Now this is a Deadpool we can get behind. Of course when it comes to Ryan Reynolds, many may point out Green Lantern’s poor debut or the lack lustre of his character in the even greater lack-lustre film of Wolverin Origins. But it seems after the years of waiting on Fox to pull the lead out, shooting the awesome test footage that seemed to have accumulated dust on some executive’s desk, the film is finally being shot. And it’s rated R. So that mean the psycopathic, quirky Deadpool we all know and love will be at full steam, not some PG-15 ensemble to bring in those annoying teens. This will cater to a more avid fan who loves their comic book action with some really far out, hairballed scenarios and scenes.
And to top it off, on the set of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld popped in to take a pic with Ryan Reynolds, and on instagram gave a long epistle which goes to show just how long Deadpool has been in the making and how the Internet played an integral part in lighting a fire under FOX to bring what is sure to be one of the more unique comic hero film to the forefront:
Congrats to Team Deadpool on each and every victory along the Deadpool highway! The R rating ensures the film will be unique and faithful to the amazing vision of the filmakers Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan freakin' Reynolds!! DEADPOOL RANT….So you're thinking, "of course Liefeld, you brought Deadpool to life, what else are we to expect but you to cheer, homer." Let's get something straight, after Wolverine:Origins I went on the apology tour, for those many umpteen thousands of you who came up to me at the bazillion conventions I do and asked me "Hey, Liefeld, what did you think of Deadpool in Wolverine:Origins?" you saw me smile through gritted teeth and give a very deliberate response "Well, it's a good start.." Because I already knew that there were plans underway to restore Deadpool and that given the opportunity, the new team that Ryan was assembling would produce the film we all wanted. But I knew that I couldn't apologize twice, I couldn't smile through gritted teeth any longer, this one would have to be earned. Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick came on board and wrote the most amazing, exciting, unique comic book script I'd ever read. Even my Marvel pals have confided and said, "Wow, that Deadpool script…That's spectacular..It should get made" but it didn't. And years passed and management at Fox passed and executives came and went, each unable to move it forward. During this time, the outstanding Tim Miller stepped into the directors chair to guide the film and from the word go, he started making things happen. I saw storyboards, costume designs and animatics. The vision was becoming a reality and that amazing test reel footage was shot and I thought for certain that the film would be on its way to a green light. Then…more waiting. And here we are, this outstanding vision is being filmed and prepared for a Feb. 12th 2016 release date. I can tell you that you are in for a cinematic comic book experience unlike any you have experienced! Deadpool is all that you've been waiting for and a round of applause to Tim, Rhett, Paul, Ryan and Simon Kinberg for seeing it through! #robliefeld #deadpool
We so are waiting to see this.
Deadpool synopsis reads:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool is scheduled for a theatrical release on February 12th2016