Ryan Reynolds has admitted that a proposed Deadpool movie may never see the light of day due to the content of the character.
The actor, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, also compared the Deadpool screenplay to that of Zombieland. Speaking to Empire, he said:
“[The Deadpool script has] got a similar tone [to Zombieland], almost. They wrote it and they developed it as well and, you know, it’s sitting there. You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but it’s about a guy who knows he’s in a movie and knows he’s in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent. And that’s tough to get by a studio.”
Reynolds also claimed that he believes it would be difficult to tie Deadpool into other X-Men movies, saying it would “sully” those films.
“I don’t think you can do that, because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him.”
It is believed that 20th Century Fox are still deliberating on whether to free light the Deadpool screenplay.