Deadpool sat down to talk to GQ about his upcoming role as Ryan Reynolds.
He describes his role in the film as “funny and acerbic and a little bit of a head case. But he’s also not trying to be liked. He’s intentionally trying to annoy everyone.” So, it can be said that DP has been pretty excited to suit up and go out and annoy everybody in the film.
His previous roles in the “superhero” world such as Green Lantern and X-Men Origins: Wolverine have been viewed as flops on the big screen, so it would be understandable for him to be a bit reluctant to go back to superhero movies. He commented about his hesitancy:
“A little bit. But Deadpool was different because there wasn’t a big budget attached to it. There was not a tremendous responsibility to meet some kind of bottom line. Those kinds of superhero movies when you are out front, there’s a vast and quite frightening budget attached to them. This one had a super reasonable budget, and it was subversive and a little bit different, and to me a little refreshing in the comic book world. But you always have trepidation. When you are out front you have trepidation.”
When asked about the struggle to make this movie happen he breathed a sigh of relief as he told GQ about the first day of shooting:
“Like, we started rolling, and I was like, ‘No, no hold on.’ We went in the other room and we huddled up: ‘We’re making this movie! We’ve been trying to get this movie made for six fucking years, and here we are. We’re doing it right now. Just remember this second. Just take a moment to be thankful for that.’ And then we all went out and just started shooting and dicking around and had some fun.”
It was sort of an emotional turning point in production where they could relax and focus on making a great movie.
He also tackled the question of “Is the “superhero” genre becoming exhausted to viewers?” Reynolds went on to explain that Deadpool is going to be a success because it stands alone from the recent superhero movies, and connecting with fans on a personal level. The character is very relatable to the average wisecracking fan watching their favorite superhero movies and commenting along the way…
The wisecracking Reynolds portrayed by Deadpool will hit the theaters February 12th 2016