Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool


Whatever you think about X-Men Origins: Wolverine, there’s no denying the fact that Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool. There’s simply no one else on this planet that’s such a perfect match for the “Merc with a Mouth”. The jury may still be out on how he does with Hal Jordan, but as we know he’s the perfect Wade it’s good to see him talking about the upcoming Deadpool movie. And thankfully it appears to ignore what happened in the Wolverine movie. Reynolds spoke to the LA Times about the movie and has some cool things to say about it and the comic:

“With Deadpool, it’s a lot like going to prison for the first day,” Reynolds said. “You got to walk up and hit the biggest guy you see to establish a bit of cred. With Deadpool, early on you have to establish that moral flexibility. There’s a gamble to it — you’re going to lose a few people right at the beginning but you take the gamble and know that eventually you’re going to win them back. You won’t lose the hard-core fans of the character, they already know who he is. We have to play to a broader audience than that. As an actor you have to be willing to do something like … back in Vancouver we used to call it a [nasty] burger. ’You gotta eat the [nasty] burger to get to the cookies.’ And yes, I want to write a cookbook about that…”

“The comics are very inconsistent in the writing,” Reynolds said. “All the different writers, different voices, but at the core of the character his heart is really interesting. He’s the funniest guy you’ll ever meet, too, and for me that’s exciting but it’s not as hard as capturing that moral flexibility, which is so important. He hasn’t really experienced the full spectrum of human emotion the way most people do.”

Someone pinch me. There’s going to be a Deadpool movie, and it’s sounding like it’ll be just the way it needs to be.