For a very long time, it didn’t appear as if Deadpool was ever going to happen. After completely dropping the ball on the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fox were for understandably reluctant to pull the trigger on the Merc with the Mouth getting his own movie. As a result, the more Ryan Reynolds talked about it as years passed, the less likely it seemed it was ever going to happen.
Thankfully, Wolverine’s first terrible solo movie won’t be the last memory we have of the character, as some leaked test footage ensured that Fox had no other choice than to give the people what they wanted, and that is a proper Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Whether the R-Rated release will be a hit remains to be seen, but if anyone appreciated the significance of getting the chance to make it, it’s Reynolds.
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Perhaps then, that explains why he decided to steal his Deadpool costume from the set of the movie:
“I loved wearing [the suit] and I have run away with one. I’ll probably get into trouble for saying that, but I’ve waited 10 years to do this movie so I’m leaving with a f***ing suit.”
The actor then went on to explain how it feels to finally see Deadpool become a reality, and he touched on how having a much lower budget (because of that R-Rating) was ultimately beneficial.
“Sometimes the long game pays off. I never thought it would come to fruition, it’s been an uphill battle but there was such an appetite for that character on screen. We did it with a relative pittance compared to most superhero films, but it really allowed us to explore the character. When you see the movie, you would think it’s a $150 million film, but actually it’s not at all.”
The movie may seem like a risk, but earlier this year, Kingsman: The Secret Service opened in a similar slot to Deadpool and went on to gross over $400 million, so there’s really no reason why this can’t do the same. Let us know your thoughts on that below, and don’t forget to check out the ten characters we most want to see in the Deadpool sequel by clicking here.