Ryan Reynolds Talks Green Lantern & Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds latest movie, The Voices, hits February 6th.
With Reynolds doing press rounds for the film, he has also been talking Deadpool.
Now Reynolds compares working on the Green Lantern movie to Deadpool in that when he started GL, there wasn't even a script, but for Deadpool, it's already ready and leaked online (via Yahoo).
Well, script. When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script, because the script didn’t exist. I’m not complaining about it — it was an opportunity of a lifetime, and if I were to go back and retrace my steps, I would probably do everything the exact same way. But script, that’s what’s different on this one.
We’ve had a script for three years. The script got leaked, and people even loved that. That says a lot — if you can create a script around a comic-book character that is directly within the canon of the character and be embraced. That’s a huge step in the right direction. I’ve since learned that a lot of superhero movies don’t really have a fully functioning draft of the screenplay ready until they’re already well into shooting.
Reynolds also lets it be known the reason Deadpool was recently green lit was because of the leaked Deadpool footage.
I was excited, because you can look back at an email chain from all of us, the core group involved in Deadpool, saying “We should leak this, f—-,” like three years ago. Saying, “Hey, if this thing is going to stagnate, one of us should just say ‘Whoops, I slipped it online by accident.’” And nobody seemed to want to nut up and do that, myself included. Someone did it for us, years later, when we all completely assumed it was dead in the water.
Now, we get to make the movie. We don’t get to make it with the budget of most superhero movies, but we get to make it the way we want to make it, so that’s even more exciting than having a catered lunch.
Deadpool has a February 12, 2016 release.
Watch the Deadpool test footage: