Ryan Reynolds updates on the Deadpool movie

Exclusive: “It’s like the worst relationship I’ve ever had!”

In the brand-new issue 209 of Total Film magazine, we celebrate all things X-Men, so it’s fitting that we find time for a chat with Ryan Reynolds, who played Wolvie’s one-time nemesis, Deadpool.

Inside the issue (which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad), we chat with the R.I.P.D. star about the ongoing saga of the Deadpool spin-off movie, which has been mooted ever since he played Wade Wilson in X-Men: Origins - Wolverine. The film's had a script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and Tim Miller is attached to direct.

For now, here’s a snippet of what Reynolds had to say about the status of the Merc with a Mouth’s spin-off movie…

“That movie is alive and kicking, and then it’s dead as a doornail. Then it’s alive and kicking and then it’s dead… it’s like the worst relationship I’ve ever had!”

“The character knows he’s a comic-book character, he knows he’s in a film, he knows who the executives are at the studio making the movie,” Reynolds explained. “In the current iteration of the script, Deadpool is aware of the Wolverine movie. He doesn’t say anything disparaging about it but he does at one point play with the Deadpool action figure with some curiosity.”

R.I.P.D. opens in the UK on 20 September 2013, after opening in the US on 19 July 2013.

For much more from Reynolds on Deadpool, R.I.P.D. and comic-book movies, pick up issue 209 of Total Film magazine, which is out now!

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Are you still holding out hope for the Deadpool movie? Drop your comments below…


    • Hadouken76

      Jul 6th 2013, 13:33

      Ryan was more suited to this role than Green Lantern, he was the best thing about XMO: Woiverine. Which made the idea of giving no mouth at the end even more stupid. He's the merc with the mouth, foolish hollywood.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 6th 2013, 15:13

      If it's not a hard R fans won't be interested.

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    • Mattsimus

      Jul 6th 2013, 19:54

      God lets just get this movie made already!, loved him in origins... In fact he was the only thing I liked about origins, apart from Liev / sabre tooth! How green lantern got made n this didn't yet is beyond me.

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    • FBJRider

      Jul 7th 2013, 20:39

      If the film is anything like the game then they can have my money now.

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    • davidpaskalik

      Jul 14th 2013, 3:54

      think about ryan reynolds as lone ranger,with or without jp,?!coulda been a franchise?!!

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