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What's Up With That Deadpool Spin-Off?

Published October 16, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respected holders,
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Let me start by stating how happy I am to have Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Deadpool. His character Hannibal King kept me in my theater seat for Blade III -- well that and Biel's ass in leather -- and I am still a Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place superfan. There - I admit it!

While we only got a quick peak at the character in the Comic Con footage for Wolverine, Fox is taking Deadpool seriously.

Deadpool Spin-Off Probable... Maybe

The good people at IESB have caught up with Fox Chairman Tom Rothman to discuss a number of projects including X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While discussing that film it was impossible not to lead into a question about a possible Deadpool spin-off.

IESB: So, we get teased in the Wolverine trailer with Deadpool, he's a fan favorite, another second tier Iron Man-like character, and Ryan Reynolds has been dying to play this guy for years and I think that's why he even did the cameo because he wants a stand alone film. Any movement there?

TR: Yes and no, I mean, Deadpool is an integral part of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we are in the process now, of doing all the CG work to create that character at an A +++ level, that's being done in truly as state of the art fashion as possible...

IESB: Scarring and all?

TR: It will be very rewarding for the fans, let's put it that way. It's a high level endeavor because he figures importantly in the movie, so whether he'll spin off into his own movie, if that's what you're asking, I don't know the answer. We will have to see.

Just hearing that Fox is caring about something is somewhat of a relief. Judging by their recent adaptations, I figured the studio just didn't care about quality properties anymore.

Check out the entire interview with Rothman here.

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