Yesterday, we brought you an update on the "Deadpool" movie's writer and director search, straight from leading man Ryan Reynolds — and now we have the promised follow-up with the man tagged to bring both the Marvel mercenary and one of DC's most iconic characters, Green Lantern, to the big screen.
"No, there's no Deadpool suit that I've tried on," Reynolds told MTV News when asked if he's had a chance to see himself in the character's familiar red-and-black costume. However, that doesn't mean he hasn't given any thought to other aspects of Wade Wilson's solo debut.
"I've told Fox already that the only way there's ever gong to be a 'Deadpool' trailer is if Deadpool makes his own trailer," he laughed. "He needs to be talking to the movie audience ... with the movie trailer voice: 'In a world... gone mad... one man... must stand alone...'"
All joking aside, Reynolds revealed some of the difficulties he sees the "Deadpool" movie's creative team facing as they adapt stories from the fast-talking mercenary's comics.
"You want to find the best version of what's in the comic books, but like a lot of [characters], Deadpool has one of the more inconsistent narratives," he told MTV News. "It's tough, because the series has been dropped and reopened so many times. You really have to pick and choose so many of the best elements and cobble those together and create the movie of your dreams."
"Oddly enough, I think the suit is the easiest task, " he added. "It's such a cool-looking suit, too. It's just deciding on the material and stuff, but that comes into play once you get a script."
Reynolds also offered up some thoughts on the question many comic book fans are asking these days: Can the actor pull off playing two popular comic book characters in such a short time?
"There's such a vast difference between the characters, and I think people forget that I'm an actor," said Reynolds. "These are roles that just happened to fall under the umbrella of the comic book universe."
"I think there was some concern that I would make Green Lantern some kind of wise-cracking Wade Wilson-type, and that's not the case at all," he explained. "If that's what they wanted, why would I have screen-tested for the movie?"
Even so, Reynolds confessed that pulling double duty as two major superheroes is "stretching me in ways I'd never imagined" — but the fact that he's actually in the position to play these two characters is its own reward.
"With the 'Deadpool' role, I've had a take on that for close to eight years now," he said. "You want to talk about gratifying? The fact that this is even being considered as a franchise right now is truly one of the highlights of my entire career."
"When you've wanted something this long and this badly, to have someone say, 'Yeah, we'll make it,' is a pretty amazing moment," laughed Reynolds.
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