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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Deadpool Movie Finally Gets A Green Light

The studios finally gave in. Possibly, it was the entire geek and internet outcry that made them give in. Fox has now officially declared that the Deadpool movie is a go with Ryan Reynolds at the lead.
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The geek fanbase should be rejoicing now that the Marvel favorite will finally grace the silver screen. All the more reason to celebrate, aside from the fact that Reynolds will play the title role, is that Zombieland writers Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick are penning the script. Deadpool is targeted for a February 12, 2016 release date. Tim Miller will direct the movie. But the bigger question is: Will this Deadpool indeed be made as an R-rated movie?

Any Deadpool fan can tell you that a Deadpool movie can be done right if it was made with an R-rated sensibility. Deadpool may have all the laughs, but he is an extremely irreverent anti-hero. Fans should be happy to know that, indeed, its producer Simon Kinberg acknowledges that aspect of Deadpool, as he quotes in an interview:
“Yeah, it makes sense to me.  Genuinely it’s early phases, early days, but if you’re gonna do a Deadpool movie, I think you’ve gotta do a hard-R, darker movie and he is the perfect character to do it with.”

For now, at least, all your joys may be directed to the fact that this movie will indeed be fast-tracked to get to that target date.

It was pretty obvious that the test footage "leak" was that one piece needed to make the movie a reality, because when that thing leaked, the geek community lost their sh!t and got fever-crazy, many of them thinking that the movie is already a go (yes, many of them were clueless that it was just a test footage).

The after effects of the test footage "leak" was probably the push it needed to convince the studio executives at Fox to give Deadpool the green light.

Check out that test footage "leak"...

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