With all the comic book movie news that’s been going on, there have still been some projects that we haven’t heard from in a while. One of the most anticipated of those films is the Deadpool adaptation.
Ryan Reynolds has been attached to play Deadpool ever since he appeared as Wade Wilson in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Even though he was also signed on as Green Lantern, Reynolds insisted on staying for Deadpool since he’s such a fan of the character. In 2011, it was announced that Tim Miller would direct the feature film adaptation, and Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick had been hired to write the script before that.
There hasn’t been too much news about Deadpool for quite some time, but Reynolds just recently spoke out and explained why it’s taking quite so long.
“It’s up to the studio. The studio I think is reluctant to pull the trigger on such a hard Rated-R script. Then the guys who wrote it and the producers won’t make it unless it’s that hard and, you know, raunchy.”
There’s a lot of truth to this. R-rated movies are a difficult sell to studios, since they want to make sure they make their money back. If they make a movie for an R-rating, they’re putting a limit on who can actually go see the movies. The few successes like 300 and Kick-Ass are few and far between.
In the case of Deadpool, I’d like to think that this would be a property that could actually succeed. The character is unique and hilarious, and I’m sure it would catch “average moviegoers” completely unawares. They would have no clue what they’d be getting with this guy.
What do you think of this situation? Do you think that Deadpool should shoot for an R-rating? (Pun not intended.) Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?
Source: Comic Book Movie