Deadpool. You love him, you hate him, or you just have no idea as to who he is. If you're one of the people who falls under the category of not knowing who he is, then change that! You won't be disappointed. Deadpool has had a long run through the film making process. With his first live action debut in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- many soon doubted that a faithful Deadpool onscreen adaption would ever happen. But around August of 2014, the official test footage leaked across the web and the people made their voices heard. Shortly after, a Deadpool film was announced by 20th Century Fox, and it should be rolling into theaters around February of 2016 if all goes according to plan.
Now, with the falling and the now rising of Deadpool's silver screen career, many still ask the question: Is it going to work? And in my opinion, I think that a Deadpool film starring Ryan Reynolds is not only going to succeed, but it will make a mark in the comic book film genre altogether. Here's why:
A New and More Faithful Onscreen Representation
Deadpool. Yes, the Merc with a Mouth, the antihero, whatever you may call him, he's a fan favorite among many, and according to Ryan Reynolds, this isn't going to be the same Deadpool we saw in X-Men: Origins. In fact, Reynold's stated himself that due to the studio not having as big of a budget as many other comic book films, it forces the team to be more creative and give the character more spice to the big screen. Personally, I'm glad that this is the case. Why? Well, it's quite simple, really...
A Great Creative Team
Usually, when a studio has to use more creativity for their film, the finished process turns out very well crafted. Take a look at the Transformers franchise! I mean, if those films didn't have as big of a budget (and a better director), I'm sure that they could actually be watchable. But considering that the Transformers franchise has such a large budget, it causes the team to use more CGI rather than their creative selves. And as we all know, Reynolds is a die hard Deadpool fan, so having him and director Tim Miller use a little bit of their imagination is ultimately a great thing.
The Test Footage
The test footage. Yes, the test footage may have been created over six years ago, but that still proves the point that Reynolds and Miller know what they're doing when it comes to bringing the Merc with a Mouth into live action. Although the test footage was rated PG-13, it still held the essence of the character and felt like something you'd see in a Deadpool movie. I got absolutely giddy when I saw that test footage because it shined a light on something much better than us, as fans, have gotten in the past. I always dreamed of seeing Deadpool on the big screen, talking to the audience while cracking jokes as he beats the baddie's skulls in; and that test footage gave us exactly that. The only difference between the test footage and the finished product will be that the finished product won't all be in CGI, which, like I had stated before, is a great thing.
It Will Be in No Way Similar to the X-Men: Origins' Deadpool
We can forget about this horrible, train wreck of an adaption. Look, Reynolds only took the role in X-Men: Origins because he thought it'd be his only chance to play Deadpool on the big screen. You can tell in the interviews that he's not happy with the outcome of the film, and he definitely knows that we're willing to let all of that go if he proves himself worthy in his upcoming solo debut. He's said in numerous interviews that they're trying to make this film as faithful to the source material as they can, and that this new incarnation of Deadpool will have absolutely nothing to do with the X-Men: Origins Wade Wilson -- thank God!
Wolverine Might Be in It
It's been speculated that Wolverine is going to make in appearance in the film, but let's face it, whenever something from a comic book film is speculated nowadays, it usually ends up being true -- most of the time. Reynolds stated that the only thing stopping them from making it happen is scheduling differences between Jackman and himself, but hey, they can very well find a day to film the scene and make it happen. Just think about it for a second, Deadpool and Wolverine fighting on the big screen -- Deadpool cracking jokes as Wolverine stabs him. Gah, that'd be pretty damn awesome.
So, what do you think, Deadpool fans? Are you more soothed to know that Reynolds is trying his absolute best to not disappoint the fans again, or do you still have your doubts about the movie as a whole? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!