Fox Building on Wolverine’s Mojo With Deadpool Movie

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:33 am,

ryan reynolds deadpool Fox Building on Wolverines Mojo With Deadpool Movie

Fresh off the almost $90 million opening weekend for X-men Origins: Wolverine, Fox is rushing ahead on a similar treatment for Marvel’s favorite mercenary, Deadpool.

If you’re keeping score along at home, a Deadpool movie would be a spinoff of a spinoff of the original big screen adaptations of X-Men. Ryan Reynolds played the wisecracking super gun for hire in Wolverine, and will return in the title role.

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The movie’s version of Deadpool is beheaded by Wolverine, but a post credit sequence on some prints unveils that the mercenary survived.




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While the new movie seems like a sensible enough move considering the success of the first X-Men Origins, there’s a risk here. If you walk down the street in any American neighborhood, your fellow pedestrians know who Batman is. They could pick Spider-Man and Superman out of a line-up. So, movies based on those characters become blockbusters. But, once you start to get to faces from the outer reaches of comic lore, the receipts can dwindle quickly (see Ghost Rider, Judge Dredd, The Punisher, Steel and (yes) Watchmen.

While Marvel Studios will act in a co-producer capacity, this will be a Fox Studios film.

No doubt die-hard comic book fans would catch a Deadpool flick, but would casual moviegoers flock to it in Wolverine-ish amounts? And there’s also the question of whether they’ll undo the butchering of the character (figuratively and literally) that took place in Wolverine.

Source Hollywood Reporter

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  1. @GUNSMITH, calm down. The report stated “But along with superhuman powers, enhanced strength and self-regenerating healing powers, the slightly unhinged Deadpool can absorb the abilities of dead and captured mutants.” This was just from the Wolverine film itself, Wraith being the dead mutant, and Cyclops the captured one. Fox hasnt given any details yet so chillax lol.

  2. One great thing about Deadpools costume is that it’s not really tights so they can put it on screen with out feeling ridiculious. Don’t get me wrong I would of loved to see the Xmen in their uniforms, but I do understand why they did it I may not agree, but I understand why they didn’t. However Deadpool doesn’t wear that really tight tights his clothing is a little more loose and lacks yellow lol. Not to mention he is crazy so him even wearing a dress would make sense why not put him in the comic outfit the guy is nuts he would wear anything.

  3. @Daniel
    I don’t think I would have minded if Halle Berry or Framke Jenssen wore tights in X-Men. 8-)

  4. Does anyone have any idea how Sabertooth caught Deadpool in the first place? He was pretty bad ass with those blades so one would think he’d be nearly untouchable???……

  5. Ryan Reynolds is the perfect actor for this role. I have been following deadpool for most my life and he is by far my favorite. Yeah, they screwed him up in the 4th wolverine movie, but they just need to take there time and capture deadpools essence and people will fall in love with him. He’s like that really annoying guy you play sports with who never shuts his mouth and pisses his opponents off, but you are so glad when he’s on your team. Deadpools costume is so awesome too, way better than a yellow leatard. Get rid of the built in blades, other mutant powers, and bad story telling and the possability to make money will be a reality. If the fans of deadpool like it then the word will spread. I just converted one of my friends to the ways of deadpoolism.

  6. @Enrique
    Most likely with some kind of trickery…

  7. Actually they did refer to him kinda as deadpool when theyre explaining him to wolverine but i want a deadpool movie! And maybe hes such a badass he performed plastic surgery on himself to make his face normal! lol

  8. I love Deadpool, but I also share the concern that Fox is making it.

    One positive is that Ryan Reynolds is not only a great actor, but he is also a avid Deadpool fan himself. He stated in an interview that he would love to make a Deadpool movie adaptation straight out of the comic book. It helps when an actor believes in the product he’s making.

    I still wish Marvel had the rights to this, but we can hope for the best.

  9. i like ryan reynolds as deadpool so i will see the deadpool with ryan reynolds i saw him on x men origns wolverine i like ryan reynolds as deadpool i will see deadpool movie in theatres 2011.

  10. hahaha hey andries price i heard you talk about the deadpool movie im doing the deadpool movie i like andries my man so i let you see my movie deadpool movie i hope you like it andries you and me are friends now now see deadpool in theatres 2011 see ya,