Remember that Deadpool movie that everything keeps hoping will happen? Apparently it’s still in the works. According to potential star Ryan Reynolds, it’s closer to getting the proverbial greenlight than it was earlier this year.
The boys and girls at 20th Century Fox have dangled the project in front of fans like a carrot. While some of us are still hoping that the character will finally get his own movie, others have simply written off the flick as a pipe dream.
However, Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds insist that the Deadpool movie is still in the works at the studio. However, Fox is apparently a little hesitate about releasing an R-rated picture about a character that casual moviegoers can’t identify by name.
According to Coming Soon, Tim Miller recently gave the world a very small update on the picture. Although the studio hasn’t given the movie a greenlight as of this writing, the special effects wizard seems to think the project still has a future at 20th Century Fox.
“We will never give up! Deadpool is still alive and we’re just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly f***ing awesome film this would be. Ryan is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light,” Miller recently told the folks over at Clevver Movies.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first Deadpool movie update fans have received in recent days. Ryan Reynolds recently discussed the long-delayed project with Yahoo! Movie UK towards the end of October. The R.I.P.D. star also seems convinced that the project will happen.
“[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small. There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them. We’re saying ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements,” Reynolds told the website.
He added, “The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it’s very meta, I mean the character knows he’s in a movie, he knows he’s in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it’s kind of a risky property. But, you know, we’ll see. It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward.”
Reynolds told Total Film this year that the Deadpool movie was the “worst relationship” he’s ever had. The actor said the character is completely aware of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and even plays with a Deadpool action figure at one point during the flick.
Unfortunately, it’s still unknown when the Deadpool movie will find its way onto the big screen. Do you think this project will ever get the greenlight from 20th Century Fox?
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