Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the screenplay of Zombieland, have been selected by 20th Century Fox to pen the script of Deadpool, the upcoming spin-off live-action movie set to star Ryan Reynolds.
I'm quite glad with this choice: the kind of humor seen in Zombieland, with expert zombie slayer Woody Harrelson who more than enjoy his pastime, seems well-suited to a movie dedicated to Deadpool, the tongue-in-cheek mercenary.
What about you? Do you think Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick can deliver a great script for the movie Deadpool? :)
Ryan Reynolds has confirmed his involvement in the upcoming Deadpool movie that's been announced by FOX:
"Look, I'm into any role in which I get to kick Captain America in the nuts. [..] Yeah, the script is in the works. That's about all I can really say. They're actively hashing it out.[...] Well, I'm intimately involved with it. We're just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it's going to be just like the comic books. I'm gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that's the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from than the comics which are incredible."
Actor Ryan Reynolds
So Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson, but in a much more twisted version, as Deadpool, Wade Wilson's mercenary avatar. And his reference to Captain America's family jewels we may expect a Deadpool as marvelously mischievous as the original one from the comic book. :)
The positive buzz around all things Marvel recently is a strong incentive for developing new spin-offs movies based on the Marvel universe. Deadpool introduced in the movie Wolverine is very likely to get his own movie in a not-so-distant future. The word is that Marvel is definitely thinking about it.
I believe Fox does not own the rights to Deadpool. That's still in Marvel's hands. So there is hope for a faithful adaptation. But if Marvel is indeed in command then I doubt the movie will get released before 2013. Because Marvel's got an impressive movie line-up scheduled till 2012 which will be crowned by the Avengers movie.
Deadpool deserves his own spin-off live-action movie. The crazy mercenary is maybe a villain, but he isn't evil, he is just cynical and crazy, an explosive combination that makes him so marvelously interesting.
The Wolverine movie directed by Gavin Hood is setting the origins of Deadpool, taking some creative licenses with the original Deadpool/Wade Wilson from the comic books:
In Wolverine Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson very true to the character: every member of the team is pissed off by him.
Ryan Reynolds said about his role:
"the movie Wolverine really does trace the origins of the character. You really see his birth, his evolution from Wade Wilson to Deadpool, and really he is more or less the creature that becomes Deadpool later on, but we see his kind of, you know, humble beginnings."
Deadpool My name is Wade Wilson. I'm a mercenary. And I love what I do!
Striker sees here is an ideal opportunity for transforming this capricious isolated character into Weapon XI (Scot Adkins takes over the role from then), a bounty hunter toy with incredible power.
The process isn't fully completed that he is rushed out of his lab tank to fight against Wolverine. But he is defeated and left for dead in an irradiating nuclear facility.
Then some scientist would rescue him. Because of the event Weapon XI would have lost some of his former powers and become the Deadpool we know (with mainly healing factor and teleportation ability).
The door is obviously opened for a Deadpool spin-off. No script penned yet though. So if you're a fan, it's really time to voice your opinion about this Deadpool movie. I bet people at Marvel, Fox or whatever will drop by sooner or later, and they may take your opinion into account. :)