When you think superhero movies, you tend to think of budgets that hit some eye-popping figures. $200 million for a production budget alone, let alone double or triple the cost for the marketing budget, are numbers most of has have a hard time fathoming, but have come to expect for tentpole blockbusters.
But for [Deadpool](movie:38663) that won't exactly be the case. In an interview at Sundance with MTV, Ryan Reynolds explained they don't have nearly the budget of other superhero movies...but it's exactly that limited budget that will make the movie great:
It's been a long time, and it's happening the right way and that's all that matters. We don't have the kind of money that most superhero movies do but that's great. Necessity is the mother of invention and that's why we get to make the kind of movie we want to make.
Honestly, I really like the fact they're working with a smaller budget. As Reynolds says, it will force the cast and crew to be more creative, and they won't be stifled with the fear that if they make a bad decision, it will cost the studio a quarter of a billion dollars.
And, as he points out, he's working with good people, and those good people have been lovingly preparing this movie for over a decade:
You've got to just have faith in the people you're working with and have faith in the prep. That's all I'm doing; on this one, the prep's been eleven years.
Deadpool had been languishing in development hell for so long that it felt like an eternity, but even so, it was surprising to hear him say it's been eleven years since its inception. That is a hell of a long time for a movie to be in development. Most others would have walked away from it, which goes to show how dedicated the team behind Deadpool is to bringing it to screen in the right way.
Check out the full interview here:
I don't know about you, but the more I hear about this movie, the more excited I am. I truly think all that time and effort will pay off and we'll finally get the Deadpool movie we've been (not so) patiently waiting for.
What about you?