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Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool, Justice League, Safe House 2; says "Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine"

03.22.2013

Y'know, Ryan Reynolds has always seemed like a cool guy and judging by these excerpts from his podcast interview over at Empire he seems even more so.  There's a lot of bitching and moaning about the guy, from his performance in GREEN LANTERN, taking on the role of HIGHLANDER, or simply because he's bedded both Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively.  The last one is perfectly understandable.  Reynolds is making the rounds while promoting THE CROODS, for which he supplies some vocal juice, and during the Empire podcast dropped a number of interesting bits on all the stuff we really want to hear about.  Okay, by stuff I mean DEADPOOL.  Check out the highlights below:

On SAFE HOUSE 2:

Yes... Safe House 2. It would be interesting how they solve one little tricky problem in that. I don't know. I mean, I'm not literate, but I do recall having the script read to me before we began shooting in South Africa. But yeah, I've been approached about it and I don't know. The script is in development - it should be around in a month I think. We'll see. I don't know.

On the proposed JUSTICE LEAGUE film (and if he's been contacted about it):

Not yet. I don't know. If you're gonna do comic book movies in that vein, you really have to get them right. I believe that Joss Whedon is the guy that just nails it and Christopher Nolan obviously nails it. So if they were gonna do it like that, it would be an interesting thing to do. It's just that... working on Green Lantern, I saw how difficult it is make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don't really know exactly where you're going with it or you don't really know how to access that world properly - that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with. So at this point I have very little interest in joining that kind of world. But, you know, a great script and a good director can always turn that around.

On DEADPOOL and his erratic behavior:

I love that kind of stuff. I loved doing Wolverine 'cause the movie wasn't on my shoulders. I got to kind of come in and insult everybody. It was a lot of fun actually. I love Deadpool and there is a script that's in development. But it's so, so far into the R-rated zone... it's a nearly NC-17 world and I just don't know if the studio would ever risk their reputation doing it. We've been developing it and we would never wanna do it unless you could it that R-rated way, so...

On DEADPOOL's view of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE and how it would play in continuity:

I don't think you can do that, because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him.

But I've always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that's a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don't know how it would fit though, no. In the current iteration of the script, it doesn't address Wolverine - though it does address Deadpool's appearance in Wolverine. Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine. He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that.

On his future with Rom-Coms:

Yeah. I'd like to go back to rom-coms. They're fun. The problem with romantic comedies is you know the ending by the poster. So they're not movies you can keep doing over and over again expect satisfaction somehow. They're really about the pairing. You know, I had a dance partner named Sandra Bullock last time and that was as good as it could ever get. So if you're never going to do a rom-com again, it's after you work with her.

Good shit, eh?  We're all hoping that DEADPOOL will happen someday, but honestly, I just don't see a studio ever taking the risk.  They simply don't have the balls and aren't prepared to take the flack from parents groups and whatnot who will no doubt campaign against a hyper-violent, mentally-ill mutant who talks to the audience.  I'm sure they'd bask in the accolades if it were a major hit, though.  Fingers crossed, but no breath is being held. 

Reynolds just completed Atom Egoyan's QUEEN OF THE NIGHT and will next be seen onscreen in the comic adaptation R.I.P.D. with Jeff Bridges, slated to hit July 19, 2013 (how about a trailer already?)

Extra Tidbit: One of my favorite Ryan Reynolds movies is Waiting... Anyone else?

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