Will a Deadpool movie be green lit if the video game is a success?
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Maybe you've heard of Wade Wilson but if you've seen the movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you have seen Wilson/Deadpool in his worst incarnation yet. Played by actor Ryan Reynolds, fans of Deadpool—also known as "The Merc With a Mouth"—were not happy with the big screen version of him. However, this was not Reynolds' fault since he did not write the script or create concept art for how Deadpool would eventually look like in the film. Reynolds' portrayal as Wilson was more or less spot on.
Bottom line, the version of Deadpool seen on the big screen was a massive failure and 20th Century Fox knows this.
Fortunately, Deadpool fans are about to get a video game this summer by High Moon Studios (click right here to check out the game website). A lot hangs on this game and per a source close the situation, a Deadpool solo movie hangs in the balance with this video game release as well. Deadpool's attempt to go completely mainstream, for Marvel, starts with the game and could end with the game if it fails to sell a ton of copies. If a success, per our source, Fox will green light a Deadpool movie.
A Deadpool movie has been in writing development for some time now. Some may remember that back in October 2010, a draft of the Deadpool script was leaked (and then Fox went to nearly every website asking it to be removed). In order for The Daily SuperHero to not anger Fox, all that can be said about the script leak was that it really encompassed the insane personality of Deadpool and in one scene he makes fun of a bad guy who poops his pants due to fear.
Anyway, the importance of the video game is huge and, in theory, the success of the game should be there since Deadpool's fan base has dramatically increased since his debut in 1991. In fact, Deadpool is the most recent "hero" to be created by Marvel who has become a such huge fan favorite in a short amount of time.
If green lit, some may think it will take some time for a Deadpool movie to hit theaters, you're wrong. Director Tim Miller has been attached to Deadpool since April 2011. In October 2012, Miller confirmed that test footage was shot for Deadpool to help get it green lit and show how badass the action can be.
Reynolds has been active in saying he wants to continue to play Wade Wilson/Deadpool but fans need to be patient and go buy the game when it hits shelves first, since it'll help get a Deadpool movie made in the end.
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