Rob Liefeld Says Deadpool Is A "Pulse-Pounding Adventure"
Fox Studios has given the Deadpool movie the greenlight, which will see Ryan Reynolds reprise as the Merc With The Mouth.
Reynolds recently stated that Deadpool is being done the right way, and now the character's creator, Rob Liefeld, weighs in on the movie.
"I am unable to discuss anything specific to the screenplay but I can tell you that they have created a pulse-pounding adventure with action sequences that I feared would be stolen prior to the film reaching the big screen," Liefeld told Total Film Magazine. "They are that good. I wouldn't champion anything less. This film is unique and will instantly become the defining Deadpool story. This is what all other Deadpool movies will be measured against."
Liefeld also mentions that Ryan Reynolds is perfect for the part.
"Ryan Reynolds has the voice as well as the physicality that Deadpool requires," Liefeld said. "He has that perfect, flippant attitude down pat. His limited role as part of Wolverine's crew in Origins was fantastic. The audience loved him. Then that third act took a left turn and they didn't maximize on Ryan's appeal or Deadpool's potential. I've never wavered in support for Ryan as Deadpool, he's perfect."
Speaking of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, like many of us, Liefeld wasn't a big fan of how Deadpool was portrayed.
"I spoke to a producer who worked on that film - he is no longer associated with the franchise - who felt that Deadpool's role was just to serve as a nemesis for Wolverine. Sewing his mouth shut and putting him in costume was ridiculous, short-sighted and limited the appeal. Thankfully, Ryan championed the spinoff film."
"Deadpool" has a February 12, 2016 release and begins filming this March.
Watch the Deadpool test footage: