We caught up with Ryan Reynolds to talk Wolverine & the stand alone DeadPool Movie! This past weekend we caught up with Ryan Reynolds to talk to him about his upcoming film X-Men Origins Wolverine. He was doing press for Adventureland and was nice enough to answer some questions about his role as Deadpool. He told us its a role that he has been looking forward to playing for a long time;
That character is something that I've sort of been mentioning for a long, long time, the character in the comic book – 'Deadpool' – even mentioned me playing him. So I think in some weird way it was a little bit destined. But I love that character. I love that franchise. I love that whole vibe so I was happy to jump in there and do it.
One of the most common questions comic book fans have is whether or not the actor has taken the time to research the role. By research we of course mean, did you read the comics? In Ryan Reynold's case he not only has read them but read them a while ago... not just for the role.
I've read them before. I read the 'Deadpool' series back in the '90's. I'm not like a huge comic book reader, per say, though. I'll check out 'Archie' when I'm in the grocery line, but that's about it.
As far as the feel of the film and the storyline Ryan tells us pretty much what we already knew. Its going to be intense, explosive and over the top with tons of mutant mayhem.
Movies like this, you have a lot of big personalities in one room and you think, 'That's going to be combustible –' but it was just the opposite. I look at it as an ensemble really. There was a whole schwack of people in there with heavy, heavy storylines that they're trying to pack into this one movie. It was shockingly chummy set.
Everyone was really kind of into what they were doing and because of that it was like this bonding experience, I think, to a certain degree. The action sequences are amazing. I'd never done anything on that scope before. I've done a couple of action movies but not like this. So it was pretty wild.
Ryan said that Hugh Jackman ( plays Wolverine ) is a great guy to work with and being on set was obviously alot of fun for Ryan. Hugh is known in the industry as a 'nice guy' and pairing him with Ryan Reynolds in Wolverine is in my view a fantastic match. Ryan was the one saving grace in Blade Trinity and getting to see him as DeadPool is going to be fantastic. The last thing we touched on with Ryan was on the rumored upcoming Deadpool movie. Unfortunately its just that, a rumor, but a rumor with some legs.
These things work pretty slowly as they go. I've had a couple of people approach for meetings about a 'Deadpool' movie, but I think it's absurd to even think that way until this movie comes out and I don't even look at it like I play Deadpool in that movie. I really think that I'm more or less playing Wade Wilson, obviously and then I'm playing the creature that will eventually become Deadpool. But in this movie it's sort of his newly formed version.
Ryan also talked about the 'rumored' reshoots of the movie which were circulating the web a few months ago when the crew went back to vancouver for reshoots. Ryan says that his role was always intended to be small but that because of other film projects he had to do most of his scenes after the film was shot;
I initially started out as just a cameo and they added a little bit more, but for the most part it's definitely Hugh's movie. It also has an ensemble feel, too. There's also a lot of guys in it. There are a lot of characters and they've added a bunch of mutants that the fanboys really love. But I initially jumped in there because I had to go shoot 'Proposal' and this other movie called 'Paper Man' while they were shooting 'Wolverine'. I was committed to those already when they approached me for the role. I just said, 'Look, if you can make it work make it work.'
Then we ended up going on and doing additional photography at the end of 'Wolverine' because I still hadn't shot the lion share of what I was supposed to shoot. A lot of people thought they were adding more scenes because they added more Deadpool, but it was just a function of me finishing the movie that I wasn't able to complete yet.
Look for Sheilas complete interview with Ryan Reynolds later in the week and keep it here for more on X-Men Origins: Wolverine! Below you can checkout the trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Its fantastic!