Reynolds has been involved in a Deadpool movie for a long time and that is a character that is probably best suited for his style. However, it has been in development hell and it is doubtful whether it will ever get made, especially as it would have to be rated R to fit the tone of Wade Wilson.
Reynolds recently spoke about the film and the script by Zombieland’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
[The Deadpool script has] got a similar tone [to Zombieland], almost. They wrote it and they developed it as well and, you know, it’s sitting there. You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but it’s about a guy who knows he’s in a movie and knows he’s in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent. And that’s tough to get by a studio.”
Of course Reynolds did play Wade Wilson (Deadpool’s real name) in the Wolverine movie so would that version be addressed in the new film?
I’ve always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that’s a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don’t know how it would fit though, no. In the current iteration of the script, it doesn’t address ‘Wolverine’ – though it does address Deadpool’s appearance in ‘Wolverine.’ Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in ‘Wolverine.’ He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that.”
I would love for this film to happen, yet I have a sad feeling that it will never see the light of day. Maybe if Reynolds could somehow get a trailer put together to show the studio and the World what it could be like.