Ah, the Deadpool movie, one of those comic book movies that everybody wants to happen but never will. Destined to exist only in very-easily-attainable-online script form forever. Well… I say only.
Even though 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine completely dropped the ball on fan-favorite character Deadpool in almost every way possible, there was one thing they got right – Ryan Reynolds. So when producer Lauren Shuler Donner started talking about how they got it wrong and wanted to give the character another shot, she was adamant about keeping Reynolds.
Zombieland‘s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired to write the (pretty great) script and Tim Miller (a visual effects artist on a shit-ton of movies of varying quality, but all with fantastic effects) was given a shot at the director’s chair.
In 2012 he made a short CGI scene as a piece of test footage to show studio execs and potential financial backers the tone of the film, something no one would have even known about had Rob Liefeld not mentioned it at last year’s San Diego Comic Con. We all thought we’d never see it. But today some hero leaked it onto the internet.
It’s pretty damn perfect.
And if we’re honest, it’s totally PG-13. I know I’ve said this before, but fanboys (and the filmmakers) are way too obsessed with this movie (and many others) needing to be R-rated. Out of Deadpool’s entire publishing history, only 19 issues have been under the Max umbrella, meaning everything else is Marvel’s PG-13-ish standard.
Just a quick poll, despite Fox pulling this thing down like a game of Whack-a-Mole, is it just me or does anyone else think this was leaked intentionally to gauge reactions/create buzz/show that there’s interest?