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