These might be the sweetest words that any comic book fan could ever hope to hear from the mouth of Ryan Reynolds (aside from an apology for Green Lantern). We’ve been reporting on the Deadpool movie a lot lately. There are rumors that test footage has been shot and that the script is now 100% Wade Wilson “Merc With a Mouth” and 0% crappy whatever the hell was in the Wolverine movie. Now we are getting new word on it from Ryan Reynolds during his recent press Junket for Safe House, his new film with Denzel Washington. He even sort of hinted that Green Lantern wasn’t really fun for him to make because of the pressures involved in the budget. Hmm.. I wonder if it was less fun for him to make then it was for me to watch?
“The script, I think, is fantastic. It has been developed even further in the last three months or so. The film has to be rated R, and it has to be done a certain way, it has to do all these things that I am sure can worrisome for the guys cutting the checks for it. So if it’s going to be done, it needs to be done right. It will actually have no connection to the one that was in Wolverine.”
Regarding Green Lantern:
“I have no idea (On the chances of a second Green Lantern). Those movies have huge scale budgets and those kinds of thing. Working in budget world like that is not fun, because you have a lot of investment and outcome. But if we end up doing a Deadpool movie that could be a lot of fun. Having the opportunity to do it rated R would be the budget would have to be down enough where you can afford to take big risks and do most things that superhero movies can’t do yet.”