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Ryan Reynolds on Deadpool's success: "Thank god for the internet & the fans"

04.11.2016

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It's certainly no secret that the road to bringing DEADPOOL to the big-screen was a long and difficult one, but now that the film has been enjoying some significant critical and commercial success, that journey is finally over. In a recent DEADPOOL press-conference to celebrate the films upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release, Ryan Reynolds expressed his gratitude towards the fans that played a big part in making DEADPOOL a reality.

For me, it has been an eleven year journey. It felt like a shitty relationship. We would be at the alter and then the wedding would be off and on and off and then finally we did it. Thank god for the Internet and thank god for the fans. They pushed this movie over the hump. The studio, god bless them, didn’t understand it and didn’t believe in it but the fans let them know that if they make this movie in a authentic way that the Deadpool fans would respect and love it.

Despite the films small budget (in superhero terms at least), the studio didn't have much faith that the film would be a success and it was up to producer Simon Kinberg to act as a bridge between the studio and the production. Both Ryan Reynolds and DEADPOOL director Tim Miller praised Kinberg, with Miller saying "it was a lot of Simon saying [to Fox] 'I know what this looks like. I know it looks like a trainwreck but it’s gonna be OK." Now that DEADPOOL is the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, I'd imagine that Fox will be a little less stressed out when it comes to the upcoming DEADPOOL sequel.

DEADPOOL will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on May 10, 2016.

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Source: THR

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9:26AM on 04/12/2016
One of the rare occasions where Fox listened to the fans. Maybe the success of Deadpool will be instructional going forward. With the abject failure of Fant4stic, perhaps this studio will try and make the films the fan base wants to see and grow. (I wonder if any studio heads at Fox got the axe after Fant4stic?)
One of the rare occasions where Fox listened to the fans. Maybe the success of Deadpool will be instructional going forward. With the abject failure of Fant4stic, perhaps this studio will try and make the films the fan base wants to see and grow. (I wonder if any studio heads at Fox got the axe after Fant4stic?)
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7:41AM on 04/12/2016
Even though I can not stand the character, good for him. Reynolds deserved the success. He finally has a character to call his own.
Even though I can not stand the character, good for him. Reynolds deserved the success. He finally has a character to call his own.
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2:00AM on 04/12/2016

Once again Marvel has trumped DC!

.. Either that or the PG13 bubble has finally burst and it was just good timing, and NO, I wont get into that "Superhero movies should be fun " exhaustive BvS debate... *cough[link]cough* .

Whatever the case we salute you too Mr. Reynolds for pulling this off.
.. Either that or the PG13 bubble has finally burst and it was just good timing, and NO, I wont get into that "Superhero movies should be fun " exhaustive BvS debate... *cough[link]cough* .

Whatever the case we salute you too Mr. Reynolds for pulling this off.
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9:30PM on 04/11/2016
The film was definitely a love letter to us Deadpool fans who have waited years for a film that would finally represent the chimichanga loving character perfectly that we all know and love. One of the most fun film experiences I have had a chance to see in a theater and absolutely can't wait for the sequel.
The film was definitely a love letter to us Deadpool fans who have waited years for a film that would finally represent the chimichanga loving character perfectly that we all know and love. One of the most fun film experiences I have had a chance to see in a theater and absolutely can't wait for the sequel.
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8:52PM on 04/11/2016
Congratulations are definitely due to them for sticking it out and giving the fans what they wanted, and showing that that can be insanely profitable. And I'm sure if I was a thirteen year old Deadpool fan, I would've enjoyed the movie, too, but I'm not.
Congratulations are definitely due to them for sticking it out and giving the fans what they wanted, and showing that that can be insanely profitable. And I'm sure if I was a thirteen year old Deadpool fan, I would've enjoyed the movie, too, but I'm not.
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7:56PM on 04/11/2016
"Thank god for mass audience morons and people who like their origin stories drawn out and me talking like Van Wilder for 90 mins." Still not sure why this movie made the money it did. HORRIBLE. Id rather sit through BvS again.
"Thank god for mass audience morons and people who like their origin stories drawn out and me talking like Van Wilder for 90 mins." Still not sure why this movie made the money it did. HORRIBLE. Id rather sit through BvS again.
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8:01PM on 04/11/2016
While I did not think Deadpool was the best thing since sliced bread, it was better than the messy BvS.
While I did not think Deadpool was the best thing since sliced bread, it was better than the messy BvS.
9:37PM on 04/11/2016
Says the sad DC fan who feels the need to bash the best super hero movie of the year because the masses hated the shitfest that was BvS. The van wilder talk is how Deadpool talks. So butthurt. So pathetic.
Says the sad DC fan who feels the need to bash the best super hero movie of the year because the masses hated the shitfest that was BvS. The van wilder talk is how Deadpool talks. So butthurt. So pathetic.
5:41AM on 04/12/2016
Some of us are DC and Marvel fans. I liked BvS and Deadpool.
Some of us are DC and Marvel fans. I liked BvS and Deadpool.
7:59AM on 04/12/2016
So pathetic and sad that your inner child has never grown up to your male form to enjoy a Marvel and DC film together.
So pathetic and sad that your inner child has never grown up to your male form to enjoy a Marvel and DC film together.
9:27AM on 04/12/2016
Can't please everybody. I thought Deadpool was obscene but funny and fun.
Can't please everybody. I thought Deadpool was obscene but funny and fun.
7:07PM on 04/11/2016

Deadpool will outgross Batman v Superman domestically

I cannot believe the massive success of Deadpool. This movie had a micro-budget compared to Dawn of Justice and a sliver of the widespread brand recognition enjoyed by the characters of Batman and Superman. At this point, it looks safe to say Deadpool will outgross Dawn of Justice in the states, but it will fall about $80-$100M shy internationally. Still mighty impresive.
I cannot believe the massive success of Deadpool. This movie had a micro-budget compared to Dawn of Justice and a sliver of the widespread brand recognition enjoyed by the characters of Batman and Superman. At this point, it looks safe to say Deadpool will outgross Dawn of Justice in the states, but it will fall about $80-$100M shy internationally. Still mighty impresive.
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9:32PM on 04/11/2016
And to think Deadpool wasn't even allowed to play in China. The government said nope sorry. Imagine it was allowed to release in China, I think it would be beat BvS internationally too. Not opening in the second biggest market $$$ wise, yeah probably would have crushed BvS.
And to think Deadpool wasn't even allowed to play in China. The government said nope sorry. Imagine it was allowed to release in China, I think it would be beat BvS internationally too. Not opening in the second biggest market $$$ wise, yeah probably would have crushed BvS.
6:39PM on 04/11/2016
And Thank God that Ryan Reynolds and Simon Kinberg insisted on making this movie.
And Thank God that Ryan Reynolds and Simon Kinberg insisted on making this movie.
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