Though Ryan Reynolds made his first appearance as the anti-hero Deadpool in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, both fans and Reynolds alike, believed the character deserved a movie (or maybe even a franchise) of his own. Recent footage of a test-clip (voiced and motion-captured by Reynolds with the aid of director Tim Miller) was leaked online and went viral in a matter of hours. The footage was meant to be pitched to Twentieth Century Fox.
The clip itself, which was a minute and 45 seconds, was originally shot in 2011 and produced by Blur Studios. It contained footage of Deadpool singing along to Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ and then proceeding to jump onto a car full of criminals while trash-talking in his trademark sarcastic and violent manner. The ‘merc with a mouth’ also breaks the fourth wall by addressing the audience directly — a trait unique to his character and not usually done by other comic book heroes or villains.
Fans have been charged with excitement following the release of the clip as many believe it’s true to Deadpool’s creator, David Liefeld’s vision of the character, and the anti-hero himself has become an internet sensation. Rapidly emerging as one of the more popular comic-book characters, Deadpool’s real name is Wade Wilson, a Canadian that was disfigured in an accident and due to that, suffers from a condition where he cannot fully remember his past.
Reynolds doesn’t believe the attitude his Deadpool carried in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ will be the same as the Deadpool in this new film the team hope to produce. In an interview with Empire magazine he said, “That character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him.”
Fox Studios has still to give Reynolds and Miller the green light to begin production, but fans and ‘Zombieland’ writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are fully behind them. If anything, this recent ‘leak’ has clearly proven the anti-hero deserves more!