Well, it looks like it’s official - Fox has announced that the Deadpool movie will be released February 12th, 2016. For fans of the character, this could be a time of worry - Hollywood is known for screwing up weird, quirky comics like Deadpool…especially Deadpool, actually, since they’ve already messed him up once.
But we think the Deadpool movie is worth getting excited over - and here’s why.
2. The Script Is Apparently Great
While we don’t know that this is the still the script that’s in play (these things get rewritten and rewritten constantly during the course of development, switching writers like a game of musical chairs), the last known draft by Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick was supposedly great. To give you some idea of what these guys are capable of, they wrote Zombieland - one of the funniest and most inventive action-comedies of the last decade. Plus, it includes one of the best cameos ever committed to film period. For those of you who haven’t seen it, get on that FAST.
Anyways, the script - it sounds fantastic. Cinema Blend put up a review of it earlier this year (which they had to remove due to copyright complaints from 20th Century Fox), and here’s what they had to say (prior to it being taken down, that is):
"In it’s best moments, [reading the ‘Deadpool’ script] is like reading ‘Van Wilder’ meets ‘Kill Bill’, a genius mix of insane dark comedy and ridiculous over the top violence the likes of which we’ve never seen in any other superhero movie before… With the right director and Reynolds in the lead, this script has the potential to be the ‘Dark Knight’ of R-rated superhero movies."
Apparently, there’s also a nice couple digs at X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which would be appreciated.
Of course, the review is just one outlet’s take on a script that may not even be in play any longer, but given these were the guys who wrote the test footage that was met with such positive reaction, 20th Century Fox would be pretty foolish to cut them and their vision loose at this point.
"They had so many different shields in this film. We had the heavy shields for the shots where I need to block myself, or it’s gonna be a close-up—it’s this nice, shiny, metallic. We have [the] rubber shield when I’m actually knocking someone out with it and I actually gotta hit somebody. We’ve had a couple of shields that are magnetic for when I gotta slip it on my back. And then we’ll use no shield at all every now and then. Every now and then, we’ll have to do a shot where I have to throw it and they’ll just CGI it.”
"With all that’s going on with the new Alphas in Beacon Hills, fan faves Stiles and Derek don’t interact much in the first half of the season, but Dylan O’Brien has some ideas about how their first meeting of the year should go. "There aren’t any Stereky scenes so far," O’Brien tells us, "But I had an idea for Jeff, that when we do finally meet, and if we have a scene that’s very expositional — like if we come together and something’s going on we have to converge and discuss something — then we should kind of stop at the end of it and before we walk away, Stiles should just say, ‘I missed you.’ Just to acknowledge it for the fans in little, funny ways."