Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talk script leak and conversations with Mark Millar

We are long overdue for this solo DEADPOOL movie. Of course I want it done right. I feel like my heart was ripped out after WOLVERINE ORIGINS. Why did you do that to such a great character? Ryan Reynolds has an opportunity to just nail it, and when the movie does finally hit screens, I know he will in a big way.

So what's the status on this damn thing now? /Film spoke to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on discussing the project with Marvel's creative consultant, Mark Millar and also got the scribes opinions on the script leak. Just so you know, Reynolds is still on to play Deadpool and Tim Miller is still set to direct.

Check out the conversation below.

/Film: We keep reading about is how awesome your Deadpool script is, but that it’s so awesome we might never see it. How would you guys describe the script that’s out there right now that’s so R rated that we can’t…

Rhett Reese: The way I would describe it is to say it’s the best script we’ve ever written and probably ever can write. To us it’s the pinnacle of what we are capable of and we are super proud of it. It will definitely pose a risk, just because it’s an R rated Deadpool and most comic book movies aren’t, but we just think it’s a phenomenal opportunity and we’ve got a wonderful star in Ryan Reynolds and a wonderful director in Tim Miller and we’ve got some wonderful test footage that he did for it. The script is sitting there, we just want it.

Paul Wernick: We really tapped into the character. They say, “write what you know.” It’s ultimately a self hating….

Reese: (Laughs) Exactly. “An irreverent, vile lunatic.”

/Film: Have you talked to Mark Millar at all about it?

Reese: We’ve been in touch with Mark, because he’s come on as a consultant for Fox, so we are talking to him and we are….

Wernick: We are beating that drum. It’s the one project that we are so passionate to get made and we are doing everything we can. We have a few tricks up our sleeves still.

Reese: We are living a game of thrones, or trying to.

Wernick: You can find the script online actually. It leaked and there are downloads that you can read it yourself.

/Film: And you guys are fine with that, because you’re happy with it?

Wernick: As fine with that as we could be.

Reese: We really couldn’t be. I mean we didn’t have a choice. It leaked and we couldn’t do anything about it and for a minute we were appalled and then the reaction was great, so we were excited and now I guess it doesn’t really matter.

Wernick: Wait until you’ve seen Tim’s test. It’s brilliant.

Source: /Film



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