Twentieth Century Fox and I have been engaged in an abusive relationship for 10 years and just when I think I’m done with them they pull me back in. Exhibit A being the abomination that was this summer’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. So many characters were done wrong in so little time, so when they confirmed that a Deadpool spin-off was in the works I was conflicted. Over at Empire, the character’s portrayer Ryan Reynolds has put out news that his solo effort will stay true to the comic that fans have come to know and love.
Read what he had to say after the jump.
Spoiler for Wolverine:
At the end of the film we saw Wade Wilson aka Deadpool become some mutant concoction that no one could recognize. He was decapitated but we were led to believe that he still survived. Reynolds says that “The main goal is to make sure it stays close to the source material,” and that “The studio’s working on a script and trying to find a director. If that is the case then how are they going to remedy that little plot point?
He went on to say that the film will feature Deadpool’s trademark of breaking the fourth wall. In the comic he always speaks directly to the audience, and it’s what he’s known for. This sounds like something that Reynolds is more than happy to do. “Break the fourth wall? Oh yeah, he’s got to. I want to see him break the Great Wall.”
As I said before, my main concern for the writers is picking up where Wolverine left off. Reynolds seems to want to sweep it under the rug, by saying “That we won’t speak of.” Can we really blame him? I’m going to try to keep my myself emotionally detached from this film. As a comic book fan it’s the only way I can protect myself from more heartache. I’ll continue to follow any Deadpool developments, but I won’t put all my faith in it as the savior of the X-Men franchise.
What do you think about Deadpool breaking the fourth wall?