Thank God: Deadpool Spinoff To Be A Reboot

16 09 2009

Deadpool

Just as I am sure many of you are doing, I am playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 between posts and I am remembering something: Deadpool is a fantastic character. Unlike every character around him, Deadpool is a self-serving, egotistical jack-ass with more greed than moral compass. He breaks the fourth wall, makes fun of the other characters and is willing, like any mercenary, to join a side based on compensation rather than obligation.

That is why the Deadpool spinoff film, starring Ryan Reynolds, is going to be so important in getting the X-Men Origins: Wolverine taste out of our mouths (See Amani’s review here). They took away his costume, they took away his cancer and, worst of all, they took away his mouth. But now we are going to get what we, the audience, deserves: a character reboot.

In an interview with IGN, Lauren Shuler Donner, one of the producers of the film, acknowledged that the character had been changed for the worse and that the solo film would follow the source material much closer.

“We’d kind of reboot it and make it the Deadpool that’s in the comics,” the producer told us, while adding that Wolverine costar Ryan Reynolds is still set to reprise the role despite his involvement with Warner Bros./DC’s Green Lantern film.

“Yes, he would [return for it],” she said. “I’d like to see Deadpool, so we’ll see where we are moving forward on that. I’m hoping to make a movie out of Deadpool.”

This is all great news for Deadpool fans. Reynolds is a self-proclaimed fan of the character, not to mention perfect casting, and will no doubt have a positive influence on the direction of the film. The only negative aspect in all this is that Fox still holds control of the character, but as long as we don’t have another version of this, I think we’ll be fine.

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