We’ve all but given up on Ryan Reynolds and his attempt to bring Deadpool back to the big screen. The actor has signed on for roles in major tentpoles from Green Lantern, to R.I.P.D., to Safe House, and while all of those are scheduled or done, Deadpool is still in waiting. Doesn’t that seem kind of strange considering he signed on to star in the film before any of these other projects came to be? Reynolds must have remembered his commitment because over at Empire he spoke about the mutilated character and how the film is still happening.
When asked about Deadpool‘s progress, Reynolds told the magazine that it’s “still in the works.” It’s hard to take that statement seriously when thinking of all the other movies the actor has in the pipeline. Even he admitted to doubts about the scheduling over everything. He said, “I’m not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.”
When asked about the franchise clash between Deadpool and Green Lantern:
“Those two universes are completely different,” contends Reynolds. “Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I don’t look at the as superhero roles as much as just roles. They’re such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a highly militarised shame spiral, Green Lantern is more universally themed.”
We like Deadpool more than the Green Lantern and it has nothing to do with our desire for the film. We have nothing against DC or the Lantern Corps, and Hal Jordan is fine, but Deadpool is better.
Do you think Deadpool will ever see the light of day?