Rob Liefeld and Tim Miller recently watched the famous Honest Trailer for Deadpool and openly admitted or denied some of the points the parody video said about the 2016 sleeper hit. After many years in the can at 20th Century Fox, the movie was eventually rolled out last year starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular character and raked in $783 million at the box office – infusing a fresh take on the beat up superhero genre.
It was no secret that Reynolds, together with screen writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were trying to get the Deadpool film the greenlight for several years. But a footage leak that fans immediately dug was what eventually prompted Fox to finally give the project a go-ahead with very measly budget. Despite that, the creative team was able to craft a fun film that has become the highest grossing R-rated film of all time. But what made Deadpool‘s Honest Trailer stand-out from the rest is that Reynolds actually did a voice-over for the bit – making it funnier.
The event, which was hosted by YouTube channel, ScreenJunkies (the same media content maker who produces Honest Trailers) as part of their San Diego Comic-Con experience, brought about so many new details regarding the lead-up to Deadpool‘s release including the controversial mystery on who really leaked the tape out. Miller was adamant that it was not him, adding that it was not also Reynolds, but he says that the HD cut of the footage that soon followed was officially released from his camp.
In the spirit of the foul-mouthed anti-hero, the gathering was candid and no holds barred – with both Miller and Leifeld, as well as Colossus actor Stefan Kapicic, sharing their frank opinions and memories from production. At one point, the director even said that after X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which they also openly criticized with their depiction of the Merc with a Mouth) and Green Lantern, Reynolds was so scarred being burnt twice by superhero films that doing Deadpool was therapeutic to him.
Interestingly throughout the whole run, everyone was candid about Miller not coming back for the sequel with the filmmaker even making jokes about it as Kapicic was being cajoled to shared any Deadpool 2 secrets. Miller was supposed to return to helm the follow-up scheduled to come out next year, but the infamous creative differences between him and Reynolds (who is also very much involved with the creative process of the film) prompted them to eventually part ways.
The much-anticipated sequel for Deadpool is currently doing principal photography in Canada with new director, David Leitch from John Wick. Various set photos have emerged online teasing fans of what’s next for the potty mouth anti-hero including snaps of Reynolds with Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Josh Brolin’s preparation to take on the role as Cable, as well as, a visit again to the X-Mansion.
Deadpool is now available on Blu-ray and digital.
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