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Ryan Reynolds goes in-depth on the emotional filth of Deadpool

09.15.2010

Over a cup of coffee, Ryan Reynolds spoke with Hero Complex about one of his costumed personas. Hint: It's not GREEN LANTERN.

It's that other guy, the one that they are still trying to get a solo movie going for--Deadpool. Let's jump into it then, shall we?

Reynolds starts in on the difference in character between Green Lantern and Deadpool, “It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It’s like BARFLY if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral…. It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that.”

The actor also sees "the merc with a mouth" as more of a challenge on the moral scale, "With Deadpool, it’s a lot like going to prison for the first day. You got to walk up and hit the biggest guy you see to establish a bit of cred. With Deadpool, early on you have to establish that moral flexibility. There’s a gamble to it — you’re going to lose a few people right at the beginning but you take the gamble and know that eventually you’re going to win them back. You won’t lose the hard-core fans of the character, they already know who he is. We have to play to a broader audience than that. As an actor you have to be willing to do something like … back in Vancouver we used to call it a [nasty] burger. ’You gotta eat the [nasty] burger to get to the cookies.’ And yes, I want to write a cookbook about that…”

Deadpool will get a fresh start from the depiction of the character in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. It was also brought up at one time that Wade Wilson would directly address the audience, breaking down that fourth wall. It's still planned that Reynolds will have his "FERRIS BUELLER" moments in the solo film.

During his quest to find out who Deadpool really was, Reynolds found that over the course of time, writers took the character in different directions, “The comics are very inconsistent in the writing. All the different writers, different voices, but at the core of the character his heart is really interesting. He’s the funniest guy you’ll ever meet, too, and for me that’s exciting but it’s not as hard as capturing that moral flexibility, which is so important. He hasn’t really experienced the full spectrum of human emotion the way most people do.”

Extra Tidbit: One of the latest Deadpool titles "Merc With a Mouth" got me sort of excited with it's concept, but after the second I was far from entertained. Anyone reading any good Deadpool storylines?
Source: Hero Complex

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