‘Deadpool’ Script Review Is Extremely Positive

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

Deadpool movie Deadpool Script Review Is Extremely Positive

Cinema Blend has gotten their mitts on the most recent draft of the Deadpool movie screenplay by Zombieland writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and their reaction can be summed up as follows: this film needs to be made, now.

Both director Robert Rodriguez and star Ryan Reynolds would be hard-pressed to work on Deadpool if 20th Century Fox pushed for production to begin in the near future, but – according to the script reviewer – the comic book flick would be a perfect match for both of these fellows.

Here, in a nutshell, is the gist of the Deadpool script review (NO SPOILERS, we promise):

“In it’s best moments, [reading the 'Deadpool' script] is like reading ‘Van Wilder’ meets ‘Kill Bill’, a genius mix of insane dark comedy and ridiculous over the top violence the likes of which we’ve never seen in any other superhero movie before… With the right director and Reynolds in the lead, this script has the potential to be the ‘Dark Knight’ of R-rated superhero movies.”

The reviewer also offers assurance that everything fans love about the Deadpool character has been included in the script – his non-stop motormouth, penchant for breaking the fourth wall, and utter disinterest in doing the right thing are all very much intact.

What of Deadpool’s appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine? According to the review, “it’s as though the character of Deadpool exists in a world where ‘Wolverine’ is a movie that he’s seen, and hates.” The Deadpool script reportedly contains numerous references and digs at both the Wolverine spinoff and the celebrity of Hugh Jackman himself.

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One potential issue the reviewer does raise with the Deadpool movie script is that the titular character remains masked for the majority of the time, due in no small part to his heavily scarred and gruesome appearance. The screenplay reportedly contains numerous flashbacks to Deadpool’s past, which would allow Reynolds – or any photogenic leading man, for that matter – to actually show his face in the movie, but that might not be enough for uneasy studio officials.

For more details on the Deadpool screenplay – including information about how the film would fit into the universe of other Marvel movies and how the script references subjects ranging from Caddyshack to the evil nature of IKEA – check out the full review.

Will Rodriguez and Reynolds get to make 'Deadpool'?

The combination of Reynolds and Rodriguez seems like the ideal mix for the Deadpool movie – the script review makes it clear that Reynold’s onscreen personality matches the lead character perfectly and that Rodriguez’s sensibilities as a filmmaker are an excellent fit for the material as well. Plus, if Rodriguez were to make Deadpool he would probably have far more creative control and be able to maintain the hard R-rated nature of the project more than most other directors.

For now it looks like Rodriguez and Reynolds won’t be working together on Deadpool in the near future – however if the script reviewer is right, that team-up could be well worth the wait.

Source: Cinema Blend

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  1. “a genius mix of insane dark comedy and ridiculous over the top violence the likes of which we’ve never seen in any other superhero movie before… ”

    So the person writing this has never seen Kick Ass then.

    • it’s different from kick ass.

      imagine a picture of hugh jackmans face stapled to deadpools face. then imagine moving subway car, then imagine putting head out of window into oncoming subway car coming the other way…

    • Kick Ass 2 is being made primarily for the purpose of testing what they can do in super hero movies. If Kick Ass 2 does well enough then a Deadpool movie will be made.

  2. just read the script.. man it was good! no great!! this will be no R rated dark knight though. but it’ll be damn good! this must at least get a 150-200 million budget to pull off the actions sequences! i mean seriously.. the action was like oh my god! haha and all the slow mo if they use it, maybe the new superman director could’ve done justice to this.. this needs a director that can handle real action! and yes, Reynolds must play this part no doubt. i hope this gets a 2013 release :) i doubt earlier

    • Please, I beg of you, PLEASE tell me where you found it!

  3. I honestly can’t imagine anyone other than Ryan Reynolds playing Deadpool. I’m not saying I haven’t tried, I literally just can’t imagine it. My favorite part of the entire Wolverine movie was when Reynolds was in the elavator with everyone (and right after)
    As for the rating, this is one of those movies you hear about and just assume it’s gonna be rated R until you hear otherwise (or even just people discussing it) It would be an extremely stupid move to make it PG-13 and just hope that everyone going has never read an actual Deadpool comic.

  4. Reynolds isn’t going to do this, it’s got nothing to do with how good the script is, he simply won’t have time. If Green Lantern is a success, and I think it will BR, they’ll shoot back to back sequels, and also, he’s a hugely in demand actor, once GL comes out, even more in demand.

    Here’s an alternative. Reynolds plays the flashbacks, does a few weeks shooting, and voices the character? Have someone like Ray Park do the actual performance?

    • yeah but i think that Reynolds might do this before green lantern 2.. if they get moving on this project they might shoot.. next summer? and green lantern wont shoot until 2012 maybe? he said this is a passion project, so i think that he wants to do this a lot. hopefully he’ll have the time, but the dudes got a lot going on! haha

      • That’s possible but Reynolds could easily have other commitments next year, he’s been a rising star for a while, I’d like him to do this because it would be cool but I’d rather have more Green Lantern flicks :)

        • yeah i bet green lantern is going to be awesome! really looking forward to it :) but have you read the script? i finished it a while ago and while it may not be super good, the action and comedy was amazing! haha i sat there laughing and i was so caught up in it! unfortunately he probably have many commitments next year, so unless hes willing to drop them this will either go with someone else or it will be put on hold.

        • he should have made plans to just clear all film scheduling till Deadpool got made if he was that “dedicated” to it as he said he was/is

  5. Let’s just hope Ryan Reynolds makes the right decision so this movie can actually get made already

  6. So Green Lantern (Actor) + Spy Kids (Director) + Zombieland (Writer) + Disney (Theoretical Distributer) = Deadpool? Hmm I question the logic but I was never good at math

  7. Sounds great

  8. Why don’t they release a small 10 minute movie clip of it’s style on a cable channel and see what the audience really things of it using nielson ratings (or something like it?

  9. We all know RR’s distinct voice. Putting him in a mask for the whole movie is not going to be a problem.