Deadpool Movie: Creator Rob Liefeld Teases "Blow Your Mind" Test Footage
01.15.12 by BJSprecher
Despite the fact that Fox's X-Men guru, Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer of every one of the studio's X-Men movies going back to X-Men in 2000, said as recently as September that a solo Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds was still in the works and that it would be "violent, and outrageous, and funny" and "redeem" the character after his mis-use in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it has become to seem doubtful that the project will ever come to fruition, especially in light of the troubles the studio has been having getting The Wolverine into production.
Well, despair not, true believers, because none other than the creator of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld, coyly teased at the recent Amazing Arizona Comic Con that he "may or may not have seen" eight minutes of Deadpool test footage and that what he "may or may not have seen" includes Deadpool in his iconic black-and-red costume dishing out enough violence and humor that it "would blow your mind if you saw it."
They’ve got a great director on the movie, they’ve got a great script. I may or may have not have seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and you go, 'Holy crap,' and that’s Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people’s faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you’ve got what would amount to the first R-rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R-rated. ... They may or may not have wanted to shoot about eight minutes of the movie to see how it would play. And all I can tell you is, it’s close. It’s closer than it’s ever been to going [into production], or going, 'Nah, that’s too scary a proposition to make an R-rated Deadpool movie.'
If you're interested in hearing more from Liefeld about Deadpool, watch the entire 50-minute convention video.
The Deadpool screenplay was written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Tim Miller, founder and owner of the Academy Award-nominated visual effects, animation and design firm Blur Studio (Tomb Raider, Halo Wars and Star Wars: The Old Republic video games, Avatar), is attached to direct.