Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool Will Smash The Fourth Wall

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

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The folks over at Empire caught up with Canadian star Ryan Reynolds at the London press event for his recent comedy The Proposal where he stars alongside Sandra Bullock and got a little update on his Deadpool project.

Deadpool, the quickly greenlit spinoff to this summer’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine is Ryan Reynolds’ dream project where he can finally make what he wished for leading up to his on-screen debut in character as Wade Wilson.


Unfortunately, the character he finally got to play was completely misused by the filmmakers to the dismay of comic fans everywhere but Reynolds was incredible in the few scenes he had as Wade Wilson (the man who later becomes Deadpool).

As you no doubt already know, Reynolds was happy at the opportunity to play the character even though he and the fans knew he wasn’t being utilized well in the movie – this was evident in his many interviews leading up to the film’s release. The good news though is that it led to him getting his own spinoff where he could finally bring to the screen what he and Deadpool fans love about the comics.

He’s already stated that we’ll be seeing the true and complete Deadpool costume from the comics and that the movie will be heavily based on how the character is portrayed in the books. Today, we can report that he’s gone another step forward and confirmed that he will in fact be breaking the fourth wall in the movie.

“Break the fourth wall? Oh yeah, he’s got to. I want to see him break the Great Wall.”

In the books, the mostly-insane Deadpool knows full well that he is a character in the comic book and he communicates directly to them throughout the stories in his infamous yellow dialogue boxes. The “fourth wall” terminology originates from old stage shows where it refers to the imaginary wall facing the audience.

Now we know for sure that in the movie, Reynolds will be talking to us who are watching in our theater seats.

Good! I love the guy and I want him to talk to me. Many others seemingly do as well since Deadpool was voted as the most wanted spinoff/sequel to the Wolverine origins film in a recent poll by MTV. Continue to Page 2 for the second half of this article…

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  1. My oldest memory of Deadpool is where he complains to Black Tom Cassidy (whom he recently beat severely) to quit bleeding on him. Can’t wait.

  2. Breaking the 4th wall could work if its in the form of Fight Club, they broke the 4th wall a couple of times and it worked perfectly.

  3. This should be interesting.

  4. Definitely looking forward to this.

  5. Ryan Reynolds did a great job breakin the 4th wall in Van Wilder, so this is going to be a cake walk for him in Deadpool. Should be fun IF he gets his way, but it’s still FOX folks.:(

  6. They’ll probably have him record all of the dialogue for the “breaking the 4th wall” then cut it all in the final theatrical cut, lol. We’ll have to buy the DVD to get the “commentary mode” lol.

  7. Sounds good to me, and i’ve never even read the comics.

  8. this pleases me, (4 the moment)

    1st off. thank god !
    and 2. i hope FoX keeps there distance from Reynolds and his influance on this film.
    and i wonder if they would bring in Domino ????
    Domino or Typhoyd mary, in a recent post here on SR they said that “StarBuck” from BSG might be play’in mary.

    i hope Domino.
    but its doubtful.

    and we all wish Cable.
    but if they stick to FOX’s continuity then thats not possible, Cuz Cyclops is Dead, therefor he cant have his time-traveling son Cable.

  9. cool

  10. I hope this turns out something like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang where he knows he’s in a movie and will point out all the stupid plot holes/plot twists/stupid cliches, etc.

  11. Josh R I loved Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. That movie is one of my all time faves. I thought it was just brilliant. RDJ and Val Kilmore are brilliant together. I love when RDJ is narrating then talks crap about his narrating skills constantly rewinding and fast forwarding in the story or when he goes off about something and was like “Oh crap I forgot to tell you about the robot.. I hate when people do that” lol. Great movie.

    I use a quote from that film all the time the one where Val asks RDJ if he knew what he would find if it looked up idiot in the dictionary and RDJ goes ” A picture of me” Val says “No the definition for the word idiot which you F***ing are. “

  12. I apologize for the above mentioned geek out moment. Not enough of my friends have Seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang so I don’t get to talk about it enough.

  13. Dont be sorry lol I love the end where he talks about how there is always a happy ending, so he brings back everyone that died lol including Abe Lincoln, wtf??? :)

  14. Reynolds and DeadPool are the same person, I swear. When that character was created in the comics, it was meant for that man! For the little time he was in Wolverine, he was the best side character! He can obviously kick butt in Marvel franchises. Remember Blade 3? He was better than Wesley Snipes and Blade is my second favorite marvel character.

  15. Rofl Oscar yea that part was great. You see people coming back and your like wow everyone then the no name henchmen pop up and you chuckle then theres Honest Abe lol.

  16. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang = Amazing.

    We all need a little more Val Kilmer and RDJ

  17. I agree. I wish it got a chance to be Majorly released Rob. KKBB had a very limited release sadly.

    What was this topic about again ? Lol

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