A standalone Deadpool movie has seemingly been in the pipeline for all eternity, but according to star Ryan Reynolds, the project is still inching its way closer to realisation.
“[ In ] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small,” says Reynolds to Yahoo! Movies (opens in new tab) . “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?’
“Unfortunately it needs to be rated R. 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.”
“It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward.”
When asked if we’re likely to ever see the movie, Reynolds responded, “Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it’ll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we’ll see.”
With the character set to poke fun at specifically-named board members, we can see why Fox might be a little hesitant to splash the cash on this one, but with an X-Force movie already confirmed on the studio slate, don’t rule it out just yet…