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Already massively over-excited about next year's Deadpool - the Ryan Reynolds-starring reboot of the hugely popular (and hugely violent) Marvel anti-hero with a (hire-able) heart of gold? Welcome to the club. I think there're cookies around here someplace.

Much like with being crushed by a boulder, though, it's the waiting that kills you - and the wait for The Merc With a Mouth's movie return has been a long and hard one already.

All the more reason, then, to celebrate the most recent comments from Ryan Reynolds, a.k.a. Deadpool himself, who revealed to Shortlist that the upcoming movie is set to be almost ridiculously faithful to its comic-book origins:

"I’m incredibly happy about it - we’ve got a director that understands that world, and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That’s the most important aspect: it’s made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that’s the hope."
Pictured: Not the anticipated reaction.
Pictured: Not the anticipated reaction.

Which (assuming that, as seems likely, Reynolds is simply using fanboys as a general term, rather than subtly implying that Deadpool'll be a fangirl-unfriendly movie) seems like pretty fundamentally fantastic news.

After all, if there's one thing Deadpool deserves, it's a truly faithful movie adaptation, with all the meta-references and bizarre (PG-13) violence you can shake a stick at.

Y'know, that, and maybe some love and human kindness, but that ship may well have sailed with all the murdering.

What do you think, though? Will Deadpool keep even the most critical fans happy? Will the likely PG-13 rating hurt the faithfulness of the adaptation? And are there any particular Deadpool moments you'd like to see on screen?

via Geek Tyrant


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