Ryan Reynolds just shared his thoughts on his other upcoming comic book movie, Deadpool, calling it a "nasty piece of work." So does this mean the movie is still on?
Three bits of good news, courtesy of Hero Complex. First, it sounds like the Deadpool movie is still alive. Or at least, Reynolds is trying to keep Deadpool alive by doing interviews with the LA Times. He never really says it's 100% happening — but at least it's on his mind and he's got Green Lantern and many other projects also on his plate.
Second, we won't be subjected to the horrifying version of Deadpool presented in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, and, yes, there will be fourth-wall breaking:
"It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It's a nasty
piece of work. It's just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It's like Barfly if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral. [...] It's so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that."
And finally, Reynolds demonstrates a love for the character beyond appreciating his wacky personality:
"He's the funniest guy you'll ever meet, too, and for me that's exciting but it's not as hard as capturing that moral flexibility, which is so important. He hasn't really experienced the full spectrum of human emotion the way most people do."
All good news, but still no confirmation about a director - Robert Rodriguez's name has been tossed out again and again - or a timeline. Let's hope this is all straightened out before Reynolds commits to five other projects.