[Deadpool](tag:38663) is well on its way to going over $800 million, making it the highest grossing R-rated film ever. The success wasn't easy as the project took a while to be brought to the big screen the right way.
We had something that called itself Deadpool in X-Men Origins but luckily we now have the true Merc with the Mouth. The movie was a huge success because it stuck to the source material and it literally felt like Deadpool came straight out of the comic panel onto the big screen. We know how self aware Deadpool is and that was evident in the opening sequence mocking everyone involved including Reynolds himself. It turns out however, this was supposed to be taken a step further in the end sequence as well.
In an interview with The Art of the Title director Tim Miller discussed the ideas that led to the hand drawn end sequence. It turned out that doing the hand drawn end sequence wasn't the first idea that came to mind but rather and Honest Trailer sort of ending. The idea was proposed by his wife Jennifer Miller and creative director Norn Johnson — and here's what Miller had to say about it:
[Jennifer Miller and Norn Johnson] pitched doing our own version of the Honest Trailers, where the guys go in and tell you everything that was wrong with the movie. I loved that idea! We actually wanted to get the guy who does them to do an Honest Trailers version of Deadpool and run it during the titles. I can’t wait until they do one! [laughs]
The idea of Deadpool picking apart his own movie in an Honest Trailer situation is along the lines of what he would do. It's a shame we did not get to see this actually come to fruition as a post-credit sequence. We did however, get something similar though and along the same lines in my opinion. The end sequence was filled with self drawn cartoons from Deadpool himself that did poke fun at the movie. I would still love to see this Honest Trailer done one day but one can only hope.
It seems that we might all get our wish, including Miller, about seeing this idea come true. The Screen Junkies have recently revealed that they are keen on the idea — and not only that but would want Reynolds to do the honors. I believe if Reynolds accepts then this might turn out better than Miller and his team thought. We can only wait and cross our fingers that the Screen Junkies and Ryan Reynolds can team up to bring this to the table.