Ryan Reynolds Confirms ‘Deadpool’ Costume & Much More!

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

deadpool x men origins Ryan Reynolds Confirms Deadpool Costume & Much More!

Two weeks ago, we reported that the Deadpool film is being designed to follow the comics closely and that Ryan Reynolds is intimately involved with the process. I’m a pretty big X-Men fan… I’m not a big of what’s happened with the latest X-Men movies however. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was disappointing and X-Men: The last Stand before it was terrible in my opinion.

One of the positives that came from the Wolverine solo flick was the introduction of Wade Wilson, played by none other than Ryan Reynolds who did a fantastic job. The character he played was mishandled in terms of the story and he wasn’t in the film long enough, but the thing it did to right, was help introduce him into the film world and open the doors for another spinoff film that would focus on the character.

Shortly after Wolverine’s successful (financially) opening, we learned that the production of the Deadpool film is being fast-tracked by Fox and that Ryan Reynolds seems to be the man in charge – somewhat of a relief after many months of worrying about how the character was to be treated.

Let’s look back at a bit of the history of the live-action adaptation of the character…

In February, the major marketing items for X-Men Origins: Wolverine were finally starting to show-up online as well as some early looks at some of the toys associated with the film. They gave us the first looks at several aspects of the film including how Wade Wilson would appear. This raised the immediate question of whether or not the filmmakers had ruined the character as they did with a few others in X-Men 3. It turns out that they kind of did, just as we expected. However, Ryan Reynolds was absolutely perfect as Wade Wilson in the few early scenes involving the character.

Unfortunately, Reynolds was busy with two other projects while Wolverine was shooting and as a result, his character wasn’t in the film much. This is why they decided to sew the character’s mouth shut after his weapon X augmentation so they wouldn’t need Reynolds to be on set for most of the shooting of the final battle and they instead could use a stunt actor with the same physical build to do the combat scenes. When asked about this in several interviews, Reynolds was clearly happy as can be about finally being able to play the character in a film and introduce him to the franchise in hopes of getting his own movie. He knew the character was different from the comics and he stated his hopes to one day make a Deadpool film translated directly from the comics and done justice on the silver screen.

In March, prior to the opening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds was on the press tour, giving tidbits of information to the many news outlets throwing questions his way. Most of the questions focused in on the possibility of the Deadpool spinoff and asking him about how is character is portrayed in the Wolverine film. From his answers, you could tell he was apprehensive of how Deadpool was written in the film, and he continued to emphasize the point that he’s not playing Deadpool but the thing that will become him later, knowing full well that hardcore fans would not be impressed.

“I’ve had a couple of people approach me about meetings for a “Deadpool” movie but I think it’s absurd to think that way until this movie comes out. And I don’t even look at it like I play Deadpool in this movie. I really think I more or less play Wade Wilson, and I’m playing the creature that will eventually become Deadpool but in this movie it’s his newly formed version….so to speak.”

When asked about the trademark costume and mask as well as the scarring of Deadpool from the comics, Reynolds said:

“Ya, ya. Well, it’s an origin story, so again I don’t consider myself playing Deadpool. I’m the thing that will eventually become Deadpool. But ya, he’s scarred up. You’re gonna see the scars. That’s all in there.”

Again, what is he to do with these questions? He handled it all very well having to confirm that what we saw in the trailers was Deadpool, but not giving too much away. He definitely paid tribute to how the fans would feel about the character’s on-screen incarnation as he is a fan himself.

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  1. For a passion deep as his for Deadpool and the movie, I’m pretty sure he will not disappoint. It’s evident that he will do all that it takes to make sure Deadpool is given justice and portrayed correctly.

  2. I was disappointed that they didnt use the red suit in the movie because that suit is SO COOL! I think this will turn it around.

  3. Reynolds impressed me here. Reminds me of mickey rourke studying his roles. I appreciate the dedication to the role.

  4. Didn’t his head get chopped off in the wolverine film??

    So they are already rebooting the crappy X-Men Origins Wolverine??

    And would he have the stupid cyclops laser eye and katana blade’s coming out of his wrists??

    Boy that movie was awful

    Does every crappy film in hollywood get a reboot a year later now?

    Frankly I’d rather see a Lieb _Sabertooth solo film

  5. I’m warming to the idea, slowly but surely, Reynolds feels like a fan-boy in these interviews.

  6. I appreciate his enthusiasm but it’s not going to be much of an acting job for him is it? His face will be covered with a mask or with makeup most of the time. It will basically be a voice acting job.

    Also this character has never done well on his own as a semi-good guy. He works better as a villain fighting against heroes.

  7. WARNING SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO DIDN’T SEE THE DEADPOOL ENDING.
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    Lord Garth,

  8. “they want to make an authentic ‘Deadpool’ movie; they want to make it as close to the source material as possible”

    lol I really hope no one is buying into this FOX propaganda anymore. I mean just look at the last two Marvel movies from FOX (x-men 3 and wolverine). If anything they *don’t* trust comic material. I really wish FOX would stop destroying Marvel’s franchise films.

    And just look at their next films:

    Magneto: There is absolutely no reason for making this film. There never was an Magneto series or miniseries written in the comics. Only recently, last year, was there a Magneto miniserie and even that wasn’t very popular or successful. I know alot of people are gonna hate me for saying this (even though they know i’m right) but I honestly believe they’re making this film for jews. I mean the story will involve how Eric, a young Jewish holocaust survivor, escapes from a concentration camp, hunts down and kills nazis. And look at this list of jews in charge of the last two films: Brett Ratner (X3 director), Zak Penn (X3 writer), Simon Kinberg (X3 writer), Avi Arad (X3 producer), Lauren Shuler Donner (X3/Wolverine producer), David Benioff (Wolverine writer), Richard Donner (Wolverine executive producer), ..

    I’m not antisemitic or anything like that but when you think about it, making a Magneto movie doesn’t make any sense because it never was successful in the comics. That’s why i’m thinking it’s a “jew-thing” lol. This project is doomed from the start.

    Young X-Men: Was another unsuccessful miniserie in the comics. Why dumb down a franchise by making it a teenage, kid friendly version? As if kids nowadays aren’t smart enough to follow an x-men story.

    Deadpool: This at least has some merit and a fan base from the comics. But with FOX in control? I’d rather not see this.

  9. i hope that FOX Keeps there distance from Reynolds’ Vision of what this Film could Be.
    and i hope there are minimum Flash-Back Containing footage from the W:Origins flik.
    cuz i’m just trying to forget that movie ever happend.
    seriously they Butcherd Gambit along with Deadpool.

    i have faith that Reynolds will let his inner Fanboy shine on the making of this film, and that FoX let him do his thing.

  10. @anakin

    The very fact that you can name off everyone in the movie that is Jewish proves that you have some sort of agenda for or against the Jewish people because it’s obviously important enough for you to actually care who is or who isn’t. Like me, and 99% of people here, I don’t know what religion ANY of them are, nor do I care… I judge their movies purely based on the film itself, and nothing else.

  11. I’m going to take a wild guess and say you’re against. But I’m sure your response will be: “I’m not anti-semitic, I have friends that are Jews.” Yah, I LOVE that reasoning… :-D

  12. I’m not very knowledgeable on the Deadpool character, but how can he become what’s in the comic books if he’s already been introduced as Weapon XI??

    ****SPOILER****I mean he had his freakin’ head cut off and he was still alive at the end! Plus he had a ton of different powers! Beams shooting out of his eyes?
    ***END SPOILER***

    How in the world are they going to get to the comic version, if the per-version is already a perverted version to begin with?

  13. Their claim is that the stand-alone would not really tie-in to the X-Men Origins movie…

  14. Ryan Reynolds is perfect cast for Deadpool and i do trust him. But FOX? BIG BIG NO.

  15. Honestly I would just ignore the entire Wolverine movie completely if they made a Deadpool one.

    At most Deadpool should make a random joke about having a dream where he had all these weird powers and couldn’t speak.

  16. The problem is, and it would be a problem for me, is that I actually LIKED Wolverine. I wouldn’t want them to ignore everything that happened in that film. I know many people didn’t care for it, but I am NOT a comic book purist. I actually enjoyed the film for what it was: a summer action-hero movie.

  17. Well then you can enjoy the Deadpool movie for a summer action flick and not worry about the Deadpool in Wolverine. :-)

  18. Like has been mentioned, I think Ryan Reynolds is the PERFECT Deadpool, and I trust him to want to do it right.

    But let’s be honest here, we’re talking about Fox. What comic fan trusts them?

  19. anakin Wow just wow. I don’t even know exactly how to respond to the insane remarks you made other than wow.

    Andy S not liking Wolverine or liking it has nothing to do with being a comic purist. I’m a comic book fan, but by no means am I a purist in fact there are some changes that I encourage them to make. I don’t want a retelling of a story I’ve already read three or four times. I want an origianl fresh idea. Not to mention I always make the argument that comics are based on alternate realities and the movies are just another dimension or universe if you will. Not being a fan of the Wolverine movie is all about your taste in films for most people. The film had a lot of bad things. Poor character development for everyone even Wolverine. The vast majority of the film was an excuse to blow things up and show off a ripped Jackmen. What little depth or emotion was in the film was skipped over for the most part only given a minute or two to actually take place. Also hardcore fan or not everyone should be pissed about what happened to deadpool even if you have no idea who the character is lol that part of the story was laughable. Some poor CGI and the terrible work with the claws this time around.

    With all that said origins Wolverine was no where near the worst Marvel or DC film hell it wasn’t even the worst Xmen film X3 was much worse. However Wolverine was not great not even good. It was a film that was enjoyable enough to justify watching once.

  20. I agree with Daniel, for once, in my opinion X3 was definitely worse than Wolverine…

  21. We’ve agreed before Ken though not often.

  22. I’ll believe it when I see it..

  23. @ Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar,

    It doesn’t sound like they’re sure yet on how this will tie-in with Wolverine or whether it’ll be separate.

    My bet is that, like all the other planned spinoffs, they will all share the same Fox Universe and that they will somehow get Deadpool from the bonus scene at the end of the movie where he’s still alive to where he should be.

    I don’t know how they’ll get rid of the laser eyes and adamantium though… what a terrible decision to give him that in the film. Could they not have used some other dude to be the villain and not have Deadpool get those specific powers? Perhaps, Wade Wilson could have been one of a few going through augmentations, and he would of just gotten the healing and teleportation whereas Weapon XI could have gotten the adamantium and lasers…

  24. I think what they did to him in Wolverine was terrible, but I think they can get rid of the powers. Something like the augmentations are killing him and maybe a scientist cures him of it. Just make that the backstory with out going in to to much detail or go in to a lot of detail and make the scientist Mr. Sinister.

  25. Or, if they choose to tie it into Wolverine, they could have it so that him having his head chopped off has caused some irreparable damage and he loses some of his abilities or something… I know it seems like a cheap excuse, but still, I’m sure the fans of the comic book will take that just as long as we get the comic book version of Deadpool…

  26. Daniel’s idea sounds really good, I remember seeing something like that done in another movie/tv show or something for the same reason, so a character can kind of “start over” but forgot from where…

  27. Stryker DID rush Deadpool out before the Weapon XI program was completed, so that’s a possible explanation already in place. They could use the decapitation to explain away his optic blasts, and he could rip the blades from his arms to use as swords later in the movie. Seems simple enough, right?

  28. Dont forget Rob, before they “activated” him, the female doctor said that he wasnt 100 percent completed yet. Thats one way they can get rid of his lazorsssss. And for his blades, he can just rip them off :) He’s badass like that

  29. wow Iron Patriot :) Great minds think alike lol

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