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‘Deadpool’ Movie Probably Still Happening, According to Ryan Reynolds

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Remember that Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool‘ movie? We haven’t heard anything about it in over a year, but according to the actor, it’s still happening. Sort of. Maybe? Reynolds seems optimistic, but we’re still not quite sure we’ll be seeing this thing anytime soon, judging by his account of the film’s bumpy pre-production history.

In an interview with Total Film, Reynolds was asked, yet again, for a status update on ‘Deadpool.’ We haven’t heard anything about the film since last spring, but fans have been keeping their hopes up that the “merc with the mouth” will get his very own movie to right the wrongs done to the character in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’

Reynolds is aware of the reaction to Deadpool in that film, and although his character was butchered and warped into something hardly recognizable, we still thought his portrayal of Deadpool (up until the third act, anyway) was pretty solid. He’s definitely got the charisma for it.

As for whether or not the film is still happening and how ‘Deadpool’ will acknowledge ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ Reynolds has this to say:

That movie is alive and kicking, and then it’s dead as a doornail. Then it’s alive and kicking and then it’s dead … it’s like the worst relationship I’ve ever had! The character knows he’s a comic book character, he knows he’s in a film, he knows who the executives are at the studio making the movie. In the current iteration of the script, Deadpool is aware of the Wolverine movie. He doesn’t say anything disparaging about it, but he does at one point play with the Deadpool action figure with some curiosity.

Sounds like the script has some clever meta elements to it, but we wonder what’s keeping the film from moving forward? Maybe audiences need to get more familiar with Deadpool in another ‘X-Men’ film before they embrace the character receiving his own spinoff, or maybe there’s some trepidation about the strength of the script and selecting the right director. If Reynolds knows anything else, he’s not talking — much like Deadpool at the end of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’

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