If you thought for one second Ryan Reynolds appearance as Wade Wilson and then as the killer Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a coincidence or in some way not a ploy to spark interest in a Deadpool spin-off movie, I’ve got a bridge in New York to sell you. Of course it was and 20th Century Fox has announced that the movie is in the works. Now that we know the movie is being made, there are still many questions that need to be answered.
Chief among them is if Deadpool will be disfigured as he is at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine or if he will be somehow portrayed by Reynolds without the make-up and as the actor normally appears. Another question is what character will stand opposite Deadpool as the defacto ‘hero” of the movie. Finally, when in the X-Men timeline the movie would take place seeing as how the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine take place well before those of the other X-Men movies. Well, perhaps this interview over at Hitfix with Reynolds himself can shed light on some of these questions.
According to Reynolds, when asked about the Deadpool feature in the article he is “Intimately involved with it. We’re just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it’s going to be just like the comic books. I’m gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that’s the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible.”
Well, there you have it. It seems that if Reynolds gets his way (and he might) the character will be depicted exactly as he is in the comics. No doubt this is great news for fans of the comics everywhere. Now, if he can just stick to his plans and not get sidetracked or swayed by studio pressure, this movie might have a chance. Whatever happens, we’ll find out when the film hits theaters in 2012.