wolverine film.

no point.

i suspect we'll hear something like "Mark Steven Johnson set to direct deadpool!" soon.
they've already f*cked him up in the wolverine film.

no point.

i suspect we'll hear something like "Mark Steven Johnson set to direct deadpool!" soon.
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11:01PM on 05/05/2009
they've already f*cked him up in the wolverine film.

no point.

i suspect we'll hear something like "Mark Steven Johnson set to direct deadpool!" soon.
they've already f*cked him up in the wolverine film.

no point.

i suspect we'll hear something like "Mark Steven Johnson set to direct deadpool!" soon.
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10:57PM on 05/05/2009
Is this really a surprise? People seem to ignore the first part of the Wolverine title has the word "Origins" in it. This movie can tell it's own story and not have to change or ignore anything that happened in Wolverine.
Is this really a surprise? People seem to ignore the first part of the Wolverine title has the word "Origins" in it. This movie can tell it's own story and not have to change or ignore anything that happened in Wolverine.
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10:43PM on 05/05/2009
If there's one thing Wolverine did well, it didn't completely fuck up the story, like X3. As the clip at the end of the credits show, Deadpool is back to his old 4th wall breaking personality. Now he's horribly disfigured, so all you have to do is make him pull the swords out of his arms (or just ignore it altogether) and you've got the makings of a Deadpool movie.
If there's one thing Wolverine did well, it didn't completely fuck up the story, like X3. As the clip at the end of the credits show, Deadpool is back to his old 4th wall breaking personality. Now he's horribly disfigured, so all you have to do is make him pull the swords out of his arms (or just ignore it altogether) and you've got the makings of a Deadpool movie.
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10:38PM on 05/05/2009
Be nice to see it BUT I always wanted Reynolds for Wally West/Flash instead.
Be nice to see it BUT I always wanted Reynolds for Wally West/Flash instead.
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10:07PM on 05/05/2009

Easy

sbunn10...they dont.... this sounds good, hopefully its done right. But what they did to him in Wolverine was just sad. Worst than Juggernaut.
sbunn10...they dont.... this sounds good, hopefully its done right. But what they did to him in Wolverine was just sad. Worst than Juggernaut.
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10:04PM on 05/05/2009

Im all for it

this spinoff will mirror watchmen, in that most people wont get it at all and financially it will be a disappointment but among those who know the character, it will be a cult classic.
this spinoff will mirror watchmen, in that most people wont get it at all and financially it will be a disappointment but among those who know the character, it will be a cult classic.
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9:57PM on 05/05/2009

Sweet

This is great news cause DeadPool is funny as hell in the comics, so is Ryan Reynolds, I always thought that he would make a good DeadPool.
This is great news cause DeadPool is funny as hell in the comics, so is Ryan Reynolds, I always thought that he would make a good DeadPool.
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9:55PM on 05/05/2009
If they can get a decent director, NOT someone like Gavin Hood, it might be good. I also have no clue how they will explain what they did to him in the Wolverine movie. eh.
If they can get a decent director, NOT someone like Gavin Hood, it might be good. I also have no clue how they will explain what they did to him in the Wolverine movie. eh.
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9:51PM on 05/05/2009

From Experience

Such spin offs are talked about no end, but rarely come to fruition.
Such spin offs are talked about no end, but rarely come to fruition.
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