At last week’s Amazing Arizona Comic Con, it appears that Rob Liefeld let a little cat out of the bag about the progress of the much-hoped for Deadpool movie. We don’t know if what he said was BS or the truth. What we do know is that Ryan Reynolds wants to play the role but hasn’t officially signed on yet. Could it have just been stunt footage that he saw? Is it possible that Reynolds has already donned the real Deadpool costume to see how he might look in what could be the first R Rated movie from the X-Men franchise?
Here is what the Levi’s 501 loving comic book artist had to say:
They’ve got a great director on the movie, they’ve got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that’s Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people’s faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you’ve got what would amount to the first R Rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R Rated.
They may or may not have wanted to shoot eight minutes to see how it would play. And all I can tell you, it’s close. It’s closer that it’s even been to going, or going Naaah, that’s too scary a proposition to make a R Rated Deadpool movie.”