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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?)

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

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12:24PM on 03/22/2013
The dude is solid in my book. He has done a couple shitty Rom Com's but he can be very funny in one movie and then the next, very serious. He was excellent in Buried
The dude is solid in my book. He has done a couple shitty Rom Com's but he can be very funny in one movie and then the next, very serious. He was excellent in Buried
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12:30PM on 03/22/2013

Deadpool wasn't happy with Deadpool in Wolverine?

NO ONE was happy with Deadpool in Wolverine!
NO ONE was happy with Deadpool in Wolverine!
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12:13PM on 03/22/2013
I'm in the minority I think. I like Ryan Reynolds. I think he is at his worst a decent actor but with potential to be really REALLY good. Instead of more Green Lantern (snooze) or rom-coms (good god, man!), I'd rather see him do more stuff like Queen of the Night or that movie about the Keanes he was attached to, Big Eyes. And of course Deadpool. I am clinging to hope for Deadpool
I'm in the minority I think. I like Ryan Reynolds. I think he is at his worst a decent actor but with potential to be really REALLY good. Instead of more Green Lantern (snooze) or rom-coms (good god, man!), I'd rather see him do more stuff like Queen of the Night or that movie about the Keanes he was attached to, Big Eyes. And of course Deadpool. I am clinging to hope for Deadpool
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9:37PM on 03/22/2013

Why must it be a tentpole?

Why not make Deadpool for $30 million or some modest figure (hell, $60 million would still be modest for a comic book movie) and ONLY make it for adults. Hell, release it via art houses on a boutique production label.
Why not make Deadpool for $30 million or some modest figure (hell, $60 million would still be modest for a comic book movie) and ONLY make it for adults. Hell, release it via art houses on a boutique production label.
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2:56PM on 03/22/2013
Reynolds is a well-rounded actor. He has great comedic skills as seen in Waiting... and could do well in action and thrillers as well. He seems to take each role seriously, I mean, c'mon he was a beast in Blade Trinity.
Reynolds is a well-rounded actor. He has great comedic skills as seen in Waiting... and could do well in action and thrillers as well. He seems to take each role seriously, I mean, c'mon he was a beast in Blade Trinity.
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2:38PM on 03/22/2013

DEADPOOL KICKSTARTER!

If they can raise enough money for a Veronica Mars movie on Kickstarter than why can't we raise the money to green light a DEADPOOL movie? Prove to the studios that this should be made. All we need is a guarantee that the movie will be rated R. I'd throw money down for that. Anybody else?
If they can raise enough money for a Veronica Mars movie on Kickstarter than why can't we raise the money to green light a DEADPOOL movie? Prove to the studios that this should be made. All we need is a guarantee that the movie will be rated R. I'd throw money down for that. Anybody else?
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3:35PM on 03/22/2013
Don't think it's money thats the issue when it comes to a Deadpool, it's all about reputation really.
Don't think it's money thats the issue when it comes to a Deadpool, it's all about reputation really.
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1:33PM on 03/22/2013
Reynolds has always been really cool. Even in his worst films, he's almost always the best part. The guy is a good actor to boot. A Deadpool movie would be ultra cool, but I'm not going to hold my breath. He's not as big a name as a lot of other comic characters and I agree, the film would have to be so far into the R-rating to justify it. I gotta say, I like his honesty about all this. He doesn't seem super excited for a lot of what was talked about (except Deadpool). Even with Justice League,
Reynolds has always been really cool. Even in his worst films, he's almost always the best part. The guy is a good actor to boot. A Deadpool movie would be ultra cool, but I'm not going to hold my breath. He's not as big a name as a lot of other comic characters and I agree, the film would have to be so far into the R-rating to justify it. I gotta say, I like his honesty about all this. He doesn't seem super excited for a lot of what was talked about (except Deadpool). Even with Justice League, he's in the "I don't really know if I want to do this" realm. I think he realizes Green Lantern wasn't a big hit.
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8:15PM on 03/22/2013

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Love Waiting.
Love Waiting.
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3:33PM on 03/22/2013
I really don't get the flack Reynolds gets sometimes. The guy can do anything from comedy to action to thrillers (remember Buried?) I thought Safe House was a great movie & yes I agree on the tidbit abut Waiting & I also have a soft spot for Van Wilder. Dude is like a younger Tom Cruise who obviously loves making movies. As far as Deadpool why can't a studio like Lionsgate handle it, I mean they alredy have their own franchise with Kick-Ass so Deadpool would be the perfect fit.
I really don't get the flack Reynolds gets sometimes. The guy can do anything from comedy to action to thrillers (remember Buried?) I thought Safe House was a great movie & yes I agree on the tidbit abut Waiting & I also have a soft spot for Van Wilder. Dude is like a younger Tom Cruise who obviously loves making movies. As far as Deadpool why can't a studio like Lionsgate handle it, I mean they alredy have their own franchise with Kick-Ass so Deadpool would be the perfect fit.
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2:16PM on 03/22/2013
I'd be happy with him playing Deadpool. To be totally honest, the least part I hated of GREEN LANTERN was his acting. It was the whole rest of the movie, story, effects, etc that made me think it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! Plus, I loved his parts in Waiting and as Hannibal King in Blade 3!
I'd be happy with him playing Deadpool. To be totally honest, the least part I hated of GREEN LANTERN was his acting. It was the whole rest of the movie, story, effects, etc that made me think it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! Plus, I loved his parts in Waiting and as Hannibal King in Blade 3!
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9:00AM on 03/25/2013
My favorite movie of him is The Proposal. However, I like him best in the old sit-com "Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place".
My favorite movie of him is The Proposal. However, I like him best in the old sit-com "Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place".
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9:53PM on 03/22/2013

All for it

Although I'd be willing to wait for Disney to obtain the rights to the X-universe before a Deadpool movie gets made. I don't feel as though FOX has a strong enough handle on the franchise to really do the character justice.
Although I'd be willing to wait for Disney to obtain the rights to the X-universe before a Deadpool movie gets made. I don't feel as though FOX has a strong enough handle on the franchise to really do the character justice.
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8:58PM on 03/22/2013

MAX

Marvel could create MAX studios which would be similar (ironically) to parent Disney's Miramax which allows them to do more mature movies without confusing audiences. The idea isn't new: Marvel had a Max line which had comics suggested for mature readers but Ari Arad was against it. In retrospect it is a tricky balancing act: you don't want to take a potentially PG-13 rated character like Nick Fury and then re-invent him as a character who can't even appear in a blockbuster movie without
Marvel could create MAX studios which would be similar (ironically) to parent Disney's Miramax which allows them to do more mature movies without confusing audiences. The idea isn't new: Marvel had a Max line which had comics suggested for mature readers but Ari Arad was against it. In retrospect it is a tricky balancing act: you don't want to take a potentially PG-13 rated character like Nick Fury and then re-invent him as a character who can't even appear in a blockbuster movie without parents getting concerned. But Kevin Fiege may be willing to make some R-rated movies if the rights to Daredevil and Deadpool were to return to Marvel.
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9:44PM on 03/22/2013
I think that it's totally plausible to be able to create a separate division of the Marvel universe for mature audiences. A character like the Punisher could never be done correctly in a PG-13 world. Addressing the issue of the balancing act, you simply don't cross these iterations of the more mature characters into the 'PG-13 Avengers' world. Take Wolverine for example: He is a character that will take lives in the comics, but usually in desperate situations and when he's alone. Wolvie rarely
I think that it's totally plausible to be able to create a separate division of the Marvel universe for mature audiences. A character like the Punisher could never be done correctly in a PG-13 world. Addressing the issue of the balancing act, you simply don't cross these iterations of the more mature characters into the 'PG-13 Avengers' world. Take Wolverine for example: He is a character that will take lives in the comics, but usually in desperate situations and when he's alone. Wolvie rarely kills when with the X-Men, and the same could be handled in the films as well.
Having said that, I still think it will be a long time coming, if ever, that we see Marvel make such a risky move.
4:27PM on 03/22/2013
Like to see Tarantino direct this R-rated Deadpool
Like to see Tarantino direct this R-rated Deadpool
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12:20PM on 03/22/2013
Reynolds is a great guy and is one of my favorite actors. I would love to see a sequel to Safe House and Green Lantern and see him reprise Hal again in Justice League. And in a perfect only would we get an R Rated Deadpool film that stays true to its character. The guy always gives everything he has in his performances and I think the guy gets a bad rep for playing the smartass all the time. He was phenomenal in Buried, Smokin' Aces, and The Nines. So hopefully he still does some more good
Reynolds is a great guy and is one of my favorite actors. I would love to see a sequel to Safe House and Green Lantern and see him reprise Hal again in Justice League. And in a perfect only would we get an R Rated Deadpool film that stays true to its character. The guy always gives everything he has in his performances and I think the guy gets a bad rep for playing the smartass all the time. He was phenomenal in Buried, Smokin' Aces, and The Nines. So hopefully he still does some more good dramas down the road.

It seems though he's not to eager to jump into Green Lantern again which is a shame since he was the farthest thing from being the worst thing about that film.

Will be checking out the Croods though. It looks great.
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7:04AM on 03/25/2013
The first RR movie I saw was...Van Wilder. A new fan was born! On Saturday, I saw The Proposal...with the wifey...as a result of flicking through the channels...and joining at the point of the first interview with the Border Land interrogator or whatever his title was. Very cute movie - enjoyed it (Sandra Bullock, as always, super cute!). I always hope his movies do well....and it's a shame that the ones I really wanted him to do well in (Blade 3, GL, Wolverine) weren't really good (GL
The first RR movie I saw was...Van Wilder. A new fan was born! On Saturday, I saw The Proposal...with the wifey...as a result of flicking through the channels...and joining at the point of the first interview with the Border Land interrogator or whatever his title was. Very cute movie - enjoyed it (Sandra Bullock, as always, super cute!). I always hope his movies do well....and it's a shame that the ones I really wanted him to do well in (Blade 3, GL, Wolverine) weren't really good (GL sucked so bad it's a travesty that only galvanizes exponentially my belief that he ought to have waited for a Flash movie!).

Still, Safe House was very good and shows he's got the acting chops to play a serious take on something...and I'm sure at some point I'll get to see Buried when my man love for him will continue to grow.
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7:44PM on 03/24/2013
Best way to do Deadpool is probably to make it a solo standalone movie. Don't involve anyone from the X-men universe at all.

Always liked RR. The movie Buried totally worked because I bought Reynolds. He's got great comic timing, he can do action, thrillers, etc etc. The only redeemable thing about GL was Reynolds' performance.
Best way to do Deadpool is probably to make it a solo standalone movie. Don't involve anyone from the X-men universe at all.

Always liked RR. The movie Buried totally worked because I bought Reynolds. He's got great comic timing, he can do action, thrillers, etc etc. The only redeemable thing about GL was Reynolds' performance.
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7:49PM on 03/22/2013

My problem with Reynolds

Is that he claims to love Deadpool so much but he let them do what they did to the character in the first place. You think about this, and the way I reconcile it is that he actually DOESN'T care about Deadpool. So don't front, Ryan.

And PS, please stay away from anything Green Lantern related. You wanna be the Flash, go for it. But you're not Hal Jordan.
Is that he claims to love Deadpool so much but he let them do what they did to the character in the first place. You think about this, and the way I reconcile it is that he actually DOESN'T care about Deadpool. So don't front, Ryan.

And PS, please stay away from anything Green Lantern related. You wanna be the Flash, go for it. But you're not Hal Jordan.
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7:58PM on 03/22/2013
Man's gotta eat. Reynolds has been stuck on the brink of stardom for years. They offered him a major comic character that could potentially have a spin-off? Of course you'd take it.

Then they'll offer you the headline of a major DC comic series from the director of CASINO ROYALE. Of course you'll take that too! It's not his fault the movie turned out to be shit. From what I've heard, the original script they started shooting with was pretty good.

We love to blame actors for a lot of the
Man's gotta eat. Reynolds has been stuck on the brink of stardom for years. They offered him a major comic character that could potentially have a spin-off? Of course you'd take it.

Then they'll offer you the headline of a major DC comic series from the director of CASINO ROYALE. Of course you'll take that too! It's not his fault the movie turned out to be shit. From what I've heard, the original script they started shooting with was pretty good.

We love to blame actors for a lot of the bad films they're in, but most times they are the least responsible for the film's final outcome. In other cases (often with Bruce Willis involved) they're exactly responsible for films coming out piss poor.
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