Feedback on "Deadpool" Test Footage Looks Very Promising
According to a recent article by MoviePilot.com FOX is still thinking about putting together a movie about Deadpool.Initially the studio was not very keen on doing a Rated R film based on the gory "Merc with a Mouth" but after commissioning some test footage from director Tim Miller the initial response from screenwriter Rhett Reese suggests it’s looking pretty damn good. Here's what he said to Collider:
We have a phenomenal director in Tim Miller, who did about a 3-minute test for Fox, and Ryan [Reynolds] came in to do the mo-cap for it and the voice. And it’s like the greatest three minutes ever. I look at the three minutes and I’m like, “That’s the movie, and it has to get made.” I think the biggest hurdle right now is convincing the-powers-that-be that it’s okay to have a hard-R rated movie within the Marvel Universe. I think there just has to be a tolerance for the outlier. There has to be a tolerance for this one project that’s not like all the other Marvel projects.
|Ryan Reynolds played Wade Wilson (Deadpool) in FOX's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"|
Reese’s writing partner Paul Wernick adds:
Iron Man was like that when it came out. Tony Stark the hard drinking, fast-talking billionaire was very different from all the other Marvel characters. And look what it became. We feel that way about Deadpool.I don't think a Rated R movie under the Marvel banner would be bad at all. Think about good a film that stayed true to the source material for Punisher and Blade could be with that type of Rating. Those characters are not ones with mass appeal but it would make adult fanboys (and girls) very happy!
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