Actor Ryan Reynolds had nothing but great things to say about Deadpool during his panel discussion at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 12, 2015
The Daily Beast reports that the 38-year-old actor spoke very highly about the Tim Miller-directed film – especially when it comes to its adaptation of the popular comic book series.
“(It’s) the most faithful adaptation of a comic book to a movie I’ve ever seen. I’ve only ever done one other proper—actually not proper—superhero movie.”
Reynolds also commented on the “absolute miracle,” which led the studio to even make the highly-anticipated Marvel film in the first place.
“For one I think it’s an absolute miracle that a studio let us make Deadpool, let alone a Rated-R Deadpool.”
For over a decade now, Deadpool has been more of a passion project for Ryan Reynolds – a project that he apparently refused to let go of even after it was trapped in a seemingly endless world of postponements and delays.
According to The Daily Beast, the wheels of development for Deadpool first started rolling back in 2004. New Line Cinemas lined up David S. Goyer to direct Ryan Reynolds in the leading role of Wade Wilson. However, those plans apparently fell through.
Ryan Reynolds’ appearance as Deadpool in the 2009 film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, generated a lot of negative backlash from loyal Deadpool fans and critics alike.
— PopWrapped (@PopWrapped) June 1, 2015
ryan reynolds shading green lantern like that damn wolverine film he was in wasn’t trash as well
— Terence Johnson (@LeNoirAuteur) July 12, 2015
— Elizabeth L. Garcia (@lizzylynngarcia) July 12, 2015
Reynolds did not help his on-screen reputation very much at all as a superhero with the 2011 film Green Lantern.
Several years later, Reynolds is in a much different place in his personal and professional life.
In addition to dating and eventually marrying his Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds recently joined the world of fatherhood and got his wishes of having a R-rated version of Deadpool receive the green light for which he has waited over a decade to receive.
Reynolds was even able to poke fun at his past work as a superhero during the Comic-Con panel discussion.
“I’ve only ever done one other proper—actually not proper—superhero movie.”
The potential box-office success of Deadpool could very well lead to a blockbuster franchise deal for Ryan Reynolds – an opportunity that was not provided by Green Lantern or X-Men Origins: Wolverine for the Blade: Trinity star.
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