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Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talk script leak and conversations with Mark Millar

03.26.2013
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We are long overdue for this solo DEADPOOL movie. Of course I want it done right. I feel like my heart was ripped out after WOLVERINE ORIGINS. Why did you do that to such a great character? Ryan Reynolds has an opportunity to just nail it, and when the movie does finally hit screens, I know he will in a big way.

So what's the status on this damn thing now? /Film spoke to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on discussing the project with Marvel's creative consultant, Mark Millar and also got the scribes opinions on the script leak. Just so you know, Reynolds is still on to play Deadpool and Tim Miller is still set to direct.

Check out the conversation below.

/Film: We keep reading about is how awesome your Deadpool script is, but that itís so awesome we might never see it. How would you guys describe the script thatís out there right now thatís so R rated that we canítÖ

Rhett Reese: The way I would describe it is to say itís the best script weíve ever written and probably ever can write. To us itís the pinnacle of what we are capable of and we are super proud of it. It will definitely pose a risk, just because itís an R rated Deadpool and most comic book movies arenít, but we just think itís a phenomenal opportunity and weíve got a wonderful star in Ryan Reynolds and a wonderful director in Tim Miller and weíve got some wonderful test footage that he did for it. The script is sitting there, we just want it.

Paul Wernick: We really tapped into the character. They say, ďwrite what you know.Ē Itís ultimately a self hatingÖ.

Reese: (Laughs) Exactly. ďAn irreverent, vile lunatic.Ē

/Film: Have you talked to Mark Millar at all about it?

Reese: Weíve been in touch with Mark, because heís come on as a consultant for Fox, so we are talking to him and we areÖ.

Wernick: We are beating that drum. Itís the one project that we are so passionate to get made and we are doing everything we can. We have a few tricks up our sleeves still.

Reese: We are living a game of thrones, or trying to.

Wernick: You can find the script online actually. It leaked and there are downloads that you can read it yourself.

/Film: And you guys are fine with that, because youíre happy with it?

Wernick: As fine with that as we could be.

Reese: We really couldnít be. I mean we didnít have a choice. It leaked and we couldnít do anything about it and for a minute we were appalled and then the reaction was great, so we were excited and now I guess it doesnít really matter.

Wernick: Wait until youíve seen Timís test. Itís brilliant.

Source: /Film

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10:21AM on 03/27/2013

c'mon Fox.

just pull the trigger. it can't possibly do any worse than ghost rider or fantastic four or elektra or dardevil.
just pull the trigger. it can't possibly do any worse than ghost rider or fantastic four or elektra or dardevil.
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8:02AM on 03/27/2013
Of course I'd love a film for Deadpool. I grew up reading the epic fights between him and Wolverine. But I wonder if the studios are having a hard time believe in this project like we all do.
Of course I'd love a film for Deadpool. I grew up reading the epic fights between him and Wolverine. But I wonder if the studios are having a hard time believe in this project like we all do.
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6:35AM on 03/27/2013
Would love to see it, but I definitely feel like this movie is never happening. I think if Green Lantern had launched Reynolds onto the A-list as anticipated this film would have been given the green-light (no pun intended) immediately, but GL was mediocre across the board and did nothing to improve his clout. I think all the elements are already in place to make this a good movie but an R rated comic book film is going to be a hard sell without an established box office draw, which Reynolds is
Would love to see it, but I definitely feel like this movie is never happening. I think if Green Lantern had launched Reynolds onto the A-list as anticipated this film would have been given the green-light (no pun intended) immediately, but GL was mediocre across the board and did nothing to improve his clout. I think all the elements are already in place to make this a good movie but an R rated comic book film is going to be a hard sell without an established box office draw, which Reynolds is not at the moment.
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4:02AM on 03/27/2013

Please Make it

Read the script and its so bad ass. They will have to change some things bc someone passed away that they make fun off and it would be in bad taste, but still it was awesome
Read the script and its so bad ass. They will have to change some things bc someone passed away that they make fun off and it would be in bad taste, but still it was awesome
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10:43PM on 03/26/2013

leaked script?

the only things i can find are from 3 years ago.

is there a more recent script available? This is probably my most anticipated movie currently in development hell
the only things i can find are from 3 years ago.

is there a more recent script available? This is probably my most anticipated movie currently in development hell
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10:35PM on 03/26/2013
I feel like this would be one of the better comic book films if it actually did get made. I'm just stoked that Reynolds is still attached to the role since he was perfect as Wade in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Would kill to see some of the test footage.
I feel like this would be one of the better comic book films if it actually did get made. I'm just stoked that Reynolds is still attached to the role since he was perfect as Wade in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Would kill to see some of the test footage.
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6:23PM on 03/27/2013
You'd blow Ryan Reynolds if you could wouldn't you?
You'd blow Ryan Reynolds if you could wouldn't you?
9:38PM on 03/26/2013
These guys did a pretty good job on the GI Joe Retaliation screenplay. I hope Fox gets off their asses on the Deadpool flick.
These guys did a pretty good job on the GI Joe Retaliation screenplay. I hope Fox gets off their asses on the Deadpool flick.
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9:33PM on 03/26/2013
Deadpool did a "Steve Holt!"?!?! Damn, I need to start reading this book.
Deadpool did a "Steve Holt!"?!?! Damn, I need to start reading this book.
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