Deadpool Still in Development, Says Ryan Reynolds
Posted 08.03.11 by Ryan
For a while, it looked like Ryan Reynolds' packed schedule was going to force the actor to choose between the comic book adaptation of R.I.P.D. and Deadpool, the spin-off from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. No longer. At the premiere of his latest movie, The Change-Up, Reynolds revealed that he won't have to make a cinematic Sophie's Choice between the two.
"No, R.I.P.D. I'm doing next and then hopefully Deadpool," Reynolds told MTV. "It's in development still."
Of course, there's also Green Lantern 2 that could get in the way of 20th Century Fox's Deadpool movie, which was written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and will be directed by visual effects guru Tim Miller. Warner Bros. just decided to move forward with the sequel, though, when asked about the sequel, Reynolds didn't seem to be aware of the decision.
I have no idea [about a Green Lantern sequel], that's not up to me. I don't write those checks. And if I did I certainly wouldn't be standing on a red carpet, I would be sunning myself somewhere.
It doesn't appear that Warner Bros. is "sunning" themselves anywhere, but rather trying to find a way to make an "edgier and darker" Green Lantern 2, which, according to Reynolds, could be about anything. "There are infinite [possibilities for a sequel]," Reynolds said. "70 years of history there, you could go anywhere."
With R.I.P.D. on the way, and Deadpool still alive, that's three potential comic book franchises for Reynolds. A second Green Lantern isn't a sure thing, but Warners is definitely interested. One thing's for sure, Warners likely isn't going to spend $200 million on a Green Lantern sequel like they did with the original.