It's not a secret that fans of comic book Deadpool were not happy with the red-suit-wearing mercenary's appearance in the film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," specifically with how he was characterized. Now that the Merc with a Mouth is finally starring in his own origins film, Ryan Reynolds opened up about his own thoughts about that 2009 stint.
In an interview, Reynolds admitted that he already knew fans would not be happy about Deadpool's appearance in the "Wolverine" film because the character was radically changed and his mouth was sewed up. Of course, who wouldn't be disappointed? "Deadpool" is known for being a smart-mouthed anti-hero and it was taken from him.
Some may know that Reynolds had already been committed to the role of "Deadpool" even before the Wolverine origin film came out but the project was scrapped, so to see the character go up in flames even with just a short appearance was frustrating for the Canadian actor. However, he decided to still take up the role as Wade Wilson because it would have been given to another actor otherwise.
"It was a very frustrating experience... [Origins] came along and it was sort of like, 'Play Deadpool in this movie or we'll get someone else to.' And I just said, 'I'll do it, but it's the wrong version. Deadpool isn't correct in it," he recalls.
Seven years later, Reynolds finally got to correct, well, everything. Not only did he finally get to wear the red suit and throw out line after line of Deadpool's retorts, he got to play his long-time dream role. Of course, he wanted to protect his dream role and his vision for the film so Reynolds pushed for it to be shot in Vancouver, his hometown, so that they have access to state-of-the-art facilities without breaking the budget.
"We got tax breaks to get the movie done the way we wanted to get it done," he reveals.
"Deadpool" himself is candid about the poor way his character was shown in 'Wolverine" so he took a dig at it in his Australia Day video- all in good humor, of course.
"Deadpool" is out in cinemas on Feb. 12.