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After years of languishing in development hell, 20th Century Fox has finally decided to move forward with a Deadpool movie. Long expected to be a low-budget R rated outing full of violence and foul language, a new report backs up claims from July that this version will be rated PG-13, and that's the reason behind it finally getting made.
It was long assumed that Fox was struggling with their decision to make Deadpool PG-13 or R. It is being reported now that the only reason director Tim Miller got the go-ahead from the studio was because writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were able to find a way to make the film PG-13 without losing its dark tone and sense of humor. The film will definitely push PG-13 to the edge.
Meet the Movie Press explains the situation on their latest episode:
"I heard from the director that they finally figured out the script, »
After languishing for several years in development hell, 20th Century Fox finally gave the green light to a Deadpool movie yesterday, just a few months after test footage shot three years ago leaked and was praised by the fans.
Newsarama managed to catch up with Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld, who offered the following statement about the movie adaptation finally moving forward, praising the work of director Tim Miller, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and star Ryan Reynolds.
"I am absolutely beyond thrilled that Deadpool has been officially announced! I'm thrilled for Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds as well as all the guys at Blur Studio! This is a tremendous achievement for them! Rhett and Paul wrote a brilliant, and I don't throw that word around loosely, a brilliant script! Audiences are going to go on the ride of their collective lives with this film as they envisioned it! »
After years of gestation, Fox has finally given the green light to a “Deadpool” movie, presumably starring Ryan Reynolds as the eccentric superhuman mercenary. Now, the Marvel comic book character's creator Rob Liefeld is promising ticket buyers the ”ride of their collective lives.” “I'm thrilled for Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds as well as all the guys at Blur Studio! This is a tremendous achievement for them! Rhett and Paul wrote a brilliant, and I don't throw that word around loosely, a brilliant script! Audiences are going to go on the ride of their collective lives with. »
- Greg Gilman
The Deadpool movie has become a Holy Grail for a certain kind of High Nerd comic book fan. While Hollywood has cycled through the A-list superheroes, rebooting the Batmen and the Supermen and the Spider-Men and even finally figuring out how to create a Hulk that people don’t actively despise, the lesser-known-but-aggressively-beloved merc with a mouth has been locked in development hell. The prospect of a Deadpool movie always seemed promising. Over the last couple decades, the character has transformed into a meta-hilarious anti-hero, breaking the fourth wall and angrily deconstructing the tropes of superherodom. Attached star Ryan Reynolds »
- Darren Franich
Team Pool needs your official 'vote' of support. Let's break the internet. Retweet if you would buy a ticket to the Deadpool Movie.. Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) August 7, 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, if you clap your hands and wiggle your toes enough, Fox will make a Deadpool movie. At least that's the theory held by Deadpool and Zombieland co-writer Rhett Reese, who is single-handedly launching his own grassroots campaign, seen above, to get Fox to smell the roses and start telling the story of Wade Wilson. It's not like he's asking for your money. Just click and support the guy's cause. Reese's cause is simple: Fox owns a property beloved by fans, and they're currently doing absolutely nothing with it. It'll cost a pretty penny, but Fox isn't making three Avatar sequels in a row for nothing, right? The Reese and Paul Wernick-scripted Deadpool was teased a little »
Fans of Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth were given a treat last week when some concept footage for the long-rumoured solo movie for Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool arrived online, which had been produced by Tim Miller and his VFX company Blur Studio back when Fox was first giving consideration to the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off.
As we all know, the footage was infinitely better than the utterly forgettable incarnation of Deadpool we got in X-Men Origins, and now screenwriter Rhet Reese – who penned the script for the movie back in 2010 with his writing partner Paul Wernick – is asking for your help to finally bring Deadpool to the screen, with Reese posting the following to Twitter in an effort to lobby Fox into giving the film the green light:
Team Pool needs your official ‘vote’ of support. Let’s break the internet. Retweet if you would buy a ticket to the Deadpool Movie. »
- Gary Collinson
Deadpool sounds like one of the greatest comic book films that's never been made. There's an audience for it and that was made abundantly clear when test footage was leaked showing the titular anti-hero in action via some nifty special effects and a performance from the Ryan Reynolds we all know and love (not this Green Lantern/R.I.P.D. bullshit). There's a lot of hurdles in the way of getting a Deadpool flick that'll do the character justice, but writer/producer Rhett Reese is calling out »
- Sean Wist
Rhett Reese, one of the writers on the Deadpool script that was connected to the recently leaked footage (click here for That story) has tweeted a behind the scenes photo for the motion capture session used to turn Ryan Reynolds into the Merc with a Mouth.
— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) August 1, 2014
Once again, this movie is dead, but the more we talk about it, the faster we get it...right?
All I know is this is so much better than how Ryan Reynolds played the character last time:
Earlier this week, test footage from the comic book adaptation Deadpool leaked online, which was later confirmed to be real by the character's creator, Rob Liefeld and released in high definition just a few days later. Today, screenwriter Rhett Reese, who is working on the script with his Zombieland and G.I. Joe Retaliation writing partner Paul Wernick, released a behind-the-scenes photo from the set, featuring Ryan Reynolds wearing a motion capture suit. Check out the photo below, then read on for more details.
— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) August 1, 2014
Deadpool has been in development for quite some time, with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick signing on to write the script way back in January 2010. Tim Miller is attached to direct, but it still isn't clear when this may go into production, after so many years of being stuck in development. »
Earlier this week, test footage for the proposed Deadpool movie debuted online and was quickly pulled down by 20th Century Fox. In light of its disappearance, screenwriter Rhett Reese, who co-wrote the film's script with Paul Wernick, has revealed a behind-the-scenes image from when the test footage was shot. Captioned with "Behind the scenes at the #Deadpool test. Ryan Reynolds wearing his black pants," you can check it out below! »
Those of us who were online at the right time earlier this week were lucky enough to see the leaked footage of the test reel for a potential Deadpool movie that director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick put together with Ryan Renyolds. The footage has been around for awhile, and it's even leaked in better quality, but the timing after Comic-Con was perfect, and hopefully it showed 20th Century Fox just how keen people are to see the smart ass character hit the big screen without having his reputation sullied and his mouth sewn shut. Now we get a different look at the rest reel with a behind the scenes photo. Here's the behind the scenes photo from the Deadpool test reel set, posted from Rhett Reese's Twitter: Behind the scenes at the #Deadpool test. Ryan Reynolds wearing his black pants: pic.twitter.com/rpEvTphzqT »
- Ethan Anderton
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation to the detriment of no one. Because there are spoilers, maybe, but that’s part of the fun!
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This Week: An argument for DC winning Comic-Con, New Taxonomy of Scoopage, got no strings on, and Wtf is there a Deadpool movie again?!
DC V. Marvel: Dawn of JustUsCaringAboutThis
San Diego Comic-Con. It’s the big one, or at least it is sometimes the big one. More and more this event is becoming something catered to the people who are physically there, which is fantastic. As someone who goes to press conferences for moves and someone who has attended Comic-Con, »
Marvel bad boy Deadpool’s foul mouth, violent tendencies and fourth-wall-breaking disobedience might have made him a favorite among comic book fans, but these things have also unfortunately damaged his chances of getting his own movie from Twentieth Century Fox. Ryan Reynolds (who played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is raring to go, as is director Tim Miller, but Deadpool is still waiting on a green light from the studio. The delay has been made all the more frustrating by the fact that the script for Deadpool, which was penned by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, leaked online back in 2010 and was generally well received by fans. Four years later and the script still hasn’t been ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Update: A new, high-quality version of the below clip has hit the web. Check it out right here while you still can!
Deadpool Test Footage in HD by itsartmag
Original: Hey, you! Whatever you’re doing right now, stop immediately and check out the leaked test footage for Tim Miller’s shelved Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds. While it’s an animated bit showcasing the tone and excitement of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s solo film for everyone’s favorite chimichanga-loving comic book hero, the footage is an absolute blast from start to finish, honing in on everything that makes this mercenary such a beloved character. Please, take a look at the footage below, and then let’s discuss why Hollywood needs to act on this property right now!
If you know anything about the character Deadpool, than you understand how mightily »
- Matt Donato
"Great, now could you do it with a little more sarcasm this timec" Some test footage for a Deadpool movie, you know, a spin-off of Ryan Reynolds character from the all-American classic, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is something Reynolds has long fought for over at Fox. Last year Rob Liefeld, a comic book writer, made mention of some test footage for a movie based on the character was shot with Reynolds as the title character -- full suit and all -- with the current attached director Tim Miller. Now that footage has been leaked online in handheld, shaky camera phone vision. The most recent draft of the screenplay was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and while Miller is currently attached, if this is what they're using to pitch the thing... best of luck. »
- Brad Brevet
While the Deadpool movie appears to be still unable to find a strong foothold at 20th Century Fox, it has been in development for years. Thanks to director Tim Miller, the Merc With A Mouth got closer than other attempts. Along with Blur Studios, he created a short piece of test footage to show how Deadpool might work on screen. A snippet of that leaked recently, but now Miller and co. have officially put it online.Featuring voice and mo-cap contributions from Ryan Reynolds – who has been trying to push the movie forward for years since playing a less-than-successful version of Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – it’s a violent, funny, thrilling piece of 'what if?' filmmaking, one that is almost certain to delight those hoping for a snarktastic, fourth-wall shattering, R-rated take on the wise-cracking superhero.Back in 2013, Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who worked with Miller, »
Above you'll see a small piece of what could have been. It's our first -- and maybe last-ever -- peek at what Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool was supposed to look like. This clip recently surfaced (via Den of Geek and multiple other sites) as a brief test-footage glimpse at what the proposed movie (from first-time director Tim Miller) would have looked like. And the results are... pretty Deadpool-y! If you can recall, Reynolds basically played a beta-version of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As mercenary Wade Wilson, he shows up, cracks some jokes, vanishes for an hour, then returns with a mouth carved shut and new, bizarre abilities. Not only was the new Deadpool script not at all related to the previous film, but it openly mocked the character's strange treatment by Fox executives. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Zombieland fame, the project was penned to »
Somewhat inevitably, this may not stay online for long, but test footage for the long-mooted Deadpool movie has popped up on the internet. This is material put together by director Tim Miller back in 2012, who did so to help pitch the film to besuited executive types. Thus far, those besuited executives have not given Deadpool the green light. They have presumably eaten some expensive sandwiches and stuff though.
The footage features Ryan Reynolds, who has long been linked with the title role. Last we heard, a screenplay was in place from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and Miller was still involved in the project. The plan was to make it relatively low budget, so as to get an R-rated comic book movie through the studio system.
While we wait for further progress, here's the footage that's appeared. »
Anyone familiar with the character of Deadpool knows that version that ended up on screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was an abomination. As bad as he was, it had nothing to do with the actor portryaing him, Ryan Reynolds. So when talk of a Deadpool movie featuring Reynolds, based on a screenplay buy Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) that brought the 4th wall breaking charchter to life just as he is in the comics, it was reason to get excited. (Like this footage, that script also leaked years ago and is still fairly accessible online.)
The script, that everyone loved, had one issue in the minds of Fox studio heads, it was an R rated superhero movie. They commisioned a screen test using the opening scene of the film. Reynolds came in for the motion capture and recorded the dialog. The test footage has just come online (for now »
- Chris Connors
The R-rated superhero movie is kind of the Holy Grail nowadays, with the superhero genre at the height of its popularity. As studios aim to find new ways of adapting the various comic book properties, fans are eager to see one of the big dogs—Marvel Studios, Warner Bros./DC, and 20th Century Fox—take a leap of faith and greenlight a more adult-geared adaptation. One such property that was essentially made to break down this barrier is Deadpool, and Fox has been developing an adaptation of the comic for some time with Ryan Reynolds attached to star. The key is finding the right budget to justify an R-rating, which excludes a hefty portion of the traditional target demo for comic book movies. Tim Miller was most recently attached to direct, and he put together a reel of test footage to show executives what a Deadpool movie look like. That footage has leaked online, »
- Adam Chitwood
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