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DEADPOOL Test Footage with Ryan Reynolds Lands Online

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:51 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


The R-rated superhero movie is the Holy Grail for studios recently, with the superhero genre at the height of its popularity.  As studios aim to find new ways of adapting the various comic book properties, fans are eager to see one of the big dogs—Marvel Studios, Warner Bros./DC, and 20th Century Fox—take a leap of faith and greenlight a more adult-geared adaptation.  One such property that was essentially made to break down this barrier is Deadpool, and Fox has been developing an adaptation of the comic for some time with Ryan Reynolds attached to star.  The key is finding the right budget to justify an R-rating, which excludes a hefty portion of the traditional target demo for comic book movies.  Tim Miller was most recently attached to direct, and he put together a reel of test footage to show executives what a Deadpool movie look like.  That footage has leaked online, and it is pretty rad.  Reynolds feels perfect for the role, and the tone is spot on.

A bit of background on the status of Deadpool: a script has been written for a while now by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and those who’ve read it (Reynolds included) have had nothing but great things to say.  Again, Fox is in control of the property and continues to develop, but while producers like Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are open to the possibility of an R-rated comic book movie, they always reiterate that it’s a tough gamble.

Deadpool test footage via JoBlo.

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