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The director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine sings Deadpool's praises

04.05.2016
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While DEADPOOL has continued to kick all sorts of ass both commercially and critically, it's still remarkable that the film exists at all, especially considering how the character was handled during his first appearance in Gavin Hood's X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. The first X-MEN spin-off famously made a mess of the character (they sewed his mouth shut!) but Gavin Hood is very thankful that Deadpool was given a second chance. While speaking with Cinemablend recently, Hood commented on DEADPOOL's success and why the character finally works.

I think the character works so well now, because the character is allowed to be who the character really is, unencumbered by, you know, PG-13 requirements and a great deal of marketing debate. I think the fact that the filmmakers kind of made that film below the radar -- and I happen to know a little bit, only because my production designer from Ender’s Game, Sean Haworth, is a fantastic designer, was the designer on Deadpool. I remember when he was making the film, it was just a little bit more below the radar initially. And more credit to the filmmakers and to Ryan, that they took control of their character and got on and let Ryan do the film. Deadpool is a motor mouth, foul mouth character, and it’s very difficult with these big movies to, when you have to work within certain parameters that are set by [studio heads].

Back when Ryan Reynolds was cast as Deadpool in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, it was with the expectation that a Deadpool spin-off would soon follow should the character receive a warm reception. Despite Reynolds doing what he could with the character's limited screen-time, it seemed very unlikely that we would ever get the Deadpool film we all wanted. Gavin Hood seems relieved that not only did Ryan Reynolds get a second chance, but that the film has proven to be a huge success.

You know, when he did the little cameo bit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it was exactly what we’ve been talking about. It was the studio attempting to plug in a few characters and test the waters. But now he gets to make his own movie and he did it with great courage and with the full force of his personality, so he deserves every success. I think he’s done really well, and I think it’s fantastic that they had the courage to just go ahead and make the film.

Gavin Hood's latest film, EYE IN THE SKY, was just released to theaters on April 1st and you can read own Chris Bumbray review of the film from the Toronto International Film Festival right here.

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Source: Cinemablend

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1:54PM on 04/06/2016
I don't blame Gavin for Origins, there was clearly a ton of studio interference.
I don't blame Gavin for Origins, there was clearly a ton of studio interference.
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1:08PM on 04/06/2016

Opening credits....

Should be Deadpool sitting next to a fire burning money, then turning to the camera and saying something about how this time will be different (maybe sitting next to an open paper listing Deadpool's box office numbers).
Should be Deadpool sitting next to a fire burning money, then turning to the camera and saying something about how this time will be different (maybe sitting next to an open paper listing Deadpool's box office numbers).
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12:09PM on 04/06/2016
There were a few good things in Wolverine, like the opening montage which really should have been stretched out and been the entire film itself, and any time liev shrieber was on screen, the final battle on the nuclear plant.

But yeah, it did mostly suck. But I don't blame Gavin for it's suckitude. Like Star Wars VII, it was clearly the product of executive committees, and that never makes good art.
There were a few good things in Wolverine, like the opening montage which really should have been stretched out and been the entire film itself, and any time liev shrieber was on screen, the final battle on the nuclear plant.

But yeah, it did mostly suck. But I don't blame Gavin for it's suckitude. Like Star Wars VII, it was clearly the product of executive committees, and that never makes good art.
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8:26AM on 04/07/2016
How could you exclude Ryan Reynolds' part in the first half of the movie as one of the good things?
How could you exclude Ryan Reynolds' part in the first half of the movie as one of the good things?
7:42AM on 04/06/2016
Gavin is actually an excellent director and Origins just went in all the wrong directions.
Gavin is actually an excellent director and Origins just went in all the wrong directions.
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7:47AM on 04/06/2016
Origins was a studio product with a multitude of studio mandated fuck-ups.
Origins was a studio product with a multitude of studio mandated fuck-ups.
10:33PM on 04/05/2016
It's astonishing how badly they screwed up Deadpool in Origins: Wolverine. I refuse to even acknowledge that was Deadpool in the first place.
It's astonishing how badly they screwed up Deadpool in Origins: Wolverine. I refuse to even acknowledge that was Deadpool in the first place.
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7:45AM on 04/06/2016
I refuse to acknowledge that film is canon even within the context of the first three X-Men films before Days of Future Past rewrote history.
I refuse to acknowledge that film is canon even within the context of the first three X-Men films before Days of Future Past rewrote history.
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